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What would be obtained on cutting the solid parabola. I searched various sites,most of them say cone. But I am unable to visualize it. Can Someone please help.

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What is a "solid parabola"? Do you mean a paraboloid? – MJD Nov 26 '12 at 0:02
@devender Slant cutting a paraboloid of revolution surface produces an ellipse. If cutting plane is along or perpendicular to axis intersection curve is a parabola or circle respectively. – Narasimham Feb 19 '15 at 19:58

You get a parabola by intersecting a plane with a cone, not viceversa. enter image description here

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Are you Sure that its not vice- versa ? – devender Nov 25 '12 at 20:53
Parabolas and related curves are called conic sections because they are the intersection of a cone and a plane... – apnorton Nov 25 '12 at 21:10
@devender Yes, I can't find a way to get a 3d shape by cutting a 2d one – chubakueno Nov 26 '12 at 22:20

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