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    What is the length of AB

    What is the length of

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    A) about 2.45 m
    B) about 28.27 m
    C) about 9.77 m
    D) about 68.42 m
    E) about 34.21 m
    Last edited by Leo34005; September 5th 2009 at 05:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo34005 View Post
    What is the length of AB

    http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...34005/img4.gif

    A) about 2.45 m
    B) about 28.27 m
    C) about 9.77 m
    D) about 68.42 m
    E) about 34.21 m
    Substitute the given data into the arclength formula (which I'm sure will be somewhere in your notes and/or textbook): l = \frac{\pi \theta^0}{180} r.
    Last edited by mr fantastic; September 5th 2009 at 05:51 PM. Reason: Corrected a typo in the formula
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    Is the answer 9.77 m?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo34005 View Post
    Is the answer 9.77 m?
    Did you mean length of arc or length of chord? The formula I gave in my earlier post was for arc length.

    If it's the chord you want, then you should recognise that you have an isosceles triangle and your task is to calculate the length of the base of this triangle. 9.77 m is incorrect - how did you get it? (I get an answer that is none of the options).
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    My bad.

    A) about 2.45 m
    B) about 28.27 m
    C) about 9.77 m
    D) about 68.42 m
    E) about 34.21 m

    If its not C, then its A

    Edit : Length of Arc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo34005 View Post
    My bad.

    A) about 2.45 m
    B) about 28.27 m
    C) about 9.77 m
    D) about 68.42 m
    E) about 34.21 m

    If its not C, then its A

    Edit : Length of Arc
    As I previously said, none of the options are correct.

    And it would help if you showed how you're getting your answers.
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    Ok, then let me restate the question for you.


    What is the length of



    A) about 2.45 m
    B) about 28.27 m
    C) about 9.77 m
    D) about 68.42 m
    E) about 34.21 m


    Makes sense now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo34005 View Post
    Ok, then let me restate the question for you.


    What is the length of



    A) about 2.45 m
    B) about 28.27 m
    C) about 9.77 m
    D) about 68.42 m
    E) about 34.21 m


    Makes sense now?
    Yes. 9.77 m is correct.
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