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anonymous
 one year ago
a segment of a circle has a 120 degree arc and a chord of 8 to the square root of 3 inches. find the area of the segment.
anonymous
 one year ago
a segment of a circle has a 120 degree arc and a chord of 8 to the square root of 3 inches. find the area of the segment.

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amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what does "8 to the square root of 3" mean?

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[8^{(\sqrt 3)}\] ??

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[8\sqrt{3}\] this is what it looks like in the problem

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thats: 8 square roots of 3 then, no "to" required

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1terminology ... what is a segment?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the part of a figure cut off by a line

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so instead of a slice of pizza, its just the crust right?

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok, i get those mixed up alot. so we want the area of the slice, minus the area of the triangle .. any ideas?

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1436478599531:dw

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1do we know trig? or special triangles?

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well, without trig or some knowledge of special triangles, we really cant approach this.

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the special triangle we would need to know about is a 306090 degree

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so then how would we apply that to an equation?

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if you have formulas at your disposal, then you might be able to use them .. but i do not know what you have available to you. hence my thought to use a 306090 special triangle

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1436478952947:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0area of segment=area of sectorarea of triangle

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ideally we learn, that a 306090 can be constructed from an equilateral triangle, where all the sides are the same length dw:1436479033334:dw using the pythagorean thrm, we find that the missing side is sqrt(3) giving us the special ratio of: dw:1436479105655:dw

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1in your case, we can then use it to scale to the desired length dw:1436479181984:dw

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1but if you have no knowledge of this, then i dont see much of a way to approach a solution

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1436479458168:dw we have 120/360 of the area of the circle (pi 8^2) and we have 2 triangles (a rectangle is 2 triangles) of base 4, and height 8sqrt(3)

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1height of 4sqrt(3) THAT IS

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1as i mentioned, without some trig or knowledge of the special 306090 triangle, i see no way to approach this problem ...

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay well thank you for trying
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