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2. As far as I understand your question you have to evaluate the length of the radius first. Use the indicated right triangle. Keep in mind that
3. To determine the length of C use proportions:
Divide triangle into two right angled triangles
Let r=radius. So sin60=3/r root3/2=3/r r=6/root3=6root3/3=2root3
area sector 1/3pir^2 =1/3pi.12=4p
Let height of triangle =h Then tan60=3/h h=3/tan60=root3
Area of triangle=1/2.6.root3=3root3
That's not what's asked for, Biff.
The problem, PROPERLY worded:
chord AB = 6 cm
angle AOB = 120 degrees
calculate length of arc ACB
...to which Earboth shows the steps to solution.
An arc SUPPORTS a central angle; is NOT equal to a number of degrees:
it has its own length, which is part of the circle's circumference.