Conic Sections: Graphing Ellipses
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  Graph the following ellipse.

  Then, report the locations of its center, vertices, and foci below. Report the coordinates of the foci to the nearest tenth.

(x - 8)2 (y + 4)2  
+ =1
49 4  

Enter the ellipse's center: C(, )
Enter the ellipse's right-most vertex:V1(, )
Enter the ellipse's top-most vertex:V2(, )
Enter the ellipse's left-most vertex:V3(, )
Enter the ellipse's bottom-most vertex:V4(, )
Enter the ellipse's right-most focus:F1(, )
Enter the ellipse's left-most focus:F2(, )