# Difference between revisions of "2017 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 25"

## Problem 25

In the figure shown, $\overline{US}$ and $\overline{UT}$ are line segments each of length 2, and $m\angle TUS = 60^\circ$. Arcs $\overarc{TR}$ and $\overarc{SR}$ are each one-sixth of a circle with radius 2. What is the area of the region shown?

$[asy]draw((1,1.732)--(2,3.464)--(3,1.732)); draw(arc((0,0),(2,0),(1,1.732))); draw(arc((4,0),(3,1.732),(2,0))); label("U", (2,3.464), N); label("S", (1,1.732), W); label("T", (3,1.732), E); label("R", (2,0), S);[/asy]$

$\textbf{(A) }3\sqrt{3}-\pi\qquad\textbf{(B) }4\sqrt{3}-\frac{4\pi}{3}\qquad\textbf{(C) }2\sqrt{3}\qquad\textbf{(D) }4\sqrt{3}-\frac{2\pi}{3}\qquad\textbf{(E) }4+\frac{4\pi}{3}$

## Solution

Extend the figure into an equilateral triangle with side length 4. Using the area formula, this has area (16sqrt3)/4 which is 4sqrt3. We are given TUS as a 60 degree angle so the two things we need to subtract off are 1/6 circles. Their radius is 2, so there area is 1/6*(4pi) which is 2pi/3. Subtract to get 4sqrt3-2pi/3, which is $D$.

## See Also

 2017 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 24 Followed byLast Problem 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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