

Area of an EllipseπabRelated: Equation of Ellipse  Major Axis of Ellipse Minor Axis of EllipseVertices Covetices  focus of an ellipse  Is a circle an ellipse?  Eccentricty of Ellipse  area of an ellipse  Orbits of Planets as ellipses  Translate ellipse  images The area of an ellipse can be found by the following formula
area = Πab Example of Area of of an EllipseIn the ellipse below a is 6 and b is 2 so the area is 12Π
The special case of a circle's area
A circle is a special case of an ellipse. Analogous to the fact that a square is a kind of rectangle, a circle is a special case of an ellipse. The formula for the area of a circle is Πr² . However, since a circle is an ellipse with equal major and minor axes, the formula formula for the ellipse's are is equivalent to the formula for area of a circle. 