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An equilateral triangle ABC is inscribed in the circle. If the length of the arc ABC is 24, what is the approximate diameter of the circle.

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Since ABC is an equilateral triangle, arc ABC is 2/3 of circumference, so circumference equals 24*3/2 = 36

\(\pi * Diameter = 36\) , so Diameter ~11
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24/pi*D = 240/360 (Angle subtended by arc ABC = 240)

=> D = 36/pi = 36/3.14 ~ 11

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