2004 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 21
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Problem
Two distinct lines pass through the center of three concentric circles of radii 3, 2, and 1. The area of the shaded region in the diagram is of the area of the unshaded region. What is the radian measure of the acute angle formed by the two lines? (Note: radians is degrees.)
Solution 1
Let the area of the shaded region be , the area of the unshaded region be , and the acute angle that is formed by the two lines be . We can set up two equations between and :
Thus , and , and thus .
Now we can make a formula for the area of the shaded region in terms of :
Thus
Solution 2
As mentioned in Solution #1, we can make an equation for the area of the shaded region in terms of .
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So, the shaded region is . This means that the unshaded region is .
Also, the shaded region is of the unshaded region. Hence, we can now make an equation and solve for theta!
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Simplifying, we get
See also
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