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 Equation of Ellipse
 Major Axis of Ellipse
 Minor Axis of Ellipse
 Vertices
 Covetices
 focus of an ellipse
 Is a circle an ellipse?
 Eccentricty of Ellipse
 area of an ellipse
 Orbits of Planets as ellipses
 Translate ellipse
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The area of an ellipse can be found by the following formula area = Πab
Example of Area of of an Ellipse
In 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.