College Algebra Extra Assignment
For each equation in problems 1 - 5, identify the type of conic section, write the equation in standard
form, make a sketch, and find the following additional information depending on the type of conic
- Equation of Directrix
- Endpoints of Minor Axis
- Area (check the inside back cover for the formula)
- Endpoints of Conjugate Axis
- Equations of Asymptotes
Each problem is worth up to 5 points. The total points scored on the chapter 5 exam and this extra
assignment will not exceed 100 points.
- Write the equation in standard form of the ellipse shown and identify the information
asked for above for an ellipse.
- Find the name of a mathematician who was either born or died on your birthday (excluding the year).
Give your birthday, and a short biography of the mathematician.
Hint: In Netscape, type in the following in the Location: box at the top of
where #### is a
3 or 4 digit number corresponding to the month (1-12) and the day (01 - 31) you were born in. Notice
the month may be one or two digits, but the day is always two digits (pad with a 0 if necessary). For
example, someone born on January 4th, would put in Day104.html whereas someone born on October
4th would put in Day1004.html, and someone born on Christmas would put in Day1225.html.