Tag Archives: circle

Tangent Circles

Consider the circles that have radii and are tangent to the line at the point . Find the sum of the coordinates of the centers of the circles. Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, August 2006 Solution For the two circles to … Continue reading

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Round Table

A round table can be made square by dropping the four leaves. If a side of a square table measures inches, to the nearest hundredth of a square inch, how much smaller is the area of the table when the … Continue reading

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Equilateral Triangle and Square

A pentagon made up of equilateral triangle with side length on top of square is inside a circle passing through points , and . Find the radius of the circle. Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, August 2006 Solution Let be the … Continue reading

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Rolling Wheel

If a wheel completes exactly revolutions while rolling feet, what is the diameter of the wheel? Source: NCTN Mathematics Teacher, September 2006 Solution The above figure shows the ground distance traveled by the rolling wheel of radius feet in revolutions. … Continue reading

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Area of a Disc

If the area of a disc inscribed in a square is square centimeters, what is the area of the square? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, September 2006 Solution Area of disc = Area of square = Answer: square centimeters

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Real Solutions (x,y)

How¬† many real solutions are there that satisfy the two equations and ? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, September 2006 Solution The graph of is a circle centered at the origin and radius = . The graph of is a hyperbola … Continue reading

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Arc of a Circle

is a diameter of a circle of radius unit. is a chord perpendicular to that cuts at . If the arc is of the circumference of the circle, what is the length of the segment ? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, … Continue reading

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Biggest Pizza Slice

An 8-inch pizza is cut into equal slices. A 10-inch pizza is cut into equal slices. A 12-inch pizza is cut into equal slices. A 14-inch pizza is cut into equal slices. From which pizza would you take a slice … Continue reading

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Tangent Lines

Suppose to co-planar circles and have no points in common. Determine how many lines, if any, are tangent to both and ? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, October 2006 Solution When one circle is inside the other, there are no tangent … Continue reading

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Three Intersecting Circles

Circle has a radius of and its center is at . Circle has a radius of and its center at . What is the length of the radius of a third circle (Circle ) that passes through the center of … Continue reading

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