2016 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 21
Problem
What is the area of the region enclosed by the graph of the equation
Solution
WLOG note that if a point in the first quadrant satisfies the equation, so do its corresponding points in the other three quadrants. Therefore we can assume that and multiply by at the end.
We can rearrange the equation to get , which describes a circle with center and radius It's clear we now want to find the union of four circles with overlap.
There are several ways to find the area, but note that if you connect to its other three respective points in the other three quadrants, you get a square of area , along with four half-circles of diameter , for a total area of which is .
See Also
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