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A hyperbola is the set of all points in a plane the difference of whose distances from two fixed points, called the foci, is a constant. The line containing the foci is called the transverse axis. The midpoint of the line segment joining the foci is called the center of the hyperbola. The line through the center and perpendicular to the transverse axis is called the conjugate axis. The hyperbola consists of two separate curves called branches that are symmetric with respect to the transverse axis, conjugate axis and the center. The two points of intersection of the hyperbola and the transverse axis are called the vertices of the hyperbola.