Posted by **Anonymous** on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 1:47am.

what is the area of a parabola inscribed in a rectangle 30cm long and 22cm wide

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**Reiny**, Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 9:55am
For an ellipse in the form

x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2 = 1

the area of an ellipse us abπ

in your case a=15, b=11

area = 165π

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**Reiny**, Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 9:56am
I misread your question

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**Reiny**, Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 10:02am
The area of a parabola is (2/3)bh,

where b is the base and h is height

so in your case

Area = (2/3)(30)(22) = 440

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