# Difference between revisions of "Major axis"

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− | + | The major axis of a [[ellipse]] is the longer of its two [[axis]] and contains the [[foci]] of the ellipsis. | |

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An ellipsis with the equation of the form <math>\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}=1</math>, where <math>a>b</math> has its major axis on the x-axis. Similarly, when <math>a<b</math>, the major axis is on the y-axis. | An ellipsis with the equation of the form <math>\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}=1</math>, where <math>a>b</math> has its major axis on the x-axis. Similarly, when <math>a<b</math>, the major axis is on the y-axis. |