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Say the center of the circle is point <math>O</math>; | Say the center of the circle is point <math>O</math>; | ||
Without loss of generality, assume <math>AC=2</math>, so <math>CB=4</math> and the diameter and radius are <math>6</math> and <math>3</math>, respectively. Therefore, <math>CO=1</math>, and <math>DO=3</math>. | Without loss of generality, assume <math>AC=2</math>, so <math>CB=4</math> and the diameter and radius are <math>6</math> and <math>3</math>, respectively. Therefore, <math>CO=1</math>, and <math>DO=3</math>. | ||
− | The area of <math>\triangle DCE</math> can be expressed as <math>\frac{1}{2}(CD)(6)\text{sin}(CDE).</math> <math>\frac{1}{2}(CD)(6)</math> happens to be the area of <math>\triangle ABD</math>. Furthermore, <math>\text{sin} CDE = \frac{CO}{DO},</math> or <math>\frac{1}{3}.</math> Therefore, the ratio is <math>\frac{1}{3}.</math> | + | The area of <math>\triangle DCE</math> can be expressed as <math>\frac{1}{2}(CD)(6)\text{sin }(CDE).</math> <math>\frac{1}{2}(CD)(6)</math> happens to be the area of <math>\triangle ABD</math>. Furthermore, <math>\text{sin } CDE = \frac{CO}{DO},</math> or <math>\frac{1}{3}.</math> Therefore, the ratio is <math>\frac{1}{3}.</math> |
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Problem
Let be a diameter of a circle and let be a point on with . Let and be points on the circle such that and is a second diameter. What is the ratio of the area of to the area of ?
Solution 1
Let us assume that the diameter is of length .
is of diameter and is .
is the radius of the circle, so using the Pythagorean theorem height of is . This is also the height of the .
Area of the is = .
The height of can be found using the area of and as base.
Hence the height of is = .
The diameter is the base for both the triangles and .
Hence, the ratio of the area of to the area of is =
Solution 2
Since and share a base, the ratio of their areas is the ratio of their altitudes. Draw the altitude from to .
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Since , then . So the ratio of the two altitudes is
Solution 3
Say the center of the circle is point ; Without loss of generality, assume , so and the diameter and radius are and , respectively. Therefore, , and . The area of can be expressed as happens to be the area of . Furthermore, or Therefore, the ratio is
See also
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