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Decide whether each of the following hyperbolas is oriented horizontally or vertically. That is, decide whether the transverse axis is horizontal or vertical. How can you tell?

  1. Notice which term ( or ) is negated. What does this indicate about the orientation?

    If you can't remember which term corresponds to which orientation, try setting either or to . In which case is the function defined?

    The transverse axis is horizontal.

  1. See part (a).

  1. See part (a).