Many countries extend their borders by making a claim over territorial waters inside a defined km distance from their coastline.
What is the size (radius and area) of a circular island claiming a territorial waters of limit of 40km whose landmass is 75% of all territories claimed? Describe your method of finding a solution.
Could someone please show me the working out?
Answer: r=259km, area=210 026km^2
Originally Posted by Fibonacci
let r be the radius of the island, then
(r+40) is the radius of the complete territory:
75% = (3/4) (for affirmation only :) )
(3/4) * π * (r+40)ē = π * rē
Expand the LHS and collect all terms on the LHS. You'll get:
-(1/4)πrē + 60πr + 1200 = 0 . Divide by -(1/4)π
rē - 240r - 4800 = 0.
r ≈ 258.564 or r ≈ -18.564 The negative solution doesn't make much sense here.
Area of the island: A(r) = π * rē that means: A(258.564) ≈ 210,032 kmē