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How to find the area of a segment of an ellipse (shaded portion) with

respect to height?

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- Nov 14th 2010, 03:01 AMjosephpabloArea of a segment of an ellipse
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How to find the area of a segment of an ellipse (shaded portion) with

respect to height? - Nov 14th 2010, 08:20 AMrtblue
The formula for the area of an entire elippse is a*b*pi

where a and b are the lengths of the major and minor axes.

If you can find what the fractional amount of the whole ellipse that shaded region is......

That should be enough to get you going. - Nov 14th 2010, 02:16 PMskeeter
I'm afraid methods of calculus will be required to find the shaded area.

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