# Intersecting circles

• Nov 12th 2012, 03:39 PM
blehbleh
Intersecting circles
Given an arc PQ with curvature 1/9, Three identical circles with radii 3 and centered at B,G,A respectively. The circumference of the circles pass through each other's centers. Find the area of the shaded region.

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• Nov 12th 2012, 08:06 PM
chiro
Re: Intersecting circles
Hey blehbleh.

Can you show us what you have tried?
• Nov 13th 2012, 02:01 AM
blehbleh
Re: Intersecting circles
Hi,

I actually got the results already. I was wondering if there is an alternative solution. I wanted to see if this can be solved using polar integration by letting G be the origin. The area of the black circle can be solved using polar integration by getting angle CGE. Which can be derived by cosine law. I was wondering if it is also possible for the blue area by getting angle DGF? But I couldn't seem to get it anymore by using cosine rule.

Also is there an alternative solution to solve the red area other than 2(sector GBH - triangle GBH)?