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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ181

Sarin liked his greeting card square in shape. The design is made up of a semi circle, a quadrant and a diagonal line. He coloured the card as the figure shown. The area of the square is 784 cm^{2}. Find the total area of the coloured parts. Express your answer correct to 2 decimal places.

*Solution:*

Add a red line as shown

The coloured parts can be filled as the arrows indicated

We have,

The coloured parts is ¾ of the square

The area of the square = 784 cm^{2}

The coloured area = ¾ × 784 = 588.00 cm^{2}

Alternative solution:

The area of the square = 784 cm^{2 } = 28 cm × 28 cm

The length of the square = 28 cm

Take π = 22/7

The area of shape a = (784 – ¼ × π × 28 × 28) ÷ 2 = 84 cm^{2}

The area of shape c = (½ × π × 14 × 14 – ½ × 14 × 28) ÷ 2 = 56 cm^{2}

The area of shape b = ½ × 14 × 28 – 84 – 56 = 56 cm^{2}

The area of the coloured parts = 784 – 84 – 56 – 56 = 588.00 cm^{2}

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