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From: chris jones

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2001021414:59:25
Subject: ovals

our discusion argues the difference between an elipse and an oval. my deffinition is that an oval is a generic term that describes a general shape (like an egg)that is symetrical in one axis only. the elipse is always an angular section of a cylinder. an elipse is always an oval but an oval is not is not always an elipse. can anyone give us the correct amsweres? txcj~

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