- #1

- 9

- 0

## Homework Statement

I'm wondering whether or not it is possible to get the area of the base of an elliptical, non-right cone if the following two parameters are known:

- length from center of ellipse up to vertex

- angle that the sides make

Here is a simple visual: http://i.imgur.com/M6jT5.png

## Homework Equations

[tex]A=\pi ab[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I've tried looking at geometry guides with no success. I'm thinking I might be able to use some clever trig and drop a right angle down from the vertex in order to get the length of the semi-minor/major axis, but I can't reason it out. any advice would be appreciated.