Chapter 10.6, Problem 44E

### Calculus (MindTap Course List)

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### Calculus (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Ron Larson + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337275347
Textbook Problem

# Finding a Polar Equation In Exercises 39-44. Find a polar equation for the conic with its focus at the pole and the given vertex or vertices.Conic Vertex or VerticesHyperbola ( 2 , 0 ) ,         ( 10 , 0 )

To determine

To calculate: The polar form of the equation for the hyperbola having its focus at the pole and the vertices are (2,0) and (10,0).

Explanation

Given:

The conic is hyperbola having its vertices are (2,0) and (10,0).

Formula used:

The polar form of the equation for the hyperbola having its focus at the pole is:

r=ed1+ecosÎ¸

Here e stands for eccentricity and d can be refer as the distance from the focus to its directrix.

Calculation:

In a hyperbola, eccentricity is greater than 1.

So, e>1

Since vertical is the major axis and the vertices of the hyperbola are (2,0) and (10,0).

So, the length of major axis would be:

2c=2+10=12

And the length of the minor axis would be:

2a=10âˆ’2=8

Then, the eccentricity of hyperbola is:

e=ca=32

Now, put the value of e in the

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