Find the area of the shaded region

the radius of each circle is 1

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- May 19th 2012, 01:58 AMMhmh96finding the area
Find the area of the shaded region

the radius of each circle is 1

http://store2.up-00.com/May12/yTq21416.jpg - May 19th 2012, 06:39 AMearbothRe: finding the area
1. Three of the four midpoints form a right triangle with the length of the hypotenuse of 2. Thus the distance between twoo midpoints placed on a vertical (or horizontal) line is

$\displaystyle d = \sqrt{2}$

2. The triangle formed by a midpoint and two points of interception (marked blue) is a right triangle whose area is

$\displaystyle a = \frac12 \cdot r^2$

3. The lens shaped area is the difference of a quarter circle and the blue right triangle

$\displaystyle l = \frac14 \cdot \pi r^2-\frac12 \cdot r^2 = \frac14 r^2(\pi - 2)$

4. The shaded region's area is the difference of 4 circles and 8 lens shaped areas.