Any hyperbola has two axes of symmetry: one that passes through both foci, called the transverse axis, and another that is perpendicular to the first and equidistant from both curves, called the conjugate axis.
The above graph is an example of a horizontal hyperbola. Notice that the transverse axis is a horizontal line. There are also vertical hyperbolas where the transverse axis is a vertical line. Below is a list of the properties of horizontal and vertical hyperbolas.
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