An ellipse has its center at the origin, its foci on the y-axis, and its major axis is three times as long as its minor axis. Given that the ellipse passes through the point (-4,0), find its equation.
Express your answer in the form (x-a)^2/r^2 + (y-b)^2/s^2 = 1.
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Since the ellipse is centered at the origin and its foci are on the y axis and it passes through the point (-4,0), then the minor axis must be 8 units long and the major axis must be 24 units long
So.....b = 8/2 = 4
And a = 12/2 = 6
So.....the equation of the ellipse is
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