Im havign trouble converting the following conic to standard form, i know that the conic is a hyperbola but that is all 16x2-9y2-160x-18y+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 x-terms to form a perfect square and the y-terms to form a perfect square. First extract common factors to ensure that the coefficient of x2 is 1 and the coefficient of y2 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.