## ellipsoidx^{2}/a^{2} + y^{2}/b^{2} + z^{2}/c^{2} = 1
where a, b and c are positive real numbers determining
the shape. If two of these numbers are equal, the ellipsoid is a spheroid;
if all three are equal, it is a sphere. The
intersection of an ellipsoid with a plane is a single point or an ellipse.
Ellipsoids can also be defined in higher dimensions. ## Related category• SOLIDS AND SURFACES | ||||||

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