# How do you find the center, vertices, foci and asymptotes of #-4x^2 +25y^2 -8x+ 150y+ 121= 0#?

##### 1 Answer

See explanation. See the hyperbola, center, asymptotes, axes and vertices, in the Socratic graph..

#### Explanation:

The form #25y^2-4x^2 for the second degree terms suggest that I

can first find asymptotes

intersection.

Let the equation to this hyperbola be

By comparison with constant and first degree terms,

The asymptotes are given by

hyperbola C(1, -3).

Note that the bisectors through the center parallel to the axes,

x =- 1 and y = -3 are the axes of the hyperbola.

At #x =-1, y = -5 and -1. So, major axis 2a = (-1)-(-5)=4. And so, a = 2.

The vertices are

The Socratic asymptotes-center-hyperbola graph is for this form of

the equation.

Only foci wait for entry, in my next edition,

. graph{((5y-2x+13)(5y+2x+17)-100)(5y-2x+13)(5y+2x+17)(y+3)(x+1)=0 [-20, 20, -10, 10]}