 Chapter 9: Conic Sections and Rational FunctionsIn this chapter:
 Use the distance formula to find the distance between two points on a plane and to solve distance and rate problems
 Learn about conic sections— circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas—which are created by intersecting a plane and a cone
 Investigate the properties of conic sections
 Write the equations of conic sections in different forms
 Study rational functions and learn special properties of their graphs
 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions
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