# De La Hire's Construction of an Ellipse

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One of many ways to construct an ellipse using only a ruler and compass is due to de La Hire [1]. Proceed as follows:

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Contributed by: S. M. Blinder (October 2019)

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[1] Wikipedia. "Ellipse." (Sep 25, 2019) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse. De la Hire construction taken from K. Strubecker: *Vorlesungen über Darstellende Geometrie*, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1967 p. 26.

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