# Homework Help: Another geo problem. I just need to make sure if i am on the right track

1. Jun 19, 2006

### sssddd

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/4519/geo23mo.jpg [Broken]

It's an equliteral triangle

I'm suppose to find the area of the shaded region. first of all are the chords of each those regions half 5cm? Should I find the areas of the sectors and then subtract the areas of the triangles?

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2. Jun 19, 2006

### HallsofIvy

No, that's not true. The lengths of the chords are not 5 cm (which is what I think you meant). The point of intersection of the sides of the triangle and the circle are not the midpoints of the sides. If you call the point where the line AC intersects the circle "D", the the length of AD is $\sqrt{15}$.

I don't know what you are "allowed" to use, but I wrote the circle as
$x^2+ y^2= 25$ and then found the equation of the line from A to C to be $y= \sqrt{3}(x+ 5)$. The points of intersection of the line and circle are A= (-5, 0) (of course) and $D= (-\frac{5}{4},\frac{15\sqrt{3}}{4})$. You can use those to find the area of the circular sector "AOD" and the triangle "AOD" and subtract.

3. Jun 21, 2006

Halls,