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23 Jan 2006, 00:24
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23 Jan 2006, 00:41
Since OP and OQ are radius:
s^2+t^2 = 4...(1)
From pythagoras, (t-1)^2+(s+root(3))^2 = 8 .... (2)

Solving 1 and 2, s=1, t=root(3) or s=-1, t=-root(3). Since s,t are in the first quadrant, s=1, t=root(3).

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23 Jan 2006, 00:52
Bhai wrote:
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PA=1 OA=sqrt3 so OP=2 10x Pifagorus(not sure if this right spelling).Hence OP=OQ=2 cause they are both radius of this circle PQ=sqrt(2^2+2^2)=sqrt8.So the volume of S would be -sqrt3+sqrt8[/img]
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23 Jan 2006, 01:36
Another simple way of getting one equation is to compare the slopes of OP and OQ. They should be negative reciprocals.

t/s*-1/root(3) = -1 which gives t=s*root(3). This can be used together with s^2+t^2=4 to give s=1, t=root(3).

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23 Jan 2006, 03:10
Length OP = SQRT(3+1) = 2
This is a semicircle so OP = OQ = 2

Angle of OP is 60 with -ve side of x axis.

So angle of OQ with +ve x axis = 180 - 90-60 = 30

So Cos(30) = SQRT(3)/2 = s/2 so

s = SQRT(3)
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23 Jan 2006, 10:52
watever wrote:
Another simple way of getting one equation is to compare the slopes of OP and OQ. They should be negative reciprocals.

t/s*-1/root(3) = -1 which gives t=s*root(3). This can be used together with s^2+t^2=4 to give s=1, t=root(3).

Perfecto watever. s = 1 is the answer

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23 Jan 2006, 13:02
S=1.

Using distance formula for distance between (0,0) and ( -sqrt(3),1) gives radius = 2.

Also, using pythagoras theorem, we get sqrt(3)s = t. Since radius = 2, distance between (s,t) and (0,0) is s^2 + t^2 = 4. Substituting, t = sqrt(3)s, we get s = 1.

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23 Jan 2006, 13:12
ps_dahiya wrote:
Length OP = SQRT(3+1) = 2
This is a semicircle so OP = OQ = 2

Angle of OP is 60 with -ve side of x axis.

So angle of OQ with +ve x axis = 180 - 90-60 = 30

So Cos(30) = SQRT(3)/2 = s/2 so

s = SQRT(3)

I did the wrong calculations. Cos(60) is 1/2 and Cos(30) is SQRT(3)/2. But I took totally opposite
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23 Jan 2006, 13:59
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Perfecto watever. s = 1 is the answer

Thanks for the encouragement Bhai. You have some relation to Mumbai?

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23 Jan 2006, 15:01
watever wrote:
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Perfecto watever. s = 1 is the answer

Thanks for the encouragement Bhai. You have some relation to Mumbai?

Well who is not related to Mumbai these days? But not with any Bhai. My bhaigiri is very decent.

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23 Jan 2006, 23:23
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24 Jan 2006, 13:03
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watever wrote:
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Perfecto watever. s = 1 is the answer

Thanks for the encouragement Bhai. You have some relation to Mumbai?

Well who is not related to Mumbai these days? But not with any Bhai. My bhaigiri is very decent.

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24 Jan 2006, 14:19
watever wrote:
Since OP and OQ are radius:
s^2+t^2 = 4...(1)
From pythagoras, (t-1)^2+(s+root(3))^2 = 8 .... (2)

Solving 1 and 2, s=1, t=root(3) or s=-1, t=-root(3). Since s,t are in the first quadrant, s=-1, t=root(3).

watever: you meant s=1, right? (as opposed to '-1')

also you don't show the substitution of 1 and 2, did you solve for t in equation 1, t=sqrt(4-s^2) into the second equation? I did this and got the same answer but I was wondering if you omitted the work because there was an intuitive solution that you instantly knew.

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25 Jan 2006, 04:02
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watever: you meant s=1, right? (as opposed to '-1')

also you don't show the substitution of 1 and 2, did you solve for t in equation 1, t=sqrt(4-s^2) into the second equation? I did this and got the same answer but I was wondering if you omitted the work because there was an intuitive solution that you instantly knew.

Yeah, I meant s=1, I edited the post. Also, I did omit the working for sake of brevity. I however advise my second method be used which used the slopes as one of the equation.

So 1st eqn is s^2 + t^2 = 4 and the second is t/s*-1/root(3) = -1 which gives t=s*root(3). So substition and calculations become highly easy as compared to the first method.

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