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Cutting a cone at any angle

  1. May 28, 2012 #1
    I was taught that if you cut through a cone at any angle you will end up with a circle shape at the cones edge. Is this true?
     
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  3. May 28, 2012 #2

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    Your question isn't clear. But taking a guess at your meaning, it is false,. You can end up with any conic section. That's where the name "conic section" comes from.
     
  4. May 28, 2012 #3
    Thanks for the terminology. I looked it up on wikipedia which cleared things up .

    Thanks again.
     
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