







Conics 
20140201 

Kassidy pose la question : Hey, I have searched through all the questions about conics and how
people use them in the real world, but none of them were very specific
on how they are applied and the process, why it's so important etc.
I have a project due asking these questions and it's been very difficult
finding the right answer, if you could name jobs, how they are use and
specifically applied that would be greatly appreciated. Penny Nom lui répond. 





What jobs use conics? 
20091022 

denise pose la question : i have to type a paper on what jobs use conics and i can not find anything can you help
thanks
Denise Penny Nom lui répond. 





Conics 
20090205 

Jay pose la question : If you were to design your own picture of a conic, what would it look like? And also if you had to use two conics from the solar system and a solar oven...? Robert Dawson lui répond. 





CIRCLES 
20080707 

daryl pose la question : Find the equation of the smaller circle that is tangent to the axes and the circle x(squared)+y(squared)=2x+2y1? Penny lui répond. 





Conic sections 
20080414 

Christine pose la question : In my analysis class we are learning about conic sections.
Our project is to create a genral statement of the definition of conic sections.
Truthfully, I have absolutely no clue on how I should write that.
Could you help me? Walter Whiteley lui répond. 





Identifying a conic from its equation 
20070819 

Robin pose la question : Hi,
Do you have any tips how to identify a conic from its equation? Leeanne Boehm and Steve La Rocque lui répond. 





Parabolas in the real world 
20070518 

Katherine pose la question : Hi, my name is Katherine, and my mean old math teacher just assigned us a test in which
we have to write two examples of how parabolas are used in the real world, each one page
single spaced, size 12!! I know you have already answered some questions like this, but
I still don't understand the whole baseball thing, and any other way parabolas are used.
And how I can write a whole page on it. But that's my problem, not yours, I just need help
with a little explanation on how parabolas are actually used today. I know this might be kind
of confusing for you, but imagine how it is for me!! Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





A fountain as a parabola 
20070308 

Emily pose la question : I have to do a math project proving that something in real life is a parabola. I really need some help here because i don't know where to start. I want to do it on a fountain and prove it's a parabola but how do i do that? I would really appreciate it if you could help Emily Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





What jobs involve using conics? 
20070221 

Nicki pose la question : What jobs involve using conics? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Things that are shaped like a parabola 
20070214 

carra pose la question : i can't find other examples of things that are shaped like a parabola except for bridges.............. Pls. help it is due tomorrow. thank you very much:) Steve La Rocque, Penny Nom and Walter Whiteley lui répond. 





Conic sections 
20061119 

Joyce pose la question : My son has a project on conic sections. I need the following information on Parabola, Circle, ellipse,and hyperbola. He can't find the following information for each conic section: equations with explanations, four uses for each shape and Shape explanation. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Some applications of conic sections 
20061113 

Burt pose la question : how are circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas used in everyday life Penny Nom lui répond. 





The focus of a parabola 
20061001 

Lily pose la question : I have a mathematical assignment which includes applications of parabolas, hyperbolas and ellipses in the real world. I have been searching the internet and now I am ware that most of the applications of parabolas have a connection with what people call "the focus". However, I do not think I clearly understand what "the focus" of a parabola is. Would you please explain it to me? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A question on conics 
20060109 

Reb pose la question : i know how to convert the general formula into specific ones(ie.; a circle's specific formula x^{2} + y^{2} = r^{2} can be derived from this, and then you draw you graph), but i have no idea how to go from a graph to the general formula (you know the HUUUGE one...) Penny Nom lui répond. 





Quadratics 
20050105 

Usman pose la question : Hi, in my Grade 11 Functions math class we have been assigned the task of finding jobs and careers related to quadratics, I have done many searches but have been unsuccessful, then I saw your website and emailed. I also have to use an example of a math problem that the job uses, then solve it, this will all compile on bristol board for a presentation. I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me some links and references of sources that refer to this subject. Harley Weston lui répond. 





