x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2 = 2

know have to squar them... but really confused....

pleasee help mee...????

Not clear on what you are asking?! The equation fits into the general formula for an ellipse,

(x-h)^{2}/a^{2} + (y-k)^{2}/b^{2 }= 1

The length of the "major" (longer) axis of symmetry is "a"; the length of the "minor" (shorter) axis is "b"; there are two vertices and two co-vertices. You can find all the details at

http://www.clausentech.com/lchs/dclausen/algebra2/ellipses.htm.

You can fit your formula into the general equation by dividing both sides by 2.

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this answer does not make any sense?