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Find the equation and the length of the transverse and conjugate axis of the following hyperbola:$16x^{2}-9y^{2}+96x+36y-36=0$

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  • Standard forms of equation of the hyperbola with transverse axis $2a$,conjugate axis $2t$ with the negative sign associated with $b$ and $e=\sqrt{1+\large\frac{b^2}{a^2}},b=a\sqrt{e^2-1}$
  • $\large\frac{x^2}{a^2}-\frac{y^2}{b^2}$$=1$
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  • Foci $(\pm ae,0)$,centre $(0,0)$,vertices $(\pm a,0)$.
  • Transverse axis $x$-axis ($y=0$)
  • Conjugate axis $y$-axis ($x=0$)
  • End points of latus rectum $(ae,\pm\large\frac{b^2}{a}),($$-ae,\pm\large\frac{b^2}{a})$
  • Length of LR :$\large\frac{2b^2}{a}$
  • Directrices $y=\pm\large\frac{a}{e}$
  • General form of standard hyperbola with centre $C(h,k)$,transverse axis $2a$,conjugate axis $2b$,$(b^2-ve)$ and with axes parallel to the coordinate axes.
  • (i) $\large\frac{(x-h)^2}{a^2}-\frac{(y-k)^2}{b^2}$$=1$
  • Transverse axis $y-k=0$,conjugate axis $x-h=0$.
  • (ii) $\large\frac{(y-k)^2}{a^2}-\frac{(x-h)^2}{b^2}$$=1$
  • Transverse axis $x-h=0$,conjugate axis $y-k=0$.
Step 1:
Completing squares,
Step 2:
The above equation is divided by $144$
$\Rightarrow a=3,b=4$
Step 3:
Shifting the origin to $(-3,-2)$ by translation of axes $X=x+3$,$Y=y-2$
$\Rightarrow x=X-3,y=Y+2$
The equation reduces to $\large\frac{X^2}{9}-\frac{Y^2}{16}$$=1$
Transverse axes : $X$-axes (i.e) $Y=0\Rightarrow y-2=0$
Conjugate axes : $Y$-axes (i.e) $X=0\Rightarrow x+3=0$
Length of transverse axis =$2a=2\times 3=6$
Length of conjugate axis =$2b=2\times 4=8$
answered Jun 19, 2013 by sreemathi.v
edited Jun 19, 2013 by sreemathi.v

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