Which shape is an ellipse?
An ellipse is a circle that has been stretched in one direction, to give it the shape of an oval. But not every oval is an ellipse, as shown in Figure 1, below. There is a specific kind of stretching that turns a circle into an ellipse, as we shall see on the next page.
Is an egg an oval?
Eggs are neither circular nor elliptical. Eggs are oval. If you observe an egg closely, the distance from the center is not a fixed circle.
What objects are oval shaped?
Examples of Oval Shaped Objects
- Egg. The word oval itself is derived from the Latin word ‘ovum’, which means an egg.
- American Football. If you observe the shape of an American football, you can clearly observe its oval shape.
- Badminton Racket.
- Water Melon.