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Hyperbola - Other Definitions, Features, Drawing Hyperbolas, Uses

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A hyperbola is a curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane (see Figure 1). When the plane cuts both nappes of the cone, the intersection is a hyperbola. Because the plane is cutting two nappes, the curve it forms has two U-shaped branches opening in opposite directions.


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