# How do you identify the following equation #(x - 1)^2 + y^2/25 = 1# as a circle, parabola, ellipse or hyperbola?

##### 1 Answer

May 24, 2016

Ellipse

#### Explanation:

For a simple explanation of conic classification, I recommend the reading of

http://www.math.utah.edu/~wortman/1060text-coc.pdf

In the present case the structure is

so it is an ellipse with center at

minor radius