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Expert-verified Found in: Page 541 ### Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities

Book edition 6th
Author(s) Sullivan
Pages 1200 pages
ISBN 9780321795465 # Area of a Segment Find the area of the segment (shaded in blue in the figure) of a circle whose radius is 8 feet, formed by a central angle of $70°$.[Hint: Subtract the area of the triangle from the area of the sector to obtain the area of the segment.] The area of the segment is 9.03 square feet.

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## Step 1. Given information.

The given figure is: ## Step 2. Determine the area of the sector.

Area of the sector is:

$\begin{array}{rcl}{A}_{1}& =& \frac{\theta }{360°}×\pi {r}^{2}\\ & =& \frac{70°}{360°}×\pi ×\left(8{\right)}^{2}\\ & =& 39.0953...\\ & \approx & 39.10\end{array}$

## Step 3. Determine the area of the triangle.

The area of a triangle is:

$\begin{array}{rcl}{A}_{2}& =& \frac{1}{2}ab\mathrm{sin}C\\ & =& \frac{1}{2}\left(8\right)\left(8\right)\mathrm{sin}\left(70°\right)\\ & =& 30.0701...\\ & \approx & 30.07\end{array}$

## Step 4. Determine the area of the segment.

Subtract the area of the triangle from the area of the sector to obtain the area of the segment.

$\begin{array}{rcl}A& =& {A}_{1}-{A}_{2}\\ & =& 39.10-30.07\\ & =& 9.03\end{array}$

The area of the segment is 9.03 square feet. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 