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Conic Sections: Intro to Hyperbolas

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In this video, Sal starts with the equation of a hyperbola by first comparing it to the equation of the circle, and ellipse. He then shows how to find the equation of the asymptotes by solving for y. He also shows a few intuitive ways to know without having to remember a formula in which directions the hyperbola is plotted.

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