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# A wire is cut into two pieces

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Q - A thin piece of wire 40 meters long is cut into two pieces. One piece is used to form a circle with radius r, and the other is used to form a square. No wire is left over. Which of the following represents the total area, in square meters, of the circular and the square regions in terms of r?

A. πr(^2)
B. πr(^2) + 10
C. πr(^2) + [π(^2)r(^2)]/4
D. πr(^2) + (40 - 2πr)^2
E. πr(^2) + [10 - (πr)/2]^2
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12 Apr 2010, 00:24
ronny13 wrote:
Q - A thin piece of wire 40 meters long is cut into two pieces. One piece is used to form a circle with radius r, and the other is used to form a square. No wire is left over. Which of the following represents the total area, in square meters, of the circular and the square regions in terms of r?

A. πr(^2)
B. πr(^2) + 10
C. πr(^2) + [π(^2)r(^2)]/4
D. πr(^2) + (40 - 2πr)^2
E. πr(^2) + [10 - (πr)/2]^2

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