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If the cone is cut with a plane such that an ellipse has been formed. Let's say the major axis is 'a' and the minor axis is 'b'.

Is there a way to find a and b from the geometry instead of getting them from the quadratic equation.

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If the cone is cut with a plane such that an ellipse has been formed. Let's say the major axis is 'a' and the minor axis is 'b'.

Is there a way to find a and b from the geometry instead of getting them from the quadratic equation.

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Thank you ... But can you give me an example.

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