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## If the distance from the directrix is 5 units and the distance from the focus is 3 units then what is the name of the conic section? |

A. | ellipse |

B. | parabola |

C. | hyperbola |

D. | circle |

Answer» A. ellipse | |

Explanation: eccentricity is defined as the ratio of the distance from the focus to the distance from the directrix and it is denoted by e. hence, by definition, e = 3 ÷ 5 = 0.6. hence the conic section is called an ellipse. |

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