# Conic Sections

slope of plane: 0

*z*-intercept of plane: 0
Plane:

Cone Material: Solid Wireframe

*z*= 0.00*y*+ 0.00Cone Material: Solid Wireframe

slope of plane: 0

*z*-intercept of plane: 0

Plane: *z* = 0.00*y* + 0.00

Cone Material: Solid Wireframe

Cone Material: Solid Wireframe

A conic section is a curve formed by intersecting a plane and an infinite cone. Four such curves are possible: a circle, an ellipse, a parabola, and a hyperbola.

Use the sliders to adjust the position and angle of the plane. The projections on the right show the resulting intersection between the plane and the cone from two positions.

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