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11-155.

Explain why it is useful to make C = 0 in the general quadratic relation Ax2 + By2 + Cxy + Dx + Ey + F = 0. Homework Help ✎

Suppose C ≠ 0.
What effect does this have on the process of factoring or manipulating this relation to look like the equation for a conic section?