[Tex/LaTex] Drawing an ellipse with TikZ

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How can I draw only part of an ellipse using TikZ? I was only the top left quarter of it. I tried to use a white square box to hide the rest, but that is a tedious and ineffective method.

Best Answer

Next time, please remember to provide a Minimum (non-)Working Example.

In this case, just draw it as an arc:

\documentclass[tikz, border=10pt]{standalone}
\begin{document}
  \begin{tikzpicture}
    \draw  (0,0) arc (-180:-270:8 and 4);
  \end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

quarter ellipse