# Area of Segments

• Apr 7th 2010, 02:45 PM
Jhall
Area of Segments
I really don't understand this stuff, I have been trying to figure it out for 3 days. D:

1. Find the area of the smaller segment whose chord is 8" long in a circle with an 8" radius.

2. Find the area of the larger segment whose chord is 8" long in a circle with an 8" radius. (Hint: A chord divides a circle into two segments. In problem 1, you found the area of the smaller segment.)

3. Find the area of the larger segment whose chord is 8" long in a circle with an 8" radius. (Hint: A chord divides a circle into two segments. In problem 1, you found the area of the smaller segment.)

4. Find the area of the shaded portion intersecting between the two circles.
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• Apr 7th 2010, 02:57 PM
Plato
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• Apr 8th 2010, 10:06 AM
bjhopper
area of segments
[quote=Jhall;488761]I really don't understand this stuff, I have been trying to figure it out for 3 days. D:

1. Find the area of the smaller segment whose chord is 8" long in a circle with an 8" radius.

2. Find the area of the larger segment whose chord is 8" long in a circle with an 8" radius. (Hint: A chord divides a circle into two segments. In problem 1, you found the area of the smaller segment.)

3. Find the area of the larger segment whose chord is 8" long in a circle with an 8" radius. (Hint: A chord divides a circle into two segments. In problem 1, you found the area of the smaller segment.)

4. Find the area of the shaded portion intersecting between the two circles.
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Hi JHall,

I have written a long explanation of how to solve this problem. I'm a poor typist and would like some information from you before posting it.

Are you a geometry student close to finishing your final term? Since you say you don't understand this "stuff" tell me why I should.

bjh