Name: Troy
Who is asking: Teacher
Level of the question: Secondary

Question: How many Linear feet would a pool be if the pool was 18 by 38 foot oval.



I am going to assume that your oval is an ellipse.

Unfortunately there is no simple expression for the perimeter of an ellipse, but there is an approximation that you can find in a solution to an earlier problem. To use this approximation you need the lengths of the semi-axes a and b of the ellipse. In your situation a = 19 ft and b = 9 ft. The approximation is to the perimeter is