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11-118.
  1. 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? Homework Help ✎

Notice which term (x2 or y2) 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).