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Topic: Parabola vs Hyperbola
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Mike Sheece

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Re: Parabola vs Hyperbola
Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:20 AM
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The main difference between a parabola and a hyperbola is that the arms of a parabola become parallel as infinity is approached, but not for a hyperbola. So no two parabolas do not form a hyperbola since the arcs are different shapes.

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