2006 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 19

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A circle of radius $2$ is centered at $O$. Square $OABC$ has side length $1$. Sides $AB$ and $CB$ are extended past $B$ to meet the circle at $D$ and $E$, respectively. What is the area of the shaded region in the figure, which is bounded by $BD$, $BE$, and the minor arc connecting $D$ and $E$?


$\mathrm{(A) \ } \frac{\pi}{3}+1-\sqrt{3}\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } \frac{\pi}{2}(2-\sqrt{3}) \qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } \pi(2-\sqrt{3})\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } \frac{\pi}{6}+\frac{\sqrt{3}+1}{2}\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } \frac{\pi}{3}-1+\sqrt{3}$


The shaded area is equivilant to the area of sector $DOE$ minus the area of triangle $DOE$ plus the area of triangle $DBE$.

Using the Pythagorean Theorem:



Clearly $DOA$ and $EOC$ are $30-60-90$ triangles with $\angle EOC = \angle DOA = 60^\circ$

Since $OABC$ is a square, $\angle COA = 90^\circ$

$\angle DOE$ can be found by doing some subtraction of angles.

$\angle COA - \angle DOA = \angle EOA$

$90^\circ - 60^\circ = \angle EOA = 30^\circ$

$\angle DOA - \angle EOA = \angle DOE$

$60^\circ - 30^\circ = \angle DOE = 30^\circ$

So the area of sector $DOE$ is $\frac{30}{360} \cdot \pi \cdot 2^2 = \frac{\pi}{3}$

The area of triangle $DOE$ is $\frac{1}{2}\cdot 2 \cdot 2 \cdot \sin 30^\circ = 1$

Since $AB=CB=1$ , $DB=ED=(\sqrt{3}-1)$

So the area of triangle $DBE$ is $\frac{1}{2} \cdot (\sqrt{3}-1)^2 = 2-\sqrt{3}$

Therefore, the shaded area is $(\frac{\pi}{3}) - (1) + (2-\sqrt{3}) = \frac{\pi}{3}+1-\sqrt{3} \Rightarrow A$

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