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Elipse Calculations

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Let me start off by saying that I am very weak in math, I never got beyond algebra2.
 
I need to draw an elipse.  
I have two pins and a loop of string.
I know how tall (X) and how wide (Y) the elipse should be.

How do I calculate the distance between the pins?
How do I calculate the length of the string?
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Question by:cotec1
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distance between the pins = sqrt(Y^?-X^?)
length of the string = Y + distance between the pins
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distance between the pins = sqrt(Y^2-X^2)
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Done ?
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