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If the perimeter of square region S and the perimeter of circular region C are equal, then the ratio of the area of S to the area of C is closest to:


A. \(\frac {3}{2}\)

B. \(\frac {4}{3}\)

C. \(\frac {3}{4}\)

D. \(\frac {2}{3}\)

E. \(\frac {1}{2}\)

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I got an answer of B but the official answer is different. please explain

If the perimeter of square region S and the perimeter of the circular region C are equal, then the ratio of the area of S to area of C is closes to
A.3/2
B.4/3
C.3/4
D.2/3
E.1/2


Given: \(P_{square}=4x=2\pi{r}=P_{circle}\) --> \(x=\frac{\pi{r}}{2}\).

\(\frac{A_{square}}{A_{circle}}=\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi}{4}\approx(\frac{3}{4})\).

Answer: C.

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If Perimeter of square = Perimeter of Circle, then:
4a = 2\(\pi\)r, where a = side of square and r is radius of the circle
a/r = \(\pi\)/2

Area of S/Area of C = \(a^2\)/ \(\pi\) \(r^2\)
= \((\pi/2)^2\) * 1/\(\pi\)
= \(\pi\)/4 = 3.14/4
= \(\approx\) 3/4 = C
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Hi All,

This question is perfect for TESTing VALUES.

We're told that the PERIMETER of a square is equal to the PERIMETER (meaning the 'circumference') of a circle. We're asked to figure out the approximate ratio of the area of the square to the area of the circle.

Let's TEST VALUES. Since we're dealing with a circle, let's work "pi" into our math right from the beginning....

Perimeter = 4pi

For the Square:
Perimeter = 4pi
Side length = pi
Area = (pi)^2

For the Circle:
Perimeter = 4pi
Radius = 2
Area = 4pi

Area of Square/Area of Circle = (pi)^2/4pi = pi/4 = about 3.14/4 = about 3/4

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Bunuel wrote:
chintzzz wrote:
I got an answer of B but the official answer is different. please explain

If the perimeter of square region S and the perimeter of the circular region C are equal, then the ratio of the area of S to area of C is closes to
A.3/2
B.4/3
C.3/4
D.2/3
E.1/2


\(P_{square}=4x=2\pi{r}=P_{circle}\) --> \(x=\frac{\pi{r}}{2}\).

\(\frac{A_{square}}{A_{circle}}=\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi}{4}\approx(\frac{3}{4})\).

Answer: C.



Can you explain this portion: Pcircle --> x=πr2.
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Bunuel wrote:
chintzzz wrote:
I got an answer of B but the official answer is different. please explain

If the perimeter of square region S and the perimeter of the circular region C are equal, then the ratio of the area of S to area of C is closes to
A.3/2
B.4/3
C.3/4
D.2/3
E.1/2


\(P_{square}=4x=2\pi{r}=P_{circle}\) --> \(x=\frac{\pi{r}}{2}\).

\(\frac{A_{square}}{A_{circle}}=\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi}{4}\approx(\frac{3}{4})\).

Answer: C.



Can you explain this portion: Pcircle --> x=πr2.


Equating the perimeter of square (4x, where x is the length of the side) and the perimeter of the circle (circumference = \(2\pi{r}\)), we get \(4x=2\pi{r}\), which gives \(x=\frac{\pi{r}}{2}\).

Hope it's clear.
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Bunuel wrote:
chintzzz wrote:
I got an answer of B but the official answer is different. please explain

If the perimeter of square region S and the perimeter of the circular region C are equal, then the ratio of the area of S to area of C is closes to
A.3/2
B.4/3
C.3/4
D.2/3
E.1/2


\(P_{square}=4x=2\pi{r}=P_{circle}\) --> \(x=\frac{\pi{r}}{2}\).

\(\frac{A_{square}}{A_{circle}}=\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi}{4}\approx(\frac{3}{4})\).

Answer: C.


Apologies for what is probably a very simple question, but could someone please explain this step here?

\(\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}\)

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Bunuel wrote:
chintzzz wrote:
I got an answer of B but the official answer is different. please explain

If the perimeter of square region S and the perimeter of the circular region C are equal, then the ratio of the area of S to area of C is closes to
A.3/2
B.4/3
C.3/4
D.2/3
E.1/2


\(P_{square}=4x=2\pi{r}=P_{circle}\) --> \(x=\frac{\pi{r}}{2}\).

\(\frac{A_{square}}{A_{circle}}=\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi}{4}\approx(\frac{3}{4})\).

Answer: C.


Apologies for what is probably a very simple question, but could someone please explain this step here?

\(\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}\)

Thank you


\(x=\frac{\pi{r}}{2}\).

\(\frac{A_{square}}{A_{circle}}=\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{(\frac{\pi{r}}{2})^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\frac{\pi^2 r^2}{4}}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi}{4}\approx(\frac{3}{4})\).

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I reached till (22 * 7)/ 4...Is there a quick way to estimate/ calculate the final answer?


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If the perimeter of square region S and the perimeter of circular region C are equal, then the ratio of the area of S to the area of C is closest to:

A. \(\frac {3}{2}\)

B. \(\frac {4}{3}\)

C. \(\frac {3}{4}\)

D. \(\frac {2}{3}\)

E. \(\frac {1}{2}\)



Given: \(P_{square}=4x=2\pi{r}=P_{circle}\) --> \(x=\frac{\pi{r}}{2}\).

\(\frac{A_{square}}{A_{sdquare}}=\frac{x^2}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi^2{r^2}}{4\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi}{4}\approx(\frac{3}{4})\).

Answer: C.
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Hi ameyaprabhu,

The questions that you'll face on the Official GMAT are almost all based on patterns of some type (even if you don't immediately realize that a pattern is there). In the Quant section, TESTing VALUES can often be used to define a pattern, so you might try using that approach in these types of situations. My explanation (2 posts above your post) shows how to approach this prompt in that way.

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