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In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, then the circumference of the larger circle is how many times the circumference of the smaller circle? A. \(4\) B. \(3\) C. \(2\) D. \(\sqrt{3}\) E. \(\sqrt{2}\) Attachment:
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In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, then the circumference of the larger circle is how many times the circumference of the smaller circle?A. \(4\) B. \(3\) C. \(2\) D. \(\sqrt{3}\) E. \(\sqrt{2}\) The area of the shaded region is \(area_{shaded}=\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}\) and the area of the smaller circle is \(area_{small}=\pi{r^2}\). Given: \(\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}=3\pi{r^2}\) > \(R^2=4r^2\) > \(R=2r\); Now, the ratio of the circumference of the larger circle to the that of the smaller circle is \(\frac{C}{c}=\frac{2\pi{R}}{2\pi{r}}=\frac{{2r}}{{r}}=2\). Answer: C.
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circular shaded region = area of large circle  area of small circle = 3 * area of small circle so area of large circle = 4 * area of small circle
that means radius oflarge circle = 2 * radius of small circle so the cicumference of large circle is 2 times that of the small circle Option C



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Bumping for review and further discussion.GEOMETRY: Shaded Region Problems!
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Let the area of small circle = x Area of shaded region = 3x Total Area = x+3x = 4x This means that Area of larger circle is 4 times Area of Small Circle; which also means radius of larger circle is 2 times radius of small circle & so the circumference So Answer = C = 2
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, then the circumference of the larger circle is how many times the circumference of the smaller circle?A. \(4\) B. \(3\) C. \(2\) D. \(\sqrt{3}\) E. \(\sqrt{2}\) The area of the shaded region is \(area_{shaded}=\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}\) and the area of the smaller circle is \(area_{small}=\pi{r^2}\). Given: \(\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}=3\pi{r^2}\) > \(R^2=4r^2\) > \(R=2r\); Now, the ratio of the circumference of the larger circle to the that of the smaller circle is \(\frac{C}{c}=\frac{2\pi{R}}{2\pi{r}}=\frac{{2r}}{{r}}=2\). Answer: C. HI Bunnel, Have one doubt on this as you have mentioned here R = 2r. Now we put this in the pi*rsquare then for both circles the are we got is 4pir square = pi r square. Now area is four times instead of 3 times. So please clarify this



