# How do you find the center, vertices, and foci of an ellipse #(x+3)^2/225 + (y+8)^2/81 = 1#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 19, 2016

Explained below

#### Explanation:

Center is (-3, -8).

Length of the semi major axis is 15, therefore vertices would be (-18,-8) and (12, -8).

Distance of the focus from the center is c=

=

Hence focii would be (-15, -8) and (9, -8)