Solved

Elipse Calculations

Posted on 2001-08-20
3
283 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
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?
0
Comment
Question by:cotec1
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 84

Expert Comment

by:ozo
ID: 6408425
distance between the pins = sqrt(Y^?-X^?)
length of the string = Y + distance between the pins
0
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
ozo earned 50 total points
ID: 6408428
distance between the pins = sqrt(Y^2-X^2)
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:ygal02
ID: 6409552
Done ?
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show, step by step, how to integrate R code into a R Sweave document
If you’re thinking to yourself “That description sounds a lot like two people doing the work that one could accomplish,” you’re not alone.
An introduction to basic programming syntax in Java by creating a simple program. Viewers can follow the tutorial as they create their first class in Java. Definitions and explanations about each element are given to help prepare viewers for future …
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question