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Find the equation for the ellipse that satisfies the given conditions: Major axis on the -axis, centre is origin and passes through the points and

Solution: Since the major axis is on the -axis, the equation of the ellipse will be of the form,

Where is the semi-major axis.
The ellipse passes through points and . Hence,


On solving equations (2) and (3) we obtain 
Thus the equation of the ellipse is  or  
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