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A circular vent pipe with a diameter of 5.5 inches is place on a roof that has a slope of 1/4. Find an equation of the ellipse that should be cut from the roof so that the pipe will fit. roound parameters to the nearest hundreth.

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    the minor axis is still 5.5

    The major axis is 5.5/cos(arctan .25)

    check my thinking.

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