Welcome to our Area of an Oval Calculator page.

We explain how to find the area of an oval and provide a quick calculator to work it out for you, step-by-step.

There are also some worked examples and some worksheets for you to practice this skill.

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This calculator finds the area of an oval when the lengths of the major and minor radii (or major and minor diameters) are known.

- Choose the major axis length and minor axis length of the oval: you can choose a whole number, decimal or fraction.
- You can type a fraction by typing the numerator then '/' then the denominator.
- You can type a mixed number by typing the whole-number part, then a space then the fraction part.
- Examples: 2 1/2 (two and one-half); 3 4/5 (three and four-fifths); 7 1/3 (seven and one-third).

- Choose your units of measurement (default is none)
- Choose your desired accuracy (default is 2 decimal places)
- Click the Find Area button
- You will be shown the area as a decimal (and also a fraction if you typed the length as a fraction).

The formula for the area of an oval, or ellipse, is: \[ A = \pi ab \; \]

where A is the area of the oval, a is the major radius length and b is the minor radius length of the oval

Find the area of the oval below, giving your answer to 1 decimal place.

The major radius length is 7 cm and the minor radius length is 4 cm.

The formula for the area of an oval is: \[ A = \pi ab \; \]

So if we substitute the values of the radii into this equation, we get: \[ A = \pi \cdot 7 \cdot 4 = \pi \cdot 28 = 28 \pi = 87.964...\]

The area of the oval is 88.0 cm^{2} to 1 decimal place.

Find the area of the oval below, giving your answer to 1 decimal place.

The major radius length is 14 inches and the minor radius length is 5 inches.

The formula for the area of an oval is: \[ A = \pi ab \; \]

So if we substitute the values of the radii into this equation, we get: \[ A = \pi \cdot 14 \cdot 5 = \pi \cdot 70 = 70 \pi = 219.9114.....\]

The area of the oval is 219.9 in^{2} to 1 decimal place.

Find the area of the oval below, giving your answer to the nearest whole cm^{2}.

The major diameter length is 7.6 cm and the minor diameter length is 4.8 cm.

To find the major and minor radii, we need to halve the diameters.

This means that the major radius length is 7.6 ÷ 2 = 3.8 cm

The minor radius length is 4.8 ÷ 2 = 2.4 cm.

The formula for the area of an oval is: \[ A = \pi ab \; \]

So if we substitute the values of the radii into this equation, we get: \[ A = \pi \cdot 3.8 \cdot 2.4 = \pi \cdot 9.12 = 9.12 \pi = 28.6513....\]

The area of the oval is 29 cm^{2} to the nearest whole cm^{2}.

Find the area of the oval below, giving your answer to 1 decimal place.

The major diameter length is 12 ½ inches and the minor diameter length is 6 ½ inches.

To find the major and minor radii, we need to halve the diameters.

This means that the major radius length is 12 ½ ÷ 2 = 6 ¼ inches

The minor radius length is 5 ½ ÷ 2 = 2 ¾ inches.

The formula for the area of an oval is: \[ A = \pi ab \; \]

So if we substitute the values of the radii into this equation, we get: \[ A = \pi \cdot 6 {1 \over 2} \cdot 2 {3 \over 4} = \pi \cdot {13 \over 2} \cdot {11 \over 4} = {143 \over 8} \pi .\]

The area of the oval is 56.2 in^{2} to 1 decimal place.

We have 2 worksheets to help you practice finding the area of different ovals.

The first sheet is slightly easier, and contains radius measurements only.

The second sheet contains both radius and diameter measurements.

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

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