1986 AHSME Problems/Problem 18

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Problem

A plane intersects a right circular cylinder of radius $1$ forming an ellipse. If the major axis of the ellipse of $50\%$ longer than the minor axis, the length of the major axis is

$\textbf{(A)}\ 1\qquad \textbf{(B)}\ \frac{3}{2}\qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 2\qquad \textbf{(D)}\ \frac{9}{4}\qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 3$

Solution

See also

1986 AHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 17
Followed by
Problem 19
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