# What are we learning ?

**Competency in Focus:**Geometry of circles and rectangles This problem from American Mathematics contest (AMC 8, 2014) will help us to learn more about geometry of circles and rectangles.

# First look at the knowledge graph.

# Next understand the problem

Rectangle has sides and . A circle of radius is centered at , a circle of radius is centered at , and a circle of radius is centered at . Which of the following is closest to the area of the region inside the rectangle but outside all three circles?

##### Source of the problem

American Mathematical Contest 2014, AMC 8 Problem 20

##### Key Competency

Geometry of circles and rectangles

##### Difficulty Level

6/10

##### Suggested Book

Challenges and Thrills in Pre College Mathematics Excursion Of Mathematics

# Start with hints

Do you really need a hint? Try it first!

The area in the rectangle but outside the circles is the area of the rectangle minus the area of all three of the quarter circles in the rectangle.

Here the area of the rectangle is 3.5=15. Area of quater circles is (Area of the circle )/4 = \( \frac{\pi . r^2}{4} \) , where r= radius of the circle . so, The area of all 3 quarter circles is , where area of the quater for circle A is \( \frac{\pi}{4} \) ,for circle B is \( \frac {\pi .2^2}{4} \) , for circle C is \( \frac{\pi.3^2}{4} \).Therefore the area in the rectangle but outside the circles is .

Now what can we do with to get an approximate value ?

As we know that we can approximate \( \pi \) by \( \frac{22}{7} \) . and substituting that in will give 15-11=4.

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