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pawankumargadiya wrote: Bunuel wrote: In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, then the circumference of the larger circle is how many times the circumference of the smaller circle?A. \(4\) B. \(3\) C. \(2\) D. \(\sqrt{3}\) E. \(\sqrt{2}\) The area of the shaded region is \(area_{shaded}=\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}\) and the area of the smaller circle is \(area_{small}=\pi{r^2}\). Given: \(\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}=3\pi{r^2}\) > \(R^2=4r^2\) > \(R=2r\); Now, the ratio of the circumference of the larger circle to the that of the smaller circle is \(\frac{C}{c}=\frac{2\pi{R}}{2\pi{r}}=\frac{{2r}}{{r}}=2\). Answer: C. HI Bunnel, Have one doubt on this as you have mentioned here R = 2r. Now we put this in the pi*rsquare then for both circles the are we got is 4pir square = pi r square. Now area is four times instead of 3 times. So please clarify this The stem says that the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, not that the area of the larger circular region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region. Does this make sense?
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monirjewel wrote: Attachment: Untitled2.png In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, then the circumference of the larger circle is how many times the circumference of the smaller circle? A. \(4\) B. \(3\) C. \(2\) D. \(\sqrt{3}\) E. \(\sqrt{2}\) Attachment: 1111220830.jpg AlgebraicallyLet a = Small circle's area Let s = Shaded region's area Let A = Large circle's area \(s = 3a\) \(A = s + a\) \(A = 3a + a\) \(A = 4a\)
\(a = \pi r^2\) \(A = \pi R^2\)From above: \(A = 4a\) \(\pi R^2 = 4\pi r^2\) \(R^2 = 4r^2\) \(\sqrt{R^2}=\sqrt{4r^2}\) \(R = 2r\)* Circumference, Large and Small C = \(2\pi R\), and c = \(2\pi r\)\(R = 2r\), so \(\frac{C}{c}=\frac{2\pi (2r)}{2\pi r}= \frac{2r}{r}=2\)The large circle's circumference is two times the small circle's circumference. Answer C Numbers and algebraLarge circle's area: Small circle's area?Small circle's area = x Shaded region's area = 3x Large circle's area = 3x + x = 4xLarge circle circumference/ small circle's circumference?Let Small circle's radius \(r = 1\)Area of Small: \(\pi r^2 = \pi\)Area of Large = ( 4x) = \((4*\pi) = 4\pi\)Radius, R, of Large circle: \(4\pi =\pi R^2\) \(R = 2\)Circumference, Small: \(2 \pi r = 2 \pi\)Circumference, Large: \(2 \pi R = 4 \pi\)\(\frac{Large}{Small}=\frac{4\pi}{2\pi} = 2\) The large circle's circumference is two times the small circle's circumference. Answer C ** OR \(A = 3a + a\) \(A  3a = a\) AND \(A = \pi R^2\)
\(\pi R^2  3\pi r^2=\pi r^2\) \(\pi (R^2  3r^2)=\pi r^2\) \(R^2  3r^2 = r^2\) \(R^2 = 4r^2\) Take square roots: \(R = 2r\)
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Bunuel,
The area of the shaded region is areashaded=πR2−πr2areashaded=πR2−πr2 and the area of the smaller circle is areasmall=πr2areasmall=πr2.
I made a mistake here. I write this like: πR^2=3*πr^2 (as is say 3 times)
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amitpandey25 wrote: Bunuel,
The area of the shaded region is areashaded=πR2−πr2areashaded=πR2−πr2 and the area of the smaller circle is areasmall=πr2areasmall=πr2.
I made a mistake here. I write this like: πR^2=3*πr^2 (as is say 3 times)
What mistake have I made? I think it's addressed above. The stem says that the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, not that the area of the larger circular region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region.
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Hi All, This question can be solved by TESTing VALUES. We're told that the area of the shaded region is 3 TIMES the area of the central circle... Area of center = 1 Area of shaded region = 3(1) = 3 Area of FULL CIRCLE = 1+3 = 4 With those values.... Radius of center = 1 Radius of FULL CIRCLE = 2 The question asks how many times the circumference of the full circle is to the smaller circle... Circumference of small circle = 2pi Circumference of full circle = 4pi Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, then the circumference of the larger circle is how many times the circumference of the smaller circle?A. \(4\) B. \(3\) C. \(2\) D. \(\sqrt{3}\) E. \(\sqrt{2}\) The area of the shaded region is \(area_{shaded}=\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}\) and the area of the smaller circle is \(area_{small}=\pi{r^2}\). Given: \(\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}=3\pi{r^2}\) > \(R^2=4r^2\) > \(R=2r\); Now, the ratio of the circumference of the larger circle to the that of the smaller circle is \(\frac{C}{c}=\frac{2\pi{R}}{2\pi{r}}=\frac{{2r}}{{r}}=2\). Answer: C. Hi Bunuel, Can you share problems that are similar to this? Thanks.



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shivamtibrewala wrote: Bunuel wrote: In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, then the circumference of the larger circle is how many times the circumference of the smaller circle?A. \(4\) B. \(3\) C. \(2\) D. \(\sqrt{3}\) E. \(\sqrt{2}\) The area of the shaded region is \(area_{shaded}=\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}\) and the area of the smaller circle is \(area_{small}=\pi{r^2}\). Given: \(\pi{R^2}\pi{r^2}=3\pi{r^2}\) > \(R^2=4r^2\) > \(R=2r\); Now, the ratio of the circumference of the larger circle to the that of the smaller circle is \(\frac{C}{c}=\frac{2\pi{R}}{2\pi{r}}=\frac{{2r}}{{r}}=2\). Answer: C. Hi Bunuel, Can you share problems that are similar to this? Thanks. Shaded Region Problems from our Special Questions Directory.
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monirjewel wrote: In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times the area of the smaller circular region, then the circumference of the larger circle is how many times the circumference of the smaller circle? A. \(4\) B. \(3\) C. \(2\) D. \(\sqrt{3}\) E. \(\sqrt{2}\) Attachment: 1111220830.jpg Attachment: Untitled2.png If we let A = the radius of the larger circle and B = the radius of the smaller circle, then we can create the equation: (A^2  B^2)π = area of shaded region Area of the smaller circle = πB^2; thus: (A^2  B^2)π = 3πB^2 A^2  B^2 = 3B^2 A^2 = 4B^2 A = 2B Since the radius of the larger circle can be expressed as 2B, the circumference of the larger circle is 4Bπ, and the circumference of the smaller circle is 2Bπ, so the circumference of the larger circle is twice that of the smaller circle. Answer: C
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