Rectangular HyperbolaDate: 06/11/2002 at 22:54:00 From: Brittany Subject: Rectangular Hyperbola I was wondering if you could tell me why rectangular hyperbola graphs are called rectangular, when the graph itself looks nothing like a rectangle. Is there any connection? Thanks for your help. Date: 06/12/2002 at 11:49:55 From: Doctor Ian Subject: Re: Rectangular Hyperbola Hi Brittany, It's not so much that the hyperbola looks like a rectangle, but that each branch of the hyperbola is bounded by a rectangle (i.e., one of the quadrants of the coordinate plane). Does that make sense? - Doctor Ian, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Date: 06/12/2002 at 18:35:39 From: Brittany Subject: Thank you (Rectangular Hyperbola) Yes sir, that does make sense. Thank you very much for the clarification. |
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