Circular Arc

Radius of Circle of New Atom Smasher

A new kind of atom smasher is to be composed of two tangents and a circular arc which is concave toward the point of intersection of the two tangents. Each tangent and the arc of the circle is 1 mile long, what is the radius of the circle? Use 1 mile = 5280 ft.

A.   1437 ft. C.   1347 ft.
B.   1734 ft. D.   1374 ft.


10 Swimming pool in the shape of two intersecting circles

A swimming pool is shaped from two intersecting circles 9 m in radius with their centers 9 m apart.

Part 1: What is the area common to the two circles?
A. 85.2 m2
B. 63.7 m2
C. 128.7 m2
D. 99.5 m2

Part 2: What is the total water surface area?
A. 409.4 m2
B. 524.3 m2
C. 387.3 m2
D. 427.5 m2

Part 3: What is the perimeter of the pool, in meters?
A. 63.5 m
B. 75.4 m
C. 82.4 m
D. 96.3 m

717 Symmetrical Arcs and a Line | Centroid of Composite Line

Problem 717
Locate the centroid of the bent wire shown in Fig. P-717. The wire is homogeneous and of uniform cross-section.

A line and two arcs in vertical symmety


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