What is the difference between Circle and Ellipse? - ProProfs Discuss

# What is the difference between Circle and Ellipse?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

#### Daniel Frederic

Daniel Frederic

Circle and eclipse are mostly discussed in mathematics, and they usually come with problems that are technical most times. However, there are some differences between the circle and the eclipse. A ring is a two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from another point. All the points in a circle equidistant from the center of the circle. This means they must have equal value when you measure the distance between each point from the center of the circle. A circle also has a diameter that divides the circle into two.

Any line linking the center of a circle with any part of the circumference is called Radius. Eclipse, on the other hand, is when the plane cuts through the axis of a cone in an orthogonally way. Unlike the circle where all the points are equidistant, points in eclipse are not equidistant from the center of the circle