Those lines in the circle are both radius'. The radius is 3. I'm supposed to find the area of the sector. How do I solve this?

Is the answer:

a.

b.

c.

d.

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- Mar 30th 2008, 07:32 PMOzzManArea of a Sector
Those lines in the circle are both radius'. The radius is 3. I'm supposed to find the area of the sector. How do I solve this?

Is the answer:

a.

b.

c.

d. - Mar 31st 2008, 12:59 AMsqleung
The area of the sector is given by:

A = (pi*rē) x (θ/360)

r is the radius

θ is the angle of the sector you are trying to find the area of (in your case, it would be 90 degrees)

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A = (pi*9) x (90/360)

A = (pi*9) x (1/4)

A = 9pi / 4