DISCUSS Is It an Ellipse? A piece of paper is wrapped around a cylindrical bottle, and them a compass is used to draw a circle on the paper, as shown in the figure. When the paper is laid flat, is the shape drawn on the paper in ellipse? (You don’t need to prove your answer, but you might want to do the experiment and see what you get.)
Whether the shape of the paper wrapped around a cylindrical bottle is an ellipse or not.
The definition of an ellipse,
The shape of an ellipse is oval and a closed plane curve generated by a point moving in such a way that the sum of its distance from two foci is a constant.
The drawn shape on the paper seems to be an ellipse since the bottle is not a straight platform...
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