Does anyone know how to find the area of an intersection between a cylinder of height 8 and radius 6 and a plane that passes through the cylinder, forming a chord of 10 units at the top and bottom faces of the cylinder? The area of intersection curves with the cylinder, forming a truncated ellipse, not a rectangle. I'm thinking you could divide the truncated ellipse into a rectangle and two sections of a circle, and find the rectangle by pretending the two chords are opposite edges of a rectangular prism, but I don't know how to find the width of the prism. Can anyone help?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Area of a Truncated Ellipse

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