please tell me what is hyperbola and parabola

Asked by Snehal Pillai | 12th Mar, 2011, 05:04: PM

Expert Answer:

dear student,
A parabola is the path of a moving point whose distance from a fixed point (focus)remains equal to its distance from a fixed line (directrix).
A hyperbola is the set of points such that the difference of the distance of any of these points  from two fixed points (called foci) always remains the same .

Answered by  | 13th Mar, 2011, 11:20: AM

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