Section 7.4 The Hyperbola

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Distance formula (Section 2.1 , page 178)

  2. 2 Midpoint formula (Section 2.1 , page 180)

  3. 3 Completing the square (Section 3.1 , page 321)

  4. 4 Oblique asymptotes (Section 3.6 , page 395)

  5. 5 Transformations of graphs (Section 2.7 , page 274)

  6. 6 Symmetry (Section 2.2 , page 188)

Objectives

  1. 1 Define a hyperbola.

  2. 2 Find the asymptotes of a hyperbola.

  3. 3 Graph a hyperbola.

  4. 4 Translate hyperbolas.

  5. 5 Use hyperbolas in applications.

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