# Graphing Ellipses

## Graphing Ellipses

## Question 1

What happens to the graph as the value of "h" increases? Decreases?

## Question 2

What happens to the graph as the value of "k" increases? Decreases?

## Question 3

What happens to the graph as the value of "a" increases?

## Question 4

What happens to the graph as the value of "b" increases?

## Question 5

By examining the equation, how can you determine the coordinates of the center of an ellipse?

## Question 6

By examining the equation, how can you determine the length of the major and minor axes?

## Question 7

Walk me through the steps of graphing an ellipse given an equation in standard form.

## Question 8

What happens to the ellipse when the values of "a" and "b" are the same?