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Latest revision as of 11:57, 25 November 2020
Problem
The figure shown is called a trefoil and is constructed by drawing circular sectors about the sides of the congruent equilateral triangles. What is the area of a trefoil whose horizontal base has length ?
Solution
The area of the trefoil is equal to the area of a small equilateral triangle plus the area of four sectors with a radius of minus the area of a small equilateral triangle.
This is equivalent to the area of four sectors with a radius of .
So the answer is:
See also
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