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The distance [itex]r[/itex] of every point of the ellipses from the centre of the frame of reference is always between [itex]min(a,b)\leq r\leq max(a,b)[/itex].

By definition, the major axis is defined as [itex]max(a,b)[/itex] while the minor axis is [itex]min(a,b)[/itex].

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