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Example 10 Find the coordinates of the foci, the vertices, the lengths of major and minor axes and the eccentricity of the ellipse 9x2 + 4y2 = 36. Given 9x2 + 4y2 = 36 Dividing whole equation by 36 (9𝑥^2 + 4𝑦^2)/36 = 36/36 9/36 x2 + (4𝑦^2)/36 = 1 𝑥^2/4 + 𝑦^2/9 = 1 Since 4 < 9 Hence the above equation is of the form 𝑥^2/𝑏^2 + 𝑦^2/𝑎^2 = 1 Comparing (1) & (2) We know that c = √(a2−b2) c = √(9−4) c = √𝟓 Co-ordinate of foci = (0, ± c) = (0, ± √5) So co-ordinates of foci (0, √𝟓), & (0, −√𝟓) Vertices = (0, ± a) = (0, ± 3) So, Vertices are (0, 3) & (0, −3) Length of major axis = 2a = 2 × 3 = 6 Length of minor axis = 2b = 2 × 2 = 4 Eccentricity e = c/a = √𝟓/𝟑 Length of latus rectum = 2b2/a = (2 × 4)/3 = 𝟖/𝟑

Class 11

Important Questions for exams Class 11

- Chapter 1 Class 11 Sets
- Chapter 2 Class 11 Relations and Functions
- Chapter 3 Class 11 Trigonometric Functions
- Chapter 4 Class 11 Mathematical Induction
- Chapter 5 Class 11 Complex Numbers
- Chapter 6 Class 11 Linear Inequalities
- Chapter 7 Class 11 Permutations and Combinations
- Chapter 8 Class 11 Binomial Theorem
- Chapter 9 Class 11 Sequences and Series
- Chapter 10 Class 11 Straight Lines
- Chapter 11 Class 11 Conic Sections
- Chapter 12 Class 11 Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry
- Chapter 13 Class 11 Limits and Derivatives
- Chapter 14 Class 11 Mathematical Reasoning
- Chapter 15 Class 11 Statistics
- Chapter 16 Class 11 Probability

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