A series of free, online video lessons with examples and solutions to help Algebra students learn about conic sections: circles, ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas.

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Conic Sections: Circles

Conic Sections: Ellipses

Conic Sections: Parabolas

Conic Sections: Hyperbolas

By definition, a conic section is a curve obtained by intersecting a cone with a plane.

In Algebra II, we work with four main types of conic sections: circles, parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas. Each of these conic sections has different characteristics and formulas that help us solve various types of problems.

This video shows how you can generate a circle, ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola by intersecting a cone with a plane. It is the first of several videos on the conic sections.

What are conic sections and why are they called “conic sections”?

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