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    Unhappy 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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    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.


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