Enter the major axis and minor axis of the oval into the calculator to determine the total area.

## Area of an Oval Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the area of an oval.

A=pi*a/2*b/2
• Where A is the total area
• a is the major axis/diameter
• b is the minor axis/diameter

## Area of an Oval Definition

An area oval is the same as describing the area of a symmetric ellipse and is a measure of the total area occupied by that shape with a defined major and minor axis.

## Area of An Oval Example

How to calculate the area of an oval?

1. First, determine the major axis.

Measure or calculate the length of the major axis.

2. Next, determine the minor axis.

Measure of calculate the length of the minor axis.

3. Finally, calculate the area.

Calculate the area using the equation above.

## FAQ

How do you measure the major and minor axes of an oval?
To measure the major axis of an oval, find the longest distance across the oval. For the minor axis, find the shortest distance across the oval, perpendicular to the major axis.

Can the area of an oval be calculated if only one axis is known?
No, to accurately calculate the area of an oval, both the major and minor axes must be known since the area depends on the product of these two dimensions.

Is the formula for the area of an oval the same as for an ellipse?
Yes, the formula for calculating the area of an oval is the same as for an ellipse, as an oval is essentially a type of ellipse.

Why is it important to calculate the area of an oval?
Calculating the area of an oval can be important in various fields such as architecture, engineering, and design, where precise measurements are necessary for planning and constructing objects or spaces that include oval shapes.