1969 AHSME Problems/Problem 6
Problem
The area of the ring between two concentric circles is square inches. The length of a chord of the larger circle tangent to the smaller circle, in inches, is:
Solution
Let be radius of larger circle, and be radius of smaller circle. The area of the ring can be determined by subtracting the area of the smaller circle from the area of the larger circle, so From the diagram, by using the Pythagorean Theorem, half of the chord is units long, so the the length of the entire chord is .
See also
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