Conic Section through Five Points

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Theorem

Let $A, B, C, D, E$ be distinct points in the plane such that no $3$ of them are collinear.

Then it is possible to draw a conic section that passes through all $5$ points.


Proof


Historical Note

The technique for constructing a conic section that passes through $5$ non-collinear points was demonstrated by Pappus of Alexandria.


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