# How do you name the curve given by the conic #r=6/(2+sintheta)#?

##### 1 Answer

Ellipse

#### Explanation:

The polar equation of a conic, referred to a/the focus as the pole r =

0 and the perpendicular from the pole to the (corresponding)

directrix as the initial line

e is the eccentricity of the conic and l is the semi latus rectum = #

(1/2) X (length of the chord of the conic through the focus,that is

perpendicular to the initial line).

The conic is named an ellipse, parabola or hyperbola according as #

e < = > 1.#

Interestingly, for the circle the focus is at the center and l

= radius a and e = 0. The equation is simply r = a.

Here, the equation is

ellipse. The semi major axis a is given by