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Conic sections are curves formed by intersecting a cone and a plane. These curves include circles, ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas. Wolfram|Alpha can identify a conic section by its equation and can also compute the equation or other properties for a given conic section of a specified type.

Find information about a conic section through its Cartesian equation.

Find an ellipse and compute its properties.

Find a circle and compute its properties.

Find a parabola and compute its properties.

Find a hyperbola and compute its properties.