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ellipse, circle, hyperbola and parabola with different equations. Hyperbola and Parabola have two different

equations depending upon its axis.

General form of the conic section is represented by the following equation:-

(Ax)^2 + (B x y) + (C y) ^2 + (Dx) + (E y) + F = 0

This concept can be more clarified by the examples. Two related examples are shown below for the

understanding purpose of conic section.

What will be the conic section?

of eccentricity helps to decide what type of curve the conic section is. Eccentricity shows how un-circular the

curve is. Higher the eccentricity, lesser the curvature. In the given problem eccentricity is 1.5 therefore it is a

hyperbola.

of different conic sections are different. Like for parabola the length of latus rectum is 4 times the focal

length. In the given problem the conic section is ellipse therefore the length of latus rectum is 2b^2/a, where a

and b are half of major and minor diameter.