## apple_pi 2 years ago Area of minor segment?

1. apple_pi

|dw:1344946555381:dw| if the radius = r and height of the minor segment is h What is the area of the minor segment in terms of r and h

2. myko

maybe: $h/r=area/(1/2 \pi r ^{2}) \rightarrow area =1/2 \pi r h$

3. apple_pi

oh, so if h = r, it should give us 1/(2pi*r^2) which is half area of circle. Thanks!