Thursday, January 28, 2016

JAVA ELLIPSE AREA: Solve for the Area of Ellipse

Hi there! The following tutorial will introduce you to one of the most common problems encountered in programming subjects. Later on, I will provide set of activities and quizzes for you to practice on to improve your programming skills.

Area solver for shapes is just one of the exercises given by most programming instructors. Some other exercises are the following:

and many more. These are just some of the activities that I posted here in my blog. You can visit the links if you want.

Ellipse is an oval shape quite similar with that of a circle but is elongated. I already posted articles related to solving for the area of a squarecirclerectangletriangle and etc. The formula of the area of a circle is somewhat similar with that of the ellipse.

Visit PHP Solve for the Area of Ellipse here.

The program allows a user to input the desired value for a and b, x-axis and y-axis in java language.

Formula Area of Ellipse

A = Area of an Ellipse

a = distance from the center up to the edge (y-axis)

b = distance from the center to the right or left edge of an ellipse (x-axis)

Java Code Area of Ellipse

import java.util.Scanner; 
public class Ellipse{

public static void main(String[] args) {

// solve for the area of an ellipse

Scanner console=new Scanner(;
System.out.println("Enter distance in y axis: ");
double a = console.nextDouble();
System.out.println("Enter distance in x axis: ");
double b = console.nextDouble();
double area=Math.PI*a*b;
System.out.printf("The area of an ellipse is %.2f",area);

Output for area of ellipse

The above output formats the result in two (2) decimal places using the printf function and using the format specifier which is %.2f.

Thank you for visiting and hope this helps you. Feel free to leave a comment below for any questions. I got some other articles related to php and mysql here in my blog. Watch out for more upcoming tutorials related to blogging and programming. Good day! ^_^

JAVA ELLIPSE AREA: Solve for the Area of Ellipse

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