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 Slicing through a cone to form an ellipse 2013-08-06 From Pulkit:we get an ellipse on slicing through a cone. Is there a relation between central axis of the cone and this ellipse? Does it pass through the any of the foci of the ellipse?Answered by Chris Fisher. Cutting a pipe at an arbitrary angle 2008-09-20 From John:from the original question Al asked about cutting a 200 diameter pipe in 45 degrees. can someone explain the math steps required to creating the graph. I am trying to do the same thing only using a 150 degree cut.Answered by Harley Weston. Slicing cubes 2004-11-23 From Anthony:You are working with a power saw and wish to cut a wooden cube 3-inches on aside into 27 1-inch cubes. You can do this by making six cuts through the cube keeping the pieces together in the cube shape. Can you reduce the number of necessary cuts by rearranging the pieces after each cut?Answered by Chris Fisher.

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