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    ellipse word problem

    A rectangular playing field lies in the interior of an elliptical track that is 30 yards wide and 140 yards long. What is the width of the rectangular playing field if the width is located 10 yards from either vertex?
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    Re: ellipse word problem

    Hey dlbdlb.

    Hint: think of using the vertex information to get the different axis lengths which are related to the minor and major axis of the ellipse itself.
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