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p0192.n15.geometry Mr. Bujak
SYLVAN SAT MATH (circa 2006)
GEOMETRY, p192, #15

Edward Bujak

15. In the figure above, l
1
is tangent to the circle with center O at point A. If the area of the
circle is 36
t
and OB =12, what is the area of the shaded region?

(A) 6 6 3 t ÷ (approximately 8.4572)
(B) 6 3 (approximately 10.3923)
(C) 6t (approximately 18.8495)
(D) 6 6 3 t + (approximately 29.2418)
(E) 6t (approximately 37.6991)

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p0192.n15.geometry Mr. Bujak

Because of the definition of a tangent line, OA is a radius of the circle.

Since the area of a circle =
2
36 6 6 r r OA t t = ¬ = ¬ =











OAB A is a 30-60-90 special right triangle where m ABO Z = 30
o
and m AOB Z = 60
o
.

Set up a proportion:

The angle, arc length, and area of a circle all have the same ratio to the total degree measure,
circumference, and area of the circle, respectively. Think of
part
whole
.

m central length of arc area of sector
= =
360° circumference of circle area of circle
Z
 




6
30°
60°
60
360 36
1
6 36
6
Sector Area
A
A
t
t
t
°
=
°
=
=

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