Use this page to post information about things that are related to parabolas. Some ideas include: catenoids, arches, cones, ellipses and other conic sections. Are these more or less common than parabolas? Why or why not?





Arches VS. Parabolas
By: Sloan Gormley
Arches: Arches have a very similar design to parabolas. They both have a basic design of being curved at the top. fort example here is a picture of some arches.


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This a basket ball court that has many arches.


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This is a picture of a rock that looks like an arch.

Now here is a picture of a parabola to show the similarity.

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This is a fountain that sprays to make a parabola.

You can see the similar design that the parabola and the arch have in common.