Try this beautiful Problem on Geometry from Circular arc from (AMC 10 A, 2012).

Circular arc – AMC-10A, 2012- Problem 18


The closed curve in the figure is made up of 9 congruent circular arcs each of length $\frac{2 \pi}{3},$ where each of the centers of the corresponding circles is among the vertices of a regular hexagon of side $2 .$ What is the area enclosed by the curve?

Circular Arc

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  • $2 \pi+6$
  • $2 \pi+4 \sqrt{3}$
  • $3 \pi+4$
  • $2 \pi+3 \sqrt{3}+2$
  • $\pi+6 \sqrt{3}$

Key Concepts


Geometry

Circle

Hexagon

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Suggested Reading

Pre College Mathematics

Source of the problem

AMC-10A, 2012

Check the answer here, but try the problem first

$\pi+6 \sqrt{3}$

Try with Hints


First Hint

Circular arc

We have to find out the area enclosed by the curve. but we can not find out eassily. Now we join the centre of 9 congruent circles. it will form a hexagon.

Circular arc with hexagon

Can you find out the required area of the closed curve? Can you finish the problem?

Second Hint

Circular arc with hexagon

The area of the Hexagon = $(6)(0.5)(2 \sqrt{3})=6 \sqrt{3}$. But we have to find out the area area enclosed by the curve. Then add the areas of the three sectors outside the hexaqon and subtract the areas of the three sectors inside the hexagon but outside the fiqure to get the area enclosed in the curved figure

Third Hint

 hexagon

The areas of the three sectors outside the hexaqon=$2 \pi$ .

the areas of the three sectors inside the hexagon but outside the figure $(\pi)$

Therefore the area enclosed by the curve is $\pi+6 \sqrt{3}$

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