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A piece of wire 72 cm long is cut into two equal pieces and each is formed into a circle. What is the sum, in square centimeters, of the areas of these circles?

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206.2648 cm^2 total

103.1324 cm.^2 for each circle

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I'm sure the OP appreciates your going into such detail, indianguy.  You explained it so well.

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A piece of wire 72 cm long is cut into two equal pieces and each is formed into a circle. What is the sum, in square centimeters, of the areas of these circles?

Figure the area of one circle then double it.

One circle has a circumference of 36.

Circumference  =  diameter • π  =  2 • radius • π

36  =  2 • r • π

r  =  36 / 2π   =  18 / π

Area  =  π • r2

Area  =  π • (18 / π )2

Area  =  π • 182 / π2

Area  =  182 / π

It's time to substitute the value of pi ..... let's call it 3.1416

Area  =  324 / 3.1416  =  103.13         rounded to 2 decimal places

Area of two circles this size  =  2 • 103.13  =  206.26 cm2

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Mar 14, 2021