2012 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 18
- The following problem is from both the 2012 AMC 12A #14 and 2012 AMC 10A #18, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem 14
The closed curve in the figure is made up of 9 congruent circular arcs each of length , 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?
Solution 1
Draw the hexagon between the centers of the circles, and compute its area . Then add the areas of the three sectors outside the hexagon () and subtract the areas of the three sectors inside the hexagon but outside the figure() to get the area enclosed in the curved figure , which is .
Solution 2 (Looking at the answer choices)
We see that after forming the hexagon using the sectors outside the hexagon, there will be three sectors left. Each sector has an area of so the three combined make Since the side length of the hexagon is it's area doesn't have in it, so we know that the final answer will be Looking at the answer choices, the only answer with only one is
See Also
2012 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Preceded by Problem 13 |
Followed by Problem 15 |
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