# hyperbola

## Conic Sections

**Definition**

Conic sections can be defined as the locus of point that moves so that the ratio of its distance from a fixed point called the focus to its distance from a fixed line called the directrix is constant. The constant ratio is called the eccentricity of the conic.

## 46 - 47 Solved Problems in Maxima and Minima

**Problem 46**

Given point on the conjugate axis of an equilateral hyperbola, find the shortest distance to the curve.