Tara McConkey Im havign trouble converting the following conic to standard form, i know that the conic is a hyperbola but that is all 16x^{2}9y^{2}160x18y+247=0 could u help me? Hi Tara,Since I know, in vague sense, what the standard form will look like, I would gather the terms with an x together, the terms with a y together and move the constant to the right side of the equation. I need to complete the squares since I want the xterms to form a perfect square and the yterms to form a perfect square. First extract common factors to ensure that the coefficient of x^{2} is 1 and the coefficient of y^{2} is 1. Now complete the squares by adding terms to the left side while also adding the same terms to the right side to maintain the equality. or Harley
