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− | The first curve is a circle with radius 5 centered at the origin, and the second curve is an ellipse with center (4,0) and end points of (-5,0) and (13,0). Finding points of intersection, we get (-5,0) (4,3) and (4,-3), forming a triangle with height of 9 and base of 6. So | + | The first curve is a circle with radius <math>5</math> centered at the origin, and the second curve is an ellipse with center <math>(4,0)</math> and end points of <math>(-5,0)</math> and <math>(13,0)</math>. Finding points of intersection, we get <math>(-5,0)</math>, <math>(4,3)</math>, and <math>(4,-3)</math>, forming a triangle with height of <math>9</math> and base of <math>6.</math> So the area of this triangle is <math>9 \cdot 6 \cdot 0.5 =27 \textbf{ (B)}.</math> |
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Latest revision as of 23:48, 13 January 2015
Problem
What is the area of the polygon whose vertices are the points of intersection of the curves and
Solution
The first curve is a circle with radius centered at the origin, and the second curve is an ellipse with center and end points of and . Finding points of intersection, we get , , and , forming a triangle with height of and base of So the area of this triangle is
See Also
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