# Tracing a Line Segment Moving along an Ellipse

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A line segment makes a constant angle with the tangent to an ellipse at the point of tangency. This Demonstration traces the path of the endpoints of the line segment as the intersection point moves along the circumference of the ellipse.

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Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (August 2012)

Suggested by: Tom Sash

Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

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Published: August 29 2012