[alogo] Maximal Ellipse inscribed in a square

The maximal Ellipse inscribed in a square is the incircle of the square.

This follows immediately from the relation between the square side x and the axes of the ellipse inscribed in the square. They satisfy the relation (prove it) a + b = x/2. Under this condition, for constant x, the area of the ellipse E(a,b) = pi*a*b, becomes a maximum when a = b = x/2.

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For an application of this fact to the problem of finding the maximal ellipse, inscribed in an arbitrary parallelogram, look at the file ParaCircumscribed.html .

For a similar discussion concerning the minimal in area ellipse, circumscribed on a square , look at the file MinimalEllipse.html .


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