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Parabolas

When a cannon goes into the air, it follows a parabolic path. The center of gravity of a leaping dolphin also describes a parabola path in nature. Another common way of see a parobola occur in nature is the trajectory of a bouncing ball. The balls path get smaller and smaller until evenutlally it only vibrates (that is, if no force is acted upon it). But, as you can see in the below picture of the basket ball, a parabola is there the whole time and always will be. This conic is only a mathematical concept because humans made it that way. "We" found out that it happened in nature and made a name for it.
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Haiku


Parabolas curve
Over mountains, sea, and sky.
They are used in math.