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In the figure shown, if the area of the shaded region is 3 times

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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) 3√3
(E) 2√2

My 2 cents.
Plug in.

So the area of shaded region needs to be 3 times the area of smaller circular region.
Let's say smaller circular region has r=2, so the area would be 4 pi.
As the area of shaded region needs to be 3 times, then it would be 12 pi.
As the area of shaded region can be found by larger - smaller circles, then we have x - 12pi = 4pi.
Then the x would be 16 pi, which means that its radius is 4.

Therefore, the circumference of big circle is 8 pi and that of smaller circle is 4 pi.
C is the correct answer.
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New post 06 Jul 2017, 13:45
Using larger radius as x and smaller one as y, we get : \(πx^{2} - πy^{2} = 3πy^{2}\) OR \(πx^{2} = 4πy^{2}\)............(1)

We need to find the ratio of the circumference, \(\frac{2πx}{2πy}= ?\) OR \(\frac{x}{y}= ?\)

From (1); \(\frac{x}{y} =\frac{2}{1}\)

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shaded region is 3 three times the area of inner circle.

so, total circle area is 4 times the area of inner circle.

big circle area/small circle area = 4/1

(if two triangles are similiar, if the length of the sides are in ratio, k : 1, the area must be k^2 : 1)
we can extend this concept here, since areas are in ratio 4:1, lengths(radius, diameter, circumference) must be in ratio 2:1

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New post 27 Mar 2018, 11:00
Assume smaller circle has the radius of 4. The shaded region has an area 3 times the smaller circle.
Smaller = 16pi
Shaded = 48pi
Total circle area = smaller + shadeded = 64pi

64pi = pi*r^2(area of circle)
r= 8 (radius of total circle

circumference - 2*pi*r

Circumference or bigger circle = 2*pi*8 = 16pi
Circuference of smaller circle = 2*pi*4= 8pi

Larger circle circumference is double smaller circle or 2 times the smaller circle
answer C
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