##### Arbelos and parbelos help!

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What is a similar shape to the arbelos but drawn using a curbe or shape other than circle? If it is parbelos, then what it is, what are the difference between both and how to draw it.

Jul 30th, 2015

A cone, in particular, is not shaped like an "ice cream cone" but rather like two ... arbelos - a plane region bounded by three mutually tangent semicircles

The area of the arbelos is equal to the area of a circle with diameter HA .

For a cone, only its surface area and volume becomes calculate-able

Jul 30th, 2015

I want to know more about parbelos. I have googled it but all the information is hard to understand and not recent

Jul 30th, 2015

Ok, am giving you all the needed information in a short while.

Jul 30th, 2015

The arbelos is a classical geometric shape bounded by three mutually tangent semicircles with collinear diameters.

The parbelos is defined as the region bounded by the three latus rectum arcs.

Latus rectum is defined as the chord perpendicular to the principal axis and passing through a focus of an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.

You can study all these from this book; Coxeter, H. S. M. Introduction to Geometry, 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, pp. 116-118, 1969.

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Thanks

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