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A Path round an elliptical pool

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Phil Todd



A path of constant width is build round an elliptical pool.

Is the outer edge of the path also an ellipse.

Drag the red points to try and fit an ellipse.

If you can’t decide, try making the width of the pool a lot smaller than the length.

Tags: ellipse, offset-curve
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