Subject: area of an oval
Name: BRUCE
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area of an oval: 60" x 120"


Hi Bruce.

It's not too hard to show using calculus that the area of an ellipse is half the long diameter by half the short diameter times pi. Here's a link http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Ellipse.html that shows how that is done.

So for your question, (30")(60")(3.1416) = 5655 square inches.
Stephen La Rocque.