If the perimeter of the sector shown in the figure is 18, with radius 4. What is the angle of the sector in radians?
The perimeter of the sector consists of the two radii and the arc.
The two radii (together) have a length of 8.
This leaves 18 - 8 = 10 for the length of the arc.
Now, we need to find the circumference of the circle: C = 2·pi·r = 2·pi·4 = 25.1327 (approximately).
Radians / 2pi = arc length / circumference
Radians / 2pi = 10 / 25.1327 = 0.3979 (approximately)
Radians = 0.3979 x 2pi = 0.796pi = 2.5 (approximately)