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Broad Topics > Measures and Mensuration > Arcs, sectors and segments

Flight Path

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Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.

Air Routes

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Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.

Track Design

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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Far Horizon

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An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Two Circles

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Draw two circles, each of radius 1 unit, so that each circle goes through the centre of the other one. What is the area of the overlap?

Round and Round

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Prove that the shaded area of the semicircle is equal to the area of the inner circle.

Mesh

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A spherical balloon lies inside a wire frame. How much do you need to deflate it to remove it from the frame if it remains a sphere?

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Given a square ABCD of sides 10 cm, and using the corners as centres, construct four quadrants with radius 10 cm each inside the square. The four arcs intersect at P, Q, R and S. Find the. . . .

Giant Holly Leaf

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Find the perimeter and area of a holly leaf that will not lie flat (it has negative curvature with 'circles' having circumference greater than 2πr).

Holly

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The ten arcs forming the edges of the "holly leaf" are all arcs of circles of radius 1 cm. Find the length of the perimeter of the holly leaf and the area of its surface.

Belt

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A belt of thin wire, length L, binds together two cylindrical welding rods, whose radii are R and r, by passing all the way around them both. Find L in terms of R and r.

Rolling Coins

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A blue coin rolls round two yellow coins which touch. The coins are the same size. How many revolutions does the blue coin make when it rolls all the way round the yellow coins? Investigate for a. . . .

Bound to Be

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Four quadrants are drawn centred at the vertices of a square . Find the area of the central region bounded by the four arcs.

Triangles and Petals

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An equilateral triangle rotates around regular polygons and produces an outline like a flower. What are the perimeters of the different flowers?

Pericut

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Two semicircle sit on the diameter of a semicircle centre O of twice their radius. Lines through O divide the perimeter into two parts. What can you say about the lengths of these two parts?

Arclets

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Each of the following shapes is made from arcs of a circle of radius r. What is the perimeter of a shape with 3, 4, 5 and n "nodes".

Just Rolling Round

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P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls, without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus of P?

Two Shapes & Printer Ink

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If I print this page which shape will require the more yellow ink?

Mean Geometrically

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A and B are two points on a circle centre O. Tangents at A and B cut at C. CO cuts the circle at D. What is the relationship between areas of ADBO, ABO and ACBO?