Introduction to conic sections

Learn about two basic conic sections and their equations: Circle and Parabola.
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Conic sections are formed when you intersect a plane with a cone. In this tutorial, you will learn more about what makes conic sections special.

Learn how to analyze an equation of a circle that is not given in the standard form. For example, find the center of the circle whose equation is x^2+y^2+4x-5=0.

A parabola is the set of all points equidistant from a point (called the focus) and a line (called the directrix). In this tutorial you will learn about the focus and the directrix, and how to find the equation of a parabola given its focus and directrix.