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In the figure above, the five circles have points in common as shown. P is the center of the largest circle, Q and R are centers of the medium-sized circles, and Q, P, and R are points on a straight line. What fraction of the largest circular region is shaded?

(A) \(\frac{1}{16}\)
(B) \(\frac{1}{8}\)
(C) \(\frac{3}{16}\)
(D) \(\frac{1}{4}\)
(E) \(\frac{1}{2}\)

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New post 20 Nov 2018, 10:05
have no idea if my solution is correct :) how is it possble to find fraction if i dont know radius :?

anyway i assigned some random values

let diamertre of large circle be 12, so radius is 6

hence diametre of smaller circle be 6 and radius is 3

Area of large circle 36
Area of two smaller circles is 18

so \(\frac{18}{36}\) i.e. = \(\frac{1}{2}\)


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let radius of largest circle be 8
Radius of largest = diameter of Medium circle = 8 ; radius of medium = 4
Radius of smallest will be 2
ratio = 2 x π x 2^2 / π x 8^2 = 1/8

Originally posted by pandeyashwin on 20 Nov 2018, 10:55.
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Let the larger circle have radius R.

So, QP = R/2 which is the diameter of the smaller circle.

So radius of smaller circle = 0.5*R/2 = R/4

Hence area of 2 smaller circles = 2* (pi*\(R^2\)/16) = pi*\(R^2\)/8

Ratio = (pi*\(R^2\)/8)/pi*\(R^2\) = 1/8

Hence Option B
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pandeyashwin wrote:
let radius of largest circle be 8
Radius of largest = diameter of Medium circle = 8 ; radius of medium = 4
Radius of smallest will be 2
ratio = 2 x π x 2^2 / π x 8^2 = 1/8



pandeyashwin then whats wrong with my solution ?
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okay I got it, missed medium sized circles and assigned inconvenient radius number initially :grin: because if radius of large circle is 6, medium sized 3 and then smallest is 1.5 :)
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New post 20 Nov 2018, 13:22
the region of the largest circle is πr^2
the region of the shaded circles is: 2 * π(1/4r)^2
=> 1/8 (B)
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In the figure above, the five circles have points in common as shown. P is the center of the largest circle, Q and R are centers of the medium-sized circles, and Q, P, and R are points on a straight line. What fraction of the largest circular region is shaded?

(A) \(\frac{1}{16}\)
(B) \(\frac{1}{8}\)
(C) \(\frac{3}{16}\)
(D) \(\frac{1}{4}\)
(E) \(\frac{1}{2}\)



Let the radius of bigger circle = 8
radius of smallest circle = 4
radius of shaded circle = 2

Area of a largest circle = 64
Area of shaded circles = 8

8/64

1/8

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New post 09 Feb 2019, 18:24
Let the radius of the bugger circle= 2R
Hence, radius of the medium circle = R
and radius of the smaller circle = R/2
Required Ratio = {π(R/2)^2 + π(R/2)^2}/ π(2R)^2 = 1/8
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