A section (or slice) through a cone.

By taking different slices through a cone we can get:

• a circle (plane perpendicular to the axis of the cone),

• an ellipse (plane slightly tilted),

• a parabola (plane parallel to the side the cone) or

• a hyperbola (plane cuts both top and bottom parts of cone).

By taking different slices through a cone we can get:

• a circle (plane perpendicular to the axis of the cone),

• an ellipse (plane slightly tilted),

• a parabola (plane parallel to the side the cone) or

• a hyperbola (plane cuts both top and bottom parts of cone).

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