# Thread: overlapping circles question- URGENT!

1. ## overlapping circles question- URGENT!

Dear all,
I am having some trouble with this question. I don't understand how to do this so if someone could give me a step-by-step worked solution that would be great.

Thanks

2. ## Re: overlapping circles question- URGENT!

Hello bbear123,

This is not really a homework service. If you could give us a step-by-step worked attempt at a solution (even if it is wrong), we would have a starting point to help you. The effort to post the problem is insufficient to help us know what assistance you need. There are many techniques in mathematics that can be used to solve this problem, but without seeing your attempt, we have no idea how to start in a way that will be meaningful to you.

3. ## Re: overlapping circles question- URGENT!

Originally Posted by bbear123
Dear all,
I am having some trouble with this question. I don't understand how to do this so if someone could give me a step-by-step worked solution that would be great.
Look at this webpage.
You are looking for the sum of two sector areas; small sector area plus the large sector area.

4. ## Re: overlapping circles question- URGENT!

bbear123,
I'm not sure what kind of help is permitted and not permitted here. Then, I wrote you a PM. Please check your inbox.

5. ## Re: overlapping circles question- URGENT!

Originally Posted by Fox333
bbear123,
I'm not sure what kind of help is permitted and not permitted here. Then, I wrote you a PM. Please check your inbox.
You are allowed to help in whatever way you feel as appropriate. However it is the (tacit) agreement of most of us that regularly help other members that it is far better to lead a student instead of simply supplying answers. Besides, most students here are asking about homework... and we have a strict policy about not simply giving out answers in that case. It's a fine line to walk on.

-Dan

6. ## Re: overlapping circles question- URGENT!

Originally Posted by topsquark
You are allowed to help in whatever way you feel as appropriate. However it is the (tacit) agreement of most of us that regularly help other members that it is far better to lead a student instead of simply supplying answers. Besides, most students here are asking about homework... and we have a strict policy about not simply giving out answers in that case. It's a fine line to walk on.

-Dan
OK, I got it.