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**dan03uk** I am trying to find the area of the segement in the ellipse that is highlighted red. The problem I have is that I anly know the measurments for the rectangel. Which means I don't have values for minor and major axis. On the plus side I do know the quardinates where the rectangle on the ellipse meet. I also know the area of the segment for the circle that has a square of 2 by 2. I was wondering that if you strectched the circle from right into the one on the left would the minor axis stay the same. as the rectangle and square have the same hight.

I really need some help on this matter as its been problem for me for the last 6 days. Any help would be really much appreciated as I need to get my dissertation in on radiation and this ellipse problem is a crucial part.