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Circumference of a circle

    Q.31: What is the circumference of the below circle given that AB is the diameter and XY is perpendicular to AB?

    1. 8π cm
    2. π cm
    3. 34π/3 cm
    4. π /3 cm

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (C). 34π/3 cm

Detailed Solution



Join AY and let AX = a
Diameter = a + 3
Since AB is the diameter, ∠AYB = 90
Since XY is perpendicular to AB, ∠BXY = 90
BY = =

Consider triangles ABY and BXY
∠ABY is same as ∠XBY and both the triangles are right angled
Therefore they are similar triangles and sides are proportional!
AB/BY = BY/BX = AY/XY
(a+3)/ = /3
3a + 9 = 34
or a = 25/3
Diameter = 25/3 + 3 = 34/3
Circumference = π*d = 34π/3 cm



Correct Answer: (C). 34π/3 cm



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