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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

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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... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conic_Section –  anorton 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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