# Conic section

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Some conic sections.

Conic section is a term used to describe the shape produced when a plane and a cone intersect. This produces either a circle, ellipse, parabola or hyperbola, or in the special case when the plane touches the vertex, a point, line or two intersecting lines. The general formula for a conic section is as follows:

${\displaystyle Ax2+Bxy+Cy2+Dx+Ey+F=0}$

Conic sections are one of the most basic forms of shape in maths.[1]