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Chapter 10: Conic Sections

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12


Conic sections are four shapes; parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas, created from the intersection of a plane with a cone or two cones.

In this chapter, we will study these four conic sections and place them in the \begin{align*}x-y\end{align*} plane. For each shape, we will analyze the parts, find the equation and graph. Lastly, we will introduce the general conic section equation and solve systems with conics and lines.

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This chapter covers parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas. You will learn how to graph and analyze these conic sections. In the last concept, we will solve systems with conics and lines.

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