29-32 Identifying a Conic from Its Discriminate (a) Use the discriminate to identify the conic. (b) Confirm your answer by graphing the conic using a graphic device.
The conic by using its discriminant.
The equation is,
The graph of equation represents
1) a parabola if .
2) an ellipse if .
3) a hyperbola if .
Roots of a quadratic equation are given by .
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The graph of the conic using a graphing device.
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