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Question from Sreeharsha, a student:

The diagram shows an isosceles triangle ABC in which BC = AC = 20 cm, and angle BAC = 0.7
radians. DC is an arc of a circle, centre A. Find, correct to 1 decimal place,
(i) the area of the shaded region, [4]
(ii) the perimeter of the shaded region. [4]

This is question 10 from May/June 2004 University Of Cambridge International Examinations. I reproduced the diagram, added one pont E at the midpoint of AB and drew a line from C to E.


Angle AEC is a right angle. Can you see why? Use trigonometry to find the lengths of AE and EC. This should be enough information to allow you to complete the problem.

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