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Topic: Hyperbolas in Nature
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Michael Thwaites

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Re: Hyperbolas in nature
Posted: May 3, 1996 8:25 AM
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If you shine a flashlight against a wall with the axis of the flashlight
parallel to the wall, the light will make a Hyperbola.

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