# Construction Of An Ellipse Tangent To Two Parallel Lines

## Description

An illustration showing how to construct an ellipse parallel to two parallel lines A and B. "Draw a semicircle on AB, draw ordinates in the circle at right angle to AB, the corresponding and equal ordinates for the ellipse to be drawn parallel to the lines, and thus the elliptic curve is obtained as shown by the figure."

## Keywords

analytic geometry, analytical, conic section, conic sections, construct, ellipse, ellipse tangent to two parallel lines, ellipses, geometric construction, geometry

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## Source:

Albert A. Hopkins *Scientific America: Handy Book Of Facts And Formulas* (New York: Munn & Co., Inc., 1918) 39

Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman