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In the image shown in the attachment, lines d and l are parallel, and d is a diameter of the circle. d and l intersect the circle at points A and B, and C and D respectively. If the ratio of minor arc CD to arc AB is 1:3, what is the ratio of the length of line l to line d? A. 1/4 B. 1/3 C. 2/5 D. 1/2 E. π/6
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Originally posted by bhandariavi on 09 Feb 2011, 08:35.
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bhandariavi wrote: In the image shown in the attachment, lines d and l are parallel, and d is a diameter of the circle. d and l intersect the circle at points A and B, and C and D respectively. If the ratio of minor arc CD to arc AB is 1:3, what is the ratio of the length of line l to line d? Choices A. 1/4 B. 1/3 C. 2/5 D.1/2 E. π/6 Attachment:
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As AB is a diameter then central angle AOB is straight line = 180 degrees (where O is the center); Now, as (arc CD)/(arc AB)=1/3 then central angle COD=1/3*180=60 degrees > triangle COD is equilateral (because CO=DO=radius and <COD=60 degrees) > CD=r=d/2. Answer: D.
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Arc CD = ϴ/360 x 2πR Arc AB = 180/360 x 2πR Arc CD/Arc AB = ϴ/180 ϴ/180 = 1/3 or ϴ = 60 Now triangle OCD (where O is the centre) OC = OD = R [Radius] Thus angle OCD = angle CDO = x In Triangle OCD x + x + 60 = 180 or x = 60 Yipeee! The triangle is an equilateral triangle! So CD = R AB = 2R So CD/AB = 1/2
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09 Feb 2011, 08:58
Bunuel always beats me to it
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Once again great explanation from Bunuel..thanks ! Thanks Entwistle
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Once again Bunuel beats me to it
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09 Feb 2011, 11:46
Thanks to both of you for the image and a nice explanation. Ans: "D"
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10 Feb 2011, 20:19
Interesting question. Getting to the 60degree part was easy. I took a minute to arrive at 1 :2 damn!



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10 Feb 2011, 20:56
Interesting question.. Great explanation too by bunuel....



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As the arc length is 1/3 of the semicircle , divide the semicircle in to 3 equal regions. You will now see that the angle at the center is 180/3 = 60 and also the triangle in the center will be equilateral as the two sides are equal as they are both radius of the circle.
You can now get the ratio as radius/diameter = 1/2 (Option D)



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