# Parabola

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A **parabola** is a curve on a plane, consisting of all the points that are equidistant from a point called the *focus* and a line, called the *directrix*.

It is a conic section, the intersection of a plane and a cone where the plane is parallel one side of the cone.

The general algebraic formula for a parabols is:

A parabola is the path taken by an object in motion subject to a uniform acceleration, such as gravity, ignoring friction.