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Date: 8/7/96 at 6:43:41
From: Anonymous

I was wondering if you had any information regarding the following
question on a Hyperbola.

Q) Find the graph and the equation of a hyperbola.
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Date: 9/1/96 at 17:30:35
From: Doctor Jerry

Your question does not have a single answer.  There are many possible
graphs of equations of hyperbolas.

First, as you probably know, hyperbolas are one of the conic sections.
If a right circular cone (both nappes) is cut by a plane parallel to
the axis of the cone, the curve is a hyperbola.  Hyperbolas have two
non-connected pieces, one on the upper nappe and one on the lower
nappe of the cone.

Secondly, the hyperbola with simplest equation is y=1/x.  The graph of
this equation is a hyperbola.

-Doctor Jerry,  The Math Forum
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