## asymptotes

Noun

- plural form of
*asymptote*

- If the
**asymptotes**be perpendicular, or, in other words, the principal axes be equal, the curve is called the rectangular hyperbola. - We may observe that the
**asymptotes**intersect this circle in the same points as the directrices. - If the tangent at P meets the
**asymptotes**in R, R', then CR.CR' = CS 2. - The equations to the
**asymptotes**are = t y/b and x = =y respectively. - Referred to the
**asymptotes**as axes the general equation becomes xy 2 obviously the axes are oblique in the general hyperbola and rectangular in the rectangular hyperbola.

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