# Difference between revisions of "2021 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 7"

## Problem

In a plane, four circles with radii $1,3,5,$ and $7$ are tangent to line $l$ at the same point $A,$ but they may be on either side of $l$. Region $S$ consists of all the points that lie inside exactly one of the four circles. What is the maximum possible area of region $S$? $\textbf{(A) }24\pi \qquad \textbf{(B) }32\pi \qquad \textbf{(C) }64\pi \qquad \textbf{(D) }65\pi \qquad \textbf{(E) }84\pi$

## Solution $[asy] /* diagram made by samrocksnature */ pair A=(10,0); pair B=(-10,0); draw(A--B); draw(circle((0,-1),1)); draw(circle((0,-3),3)); draw(circle((0,-5),5)); draw(circle((0,7),7)); dot((0,7)); draw((0,7)--(0,0)); label("7",(0,3.5),E); label("l",(-9,0),S); [/asy]$ After a bit of wishful thinking and inspection, we find that the above configuration maximizes our area, which is $49 \pi + (25-9) \pi=65 \pi \rightarrow \boxed{\textbf{(D)}}$

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## See Also

 2021 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 6 Followed byProblem 8 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 AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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