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April 28th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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given the cartesian equation

The equation represent the general conic through the origin,
Show that the center of the conic is (h,k) = -1/2 Q^-1 (D,E)
where Q is matrix with entries (A, 1/2 B , 1/2 B, C)
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It might be a good first step to eliminate the linear terms and perform other cosmetic procedures, in other words, put the conic into standard form.

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April 30th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Can you explain further, I appreciate your help if you can. thank you.
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