# What does hyperbola mean in math?

Apr 22, 2018

check the explanation below

#### Explanation:

It's a curve that results from the motion of a point (x,y)
where
The distance from a fixed point called the focus $=$ (the normal distance between it and a straight line called the directrix) $\times$
(the eccentricity of the curve)

graph{x^2/4-y^2=1 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}