Find an equation that models the path of a satellite if its path is a hyperbole, a = 55,000 km, and c = 81,000 km. Assume that the center of the hyperbole is th
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Find an equation that models the path of a satellite if its path is a hyperbole, a = 55,000 km, and c = 81,000 km. Assume that the center of the hyperbole is the origin and the transverse axis is horizontal.
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1. User Answers ImurGirlfriend53
Vertex(55,000,0)
Focus (81,000,0)

c^2 = a^2 + b^2
81000^2 = 55,000^2 + b^2

b = 59464.27

Form: [x^2/a^2]  [y^2/b^2] = 1

x^2/55,000^2  y^2/59464^2 = 1