# What is the transverse axis of a hyperbola?

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Jan 27, 2015

The transverse axis of a hyperbola is the line that contains the two vertices and the two focuses.

In this example (hyperbola of equation **X-Axis** .

graph{x^2/2-y^2/4=1 [-10, 10, -5.25, 5.17]}

In this example (hyperbola of equation **Y-Axis** .

graph{x^2/2-y^2/4=-1 [-10, 10, -5.25, 5.17]}