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# What is the area of circle O?

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What is the area of circle O ?

A. 12π
Β. 25π
C. 36π
D. 48π
E. 54π
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23 Apr 2013, 01:43
36pi

AC is 6. OB will be 6. OABC is a rectangle. Hence radius is 6

Area 36pi
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23 Apr 2013, 02:56
See the attached JPG.

Explaination: If you extend AB and BC you will get two overlapping triangle DBE and ABC.
As BA=AD and BC=CE, the sides are in 2:1 proportion. so should be the case with AC and DE(which is diagonal, as angle is 90 degree)
so AC:DE = 1:2 => DE= 12 hence radius will be 6. Area= pi * 36
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23 Apr 2013, 03:00
this another and complicated method to arrive at the answer...lol..

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