Show, using algebra, that the formula for a circle is a special case of the formula for an ellipse

Expert Answers info

sciencesolve eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2011

write5,349 answers

starTop subjects are Math, Science, and Business

You should remember the formula of equation of ellipse such that:

`(x/a)^2 + (y/b)^2 = 1`

Notice that a represents the half of major axis and b represents the half of minor axis.

If the lengths of minor and major axis...

(The entire section contains 115 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial