# How do you graph the equation of a hyperbola written in the general form?

Feb 15, 2015

Well a hyperbola will look something like this:

So in general terms we can say that an hyperbolic equation will be in the terms

or

So you can see also from this that it may be in a form like this:

$\left(\frac{x}{a} + \frac{y}{b}\right) \left(\frac{x}{a} - \frac{y}{b}\right) = 1$

or

$\left(\frac{x}{a} + \frac{y}{b}\right) \left(\frac{x}{a} - \frac{y}{b}\right) = - 1$