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11-118.

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?

Notice which term (

*x*^{2}or*y*^{2}) is negated. What does this indicate about the orientation?If you can't remember which term corresponds to which orientation, try setting either

*x*or*y*to 0. In which case is the function defined?The transverse axis is horizontal.

See part (a).

See part (a).