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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ506**

The figure below, not drawn to scale, is made up of 4 identical circles and an equilateral triangle touching the points A, B and C on the circles. If the area of the triangle is 81 cm^{2} and the diameter of the circle is 16 cm, find the area of the blue region. (π = 3.14) Express your answer correct to 2 decimal places.

Solution:

The radius of the circle = 16 ÷ 2 = 8 cm

1/6 of the area of one circle = 1/6 × π × 8 × 8 = 32π/3 cm^{2}

The area of the yellow triangle is 1/3 of triangle ABC

1/3 of the area of the triangle ABC = 81 ÷ 3 = 27 cm^{2}

1/2 of the area of the blue region = (32π/3 – 27) = 6.49 cm^{2}

The area of the blue region = 2 × 6.49 = 12.99 cm^{2}

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