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In the figure below, O is the center of the circle, and the radius of the circle is 8. Angle BOA is right. What is the area of the filled-in (purple) region?

Explain the steps of your solution. Give your answer in exact form (which may involve pi). In other words, don't round off (but do simplify if you can).

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The area if the whole sector  is just (1/4)  that of the circle (since BOA is a right angle )

 

So...area of the sector  =  (1/4) pi * radius^2   =  (1/4) pi * 8^2  =  (1/4) pi * 64  =  (1/4) * 64 * pi  = 16 pi   units'^2

 

The area of the triangle AOB  is just   (1/2) radius^2  =  (1/2) (8)^2 =  (1/2) 64   = 32 units^2

 

So....the purple area is just the area of the sector  - area of the triangle AOB  = 

 

[ 16 pi - 32]  units^2  ≈  18.26 units^2  

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Aug 16, 2017

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