Problem of the Week: Areas Bounded by Curves

A portion of the area within a circle is called a sector. Which of the following statements best defines the meaning of the word?

(A) the area bounded by the long chord and the arc of a curve

(B) the area bounded by the semitangents and the arc of a curve

(C) the area bounded by two radii and the arc of a curve

(D) the area bounded by two radii and the semitangents of a curve

The answer is (C).

This is problem 49 (1-9) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.