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## What is a degenerate equation?

A degenerate conic is given by an equation ax2+2hxy+by2+2fx+2gy+c=0 where the solution set is just a point, a straight line or a pair of straight lines. For example, the equation x2+y2=0 can be thought of as a degenerate circle, while x2−y2=0 is a degenerate hyperbola: it gives the two straight lines y=x and y=−x.

## How do you know if an equation is degenerate?

You can tell that the degenerate conic is a line if there are no \begin{align*}x^2\end{align*} or \begin{align*}y^2\end{align*} terms. However, you should always try to put the conic equation into graphing form to see whether it equals zero, because that is the best way to identify degenerate conics.

**What are the 3 degenerate conics?**

THE THREE DEGENERATE CONICS ARE THE POINT, THE LINE, AND TWO INTERSECTING LINES.

### What is the degenerate case for parabola?

The degenerate case of a parabola is when the plane just barely touches the outside surface of the cone, meaning that it is tangent to the cone. This creates a straight line intersection out of the cone’s diagonal.

### What is the degenerate form of a hyperbola?

A degenerate hyperbola, which is of the form: (x−h)2a2−(y−k)2b2=0. The result is two intersecting lines that make an “X” shape. The slopes of the intersecting lines forming the X are ±ba.

**What are degenerate conics examples?**

Pencils of circles: in the pencil of red circles, the only degenerate conic is the horizontal axis; the pencil of blue circles has three degenerate conics, the vertical axis and two circles of radius zero.

## How do you identify a degenerate conic section?

When the plane does intersect the vertex of the cone, the resulting conic is called a degenerate conic. Degenerate conics include a point, a line, and two intersecting lines. The equation of every conic can be written in the following form: Ax2 + Bxy + Cy2 + Dx + Ey + F = 0.

## What is the degenerate case of hyperbola?

The degenerate case of a hyperbola is two intersecting straight lines: Ax2+By2=0, when A and B have opposite signs.

**How do you find degenerate conics?**

### What is a degenerated cone?

In geometry, a degenerate conic is a conic (a second-degree plane curve, defined by a polynomial equation of degree two) that fails to be an irreducible curve.

### How is degenerate conic calculated?

**Why is an hourglass a hyperbola?**

The Strength Factor. First and foremost,the hyperboloid shape impacts the strength of the entire structure.

## What is the general form of a hyperbola?

degenerate hyperbola Definition. A degenerate hyperbola is a hyperbola obtained when a plane cuts a cone through its apex.

## How do you find the foci of hyperbola?

the length of the transverse axis is 2a.

**How do you find slope of asymptotes in hyperbola?**

Write down the hyperbola equation with the y2 term on the left side. This method is useful if you have an equation that’s in general quadratic form.