# How do you write an equation for a ellipse with center (5, -4), vertical major axis of length 12, and minor axis of length 8?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 5, 2016

#### Explanation:

Standard equations of an ellipse

Major axis is horizontal

Major axis is vertical

where:

Center:

Major axis:

minor axis:

In the given

Center:

Major axis:

minor axis:

We are dealing with an ellipse with a vertical major axis, so we should use the second form of the standard equation