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**Comet Orbit** Halley’s comet has an elliptical orbit, with the sun at one focus. The eccentricity of the orbit is approximately $0.967$. The length of the major axis of the orbit is approximately $35.88$ astronomical units. (An astronomical unit is about $93$ million miles.)

Use a graphing utility to graph the equation of the orbit.

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$\frac{x^2}{321.8436}+\frac{y^2}{20.8913}=1$

We need to graph the ellipse using a graphing utility.

Note: The commands in this part of the solution are for a TI-84 calculator. If you use a different graphic calculator, then the commands will differ.

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