# How do you find the standard form of #x^2 + y^2 + 8x + 2y - 8 = 0# and what kind of a conic is it?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 7, 2015

Shape: Circle

#### Explanation:

Remember: Some of the formula for conic are:

Circle:

Ellipse:

Hyperbola:

Step 1: Complete the so to determine the form

*Note: to complete the square,

Center:

Radius: 3