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In the diagram, points A, B, and C are on the diameter of the circle with center B. Additionally, all arcs pictured are semicircles. Suppose angle YXA = 105 degrees. What is the ratio of the area of the shaded region above the line YB to the area of the shaded region below the line YB? (Note: Diagram is not drawn to scale and angles drawn are not accurate.)

In the diagram, points A, B, and C are on the diameter of the circle with center B. Additionally, all arcs pictured are semicircles. Suppose angle YXA = 105 degrees. What is the ratio of the area of the shaded region above the line YB to the area of the shaded region below the line YB? (Note: Diagram is not drawn to scale and angles drawn are not accurate.) (A) ¾ (B) 5/6 (C) 1 (D) 7/5 (E) 9/7

According to the central angle theorem <ABY=2*(180-105)=150 (for more on this check Circles chapter of Math Book: math-circles-87957.html). Hence <CBY=180-150=30.

The area of sector \(ABY=\frac{150}{360}*\pi{r^2}=\frac{5}{12}\pi{r^2}\); The area of sector \(CBY=\frac{30}{360}*\pi{r^2}=\frac{1}{12}\pi{r^2}\);

The area of each of two small semicircles is \(\frac{\pi{(\frac{r}{2})^2}}{2}=\pi{\frac{r^2}{8}}\) (as its radius is half of the radius of the big circle);

The are of the shaded region above BY is \(\frac{5}{12}\pi{r^2}-\pi{\frac{r^2}{8}=\frac{7}{24}\pi{r^2}\); The are of the shaded region below BY is \(\frac{1}{12}\pi{r^2}+\pi{\frac{r^2}{8}=\frac{5}{24}\pi{r^2}\);

Ratio of the areas of the shaded regions is \(\frac{7}{5}\).

Hi Bunuel - can you please help? How did you get the area of two small semi circles??

The radius of the small semicircles is r/2, where r is the radius of the large circle. Thus the area of each is half of the area of the circle with the radius of r/2: \(\frac{\pi{(\frac{r}{2})^2}}{2}=\pi{\frac{r^2}{8}}\).

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30 Jun 2013, 05:09

Hi Bunel,

I didn't understand the below mentioned part. I did refer to the link provided by you. Can you please can explain this central angle theorem.

"According to the central angle theorem <ABY=2*(180-105)=150 (for more on this check Circles chapter of Math Book: math-circles-87957.html). Hence <CBY=180-150=30"

I didn't understand the below mentioned part. I did refer to the link provided by you. Can you please can explain this central angle theorem.

"According to the central angle theorem <ABY=2*(180-105)=150 (for more on this check Circles chapter of Math Book: math-circles-87957.html). Hence <CBY=180-150=30"

Three new triangles can be formed which will be isosceles triangles (please refer the attachment) Hence, x+y = 105 (given) 2(x+y+z) = 360 since ACYX is a quadrilateral x+y+z = 180 -> z = 75

in Triangle, BYC, <YBC will be 180 - 2*z = 180 - 2*75 = 30 degrees.

(1) Area of the total shaded portion is half the area of the circle pi*(r^2)/2

(2) Area below the red line = area of segment BYC of circle + area of shaded semicircle BC = (30/360)*(pi*r^2) + pi ((r/2)^2)/2 =pi*(r^2)/12+pi*(r^2)/8 =5 * pi * (r^2) / 24

(3) Area above the red line is (1)-(2) above = [ pi * (r^2)/2 ] - [ 5 * pi* (r^2) / 24 ] = 7 * pi * (r^2) / 24

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I Thought that's a nice question for a strategic guess (50/50) since the shaded area above the line seemed bigger therefore the answer should be either 3/4 or 5/6 but they tricked me !! _________________

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Bunuel wrote:

In the diagram, points A, B, and C are on the diameter of the circle with center B. Additionally, all arcs pictured are semicircles. Suppose angle YXA = 105 degrees. What is the ratio of the area of the shaded region above the line YB to the area of the shaded region below the line YB? (Note: Diagram is not drawn to scale and angles drawn are not accurate.) (A) ¾ (B) 5/6 (C) 1 (D) 7/5 (E) 9/7

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According to the central angle theorem <ABY=2*(180-105)=150 (for more on this check Circles chapter of Math Book: math-circles-87957.html). Hence <CBY=180-150=30.

The area of sector \(ABY=\frac{150}{360}*\pi{r^2}=\frac{5}{12}\pi{r^2}\); The area of sector \(CBY=\frac{30}{360}*\pi{r^2}=\frac{1}{12}\pi{r^2}\);

The area of each of two small semicircles is \(\frac{\pi{(\frac{r}{2})^2}}{2}=\pi{\frac{r^2}{8}}\) (as its radius is half of the radius of the big circle);

The are of the shaded region above BY is \(\frac{5}{12}\pi{r^2}-\pi{\frac{r^2}{8}=\frac{7}{24}\pi{r^2}\); The are of the shaded region below BY is \(\frac{1}{12}\pi{r^2}+\pi{\frac{r^2}{8}=\frac{5}{24}\pi{r^2}\);

Ratio of the areas of the shaded regions is \(\frac{7}{5}\).

Answer: D.

Hi Bunuel,

One query. As we know central angle of a circle is twice the inscribed angle. i.e. if inscribed angle is x then central angle is 2x.

So here if i see angle on YXA is 105 then my central angle on B should be 210.

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enigma123 wrote:

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In the diagram, points A, B, and C are on the diameter of the circle with center B. Additionally, all arcs pictured are semicircles. Suppose angle YXA = 105 degrees. What is the ratio of the area of the shaded region above the line YB to the area of the shaded region below the line YB? (Note: Diagram is not drawn to scale and angles drawn are not accurate.)

(A) ¾ (B) 5/6 (C) 1 (D) 7/5 (E) 9/7

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22 Aug 2014, 02:32

sorry, this might be a basic question . I would like to understand this picture

angle YXA = 105 then according to the central angle theorem, why its not 2*105 .. you have consider exterior angle for X but how we shall determine it. Please advise.

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enigma123 wrote:

Attachment:

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In the diagram, points A, B, and C are on the diameter of the circle with center B. Additionally, all arcs pictured are semicircles. Suppose angle YXA = 105 degrees. What is the ratio of the area of the shaded region above the line YB to the area of the shaded region below the line YB? (Note: Diagram is not drawn to scale and angles drawn are not accurate.)

(A) ¾ (B) 5/6 (C) 1 (D) 7/5 (E) 9/7

answer is (D) arc YC subtends an angle 30 degree with the center. Area below line YB is area of circle x (1/12 + 1/8) Area of the shaded region is half of the area of the circle.

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