An elliptical table 
20050103 

Roger pose la question : Want to make an elliptical table, say the long (major) axis is 4 feet, and the short (minor) axis is 3 feet. I can construct this figure, but I'm trying to figure out what the exact dimension of a rectangle within this ellipse will be if I make the table a drop leaf type where the drop dimensions are equal for each end of both the long and short axes. Intuitively, it looks like there is one and only one solution. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Practical applications: parabolas and Pythagoras 
20041024 

Connie pose la question : Provide two examples of real life objects that incorporate parabolic shapes. Explain the reason why the parabolic shape was used in each object.
I need at least one practical application of the Pythagorean Theorem. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A conic 
20040810 

A student pose la question : My question is about this equation 32x*2 18y*2 64x +72y +248 =0
explain why as x goes to the infinity the graph of the conic looks like y= (3/4)X.
What I did to try to find the solution of this problem was to graph and then I thought that maybe trying to find the equation of the asymptotes I could do it, but it was useless because the equation of the asymptotes is y= +4/3(X1) 2 and that does not explain why tho conic looks like y=(3/4) x . I would really appreciate your help on this. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Uses of conic sections 
20030401 

William pose la question : My name is William and I am doing a research paper on conic sections for my 12th grade math class. Part of the project is to find two conic sections in our world today and explain what there purpose is. I really need help in this area because I've been searching the internet for where conic sections are used in our world today and I really can't find anything. If you can tell me specific building or a pyramid that contains conic sections that would be great. Or even something in the universe would be helpful. Leeanne Boehm lui répond. 





The intersection of conics 
20021219 

Glenda pose la question : We are studying systems of equations where two conic sections are the two equations that we are solving simultaneously. We were studying the number of solutions that are possible if you have an ellipse and a parabola. We all agree that there can be none, one, two, three or four solutions. The question that the students had for me was whether or not a portion of an ellipse and a parabola can overlap and thereby allow an infinite number of solutions. What should I tell them? Chris Fisher and Harley Weston lui répond. 





Conics 
20020529 

Brooke pose la question : Which conic cannot be generated by an intersection of a plane and a double napped cone? Chris Fisher lui répond. 





Parabolas 
20020203 

Kuang pose la question : Who is credited for working with or studying the Parabola? What is a conic section? What does a parabola look like? How is a parabola formed? Where and how are parabolas used today in the real world? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Quadratics 
20010516 

John pose la question : I am in the final stages of a math project and I need to interview an expert for the last part. Please try to answer at least a few of these questions.  How do you use quadratic equations in your everyday life?
 Do you find being a math expert very helpful in life?
 Is the quadratic equation useful to you?
 Why did you decide to become a math expert?
 What do you think is the most important function of the quadratic equation?
Harley Weston lui répond. 





Circles, ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas 
20010509 

Colleen pose la question : How is an ellipse like a circle? In what way does an ellipse have a center? How is a hyperbola similar and different to an ellipse? How is a parabola similar a different to a circle ellipse and parabola? Pnny Nom lui répond. 





Bridges and parabolas 
20001118 

Lauren pose la question : My name is Lauren, and Im a secondary school student in Ontario. For my gr11 advanced math class I have to find out how and why parabolics are used in arch bridges and write 3 paragraphs on it. People who cohse satelites and whatnot are lucky  I've found a ton of info, but for arch bridges there seems to be nothing. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Rectangular hyperbola 
19991215 

Aarti Chand pose la question : Why do they call a rectangular hyperbola, rectangular and where the normal hyperbola looks like a rectangle and the rectangular hyperbola looks like a sqaure? Chris Fisher lui répond. 





Two conics 
19991207 

Quinn pose la question : I know the formula to find the axis of symmetry of a conic section (I'm not sure what shape  circle for the first one??) is (D/2A,E/2C) but I obviously don't get how to calculate it, because when I check the answer it's wrong, but I'm so close!! For the following equations my teacher suggested to "divide the x term coefficient, D, by the x squared term coefficient before...do the same for y." 2x^{2}+2y^{2}8x+12y+16=0 . . . Penny Nom lui répond. 





Graphing Inequalities of Conic Sections 
19970324 

James Sheldon pose la question : I'm trying to graph Systems of Conic Sections with inequalities, but I'm running into problems on which area to shade: x^2+y^2 is greater than or equal to 16 xy > 4 So I graph these two equations, and then my teacher said to substitute a point into it but I'm still not sure how to do it... Penny Nom lui répond. 

