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+ | We note that we can draw the minor axis to see that because the minor axis is the minimum distance between two opposite points on the ellipse, we can draw a line through two opposite points of the cylinder, and so the minor axis is <math>2(1) = 2</math>. Therefore, our answer is <math>2(1.5) = 3</math>, and so our answer is <math>\boxed{E}</math>. | ||
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Latest revision as of 19:01, 9 October 2017
Problem
A plane intersects a right circular cylinder of radius forming an ellipse. If the major axis of the ellipse of longer than the minor axis, the length of the major axis is
Solution
We note that we can draw the minor axis to see that because the minor axis is the minimum distance between two opposite points on the ellipse, we can draw a line through two opposite points of the cylinder, and so the minor axis is . Therefore, our answer is , and so our answer is .
See also
1986 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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