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Solution 11765: Graphing a Hyperbola on a TI Graphing Calculator.

How do I graph a hyperbola on a TI graphing calculator?

To graph a hyperbola, the hyperbolic equation will need to be solved for y, then each branch will be entered as functions in the y= editor.

The generic form of a hyperbola is as follows:

x^2/a^2 - y^2/b^2 = 1

Setting a=1 and b =1, then solving for y returns:

y= v(x-1) and y= -v(x-1)



Please see the TI Graphing family guidebooks for additional information.

Users of the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Family of calculators can take advantage of the free Conic Graphing App, which provides a simple way to graph the four conic shapes.