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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ268**

Fatimah’s mother decides to change the pattern design of the carpet by including the two patterns as shown in below figure. The designs are each formed by overlapping 7 circular rings of radius 10m each. The ring in the middle in both figures passes through the centres of the 6 outer rings.

Use the calculator value of π to find the total area of the coloured regions in both design patterns, correct to 2 decimal places.

Solution:

For the design on the left,

The green eye shape portion can be shifted to as the blue shapes shown

The area of the coloured region of 1 circle is 1/3 of the area of the circle with the radius of 10m = 1/3 × π × 10 × 10 = 100/3 π

The area of the coloured region of the design on the left = 6 × 100/3 π = 200π

For the design on the right,

The size of blue regions is equal to one of the grey eye region.

The area of the coloured region of 1 circle is 2/3 of the area of the circle with the radius of 10m = 2/3 × π × 10 × 10 = 200/3 π

The area of the coloured region of the design on the right = 3 × 200/3 π = 200π

The total area of the coloured regions in both the design = 200π + 200π = 400π = 1256.64m^{2}

I think that the area of the shaded part of the circles on the right should be 2/3rd of the circle x 3 and not 6. Can someone check .

Hi Syed,

You are spot on! I am out of my mind when I solved the question. It should be 3 2/3rd of the circles instead of 6. The coloured area of the figure at the right is 200π and the final answer is 400π or 1256.64 cm2. I updated the solution and thanks.

Regards,

KCBoh