Conic Sections: Hyperbola

Choose the Vertical or Horizontal Hyperbola option. Drag the Point. The absolute value of the difference between the distance from the foci to the point remains constant creating a Hyperbola. Use the sliders to change h, k, b, and a. Then drag the point. Notice a Hyperbola is still formed and the difference in difference still remains constant.

Use this applet to explore both vertical and horizontal hyperbolas and to the characteristics of a hyperbola