Class 10 Maths

Area of Circle

NCERT Exercise

12.2 Part 2

Question 7: A chord of a circle of radius 12 cm subtends an angle of 120° at the centre. Find the area of the corresponding segment of the circle.

Triangle in a Circle

Answer: In ∆ OPR

`∠ROP = 60^o`

`∠OPR = 30^o`

OP = 12 cm


Or, `sqrt3/2=(RP)/(12)`

Or, `RP=6sqrt3`

So, `QP = 12sqrt3`

Area of ∆OQP



`=62.352 sq cm`

Area of minor sector



`=150.72 sq cm`

Area of minor segment `= 150.72 – 62.352= 88.368  sq  cm`

Question 8: A horse is tied to a peg at one corner of a square shaped grass field of side 15 m by means of a 5 m long rope. Find

(i) the area of that part of the field in which the horse can graze.

Answer: Area of quadrant = ¼ πr2

`= ¼ xx 25π = 19.625  sq  cm`

(ii) the increase in the grazing area if the rope were 10 m long instead of 5 m.

Answer: Area of quadrant `= ¼ πr^2`

`= ¼ xx 100π = 78.5  sq  cm`

As radius is doubled so area is quadrupled, so there is an increase of 300% in area

`78.625 – 19.625 = 58.875  sq  cm`

Question 9: A brooch is made with silver wire in the form of a circle with diameter 35 mm. The wire is also used in making 5 diameters which divide the circle into 10 equal sectors. Find:

(i) the total length of the silver wire required.

Answer: Circumference `= 2πr = 35π = 110  mm`

Wire required for 5 diameters `= 35 xx 5 = 175  mm`

Total length of wire `= 110 + 175 = 285  mm`

(ii) The area of each sector of the brooch

Answer: Since there are 10 equal sectors, so area of each sector will 1/10 the area of circle



`=96.25 sq mm`

Question 10: An umbrella has 8 ribs which are equally spaced. Assuming umbrella to be a flat circle of radius 45 cm, find the area between the two consecutive ribs of the umbrella.

Answer: Area of a sector between two consecutive ribs



`=794.8 sq cm`

Question 11: A car has two wipers which do not overlap. Each wiper has a blade of length 25 cm sweeping through an angle of 115°. Find the total area cleaned at each sweep of the blades.

Answer: Area swept by two wipers can be calculated using the area of sector formula as follows:



`=1254.9 sq cm`

Question 12: To warn ships for underwater rocks, a lighthouse spreads a red coloured light over a sector of angle 80° to a distance of 16.5 km. Find the area of the sea over which the ships are warned.

Answer: Required area can be calculated by using the area of sector formula:



`=189.97 sq km`

Question 13: A round table cover has six equal designs as shown in the figure. If the radius of the cover is 28 cm, find the cost of making the designs at the rate of Rs 0.35 per cm2.

Hexagon in a Circle

Answer: The area of the hexagon will be equal to six equilateral triangles with each side equal to the radius.

Area of hexagon



`=2036.832 sq cm`

Area of circle `= πr^2 = π xx 28^2 = 2461.76  sq  cm`

So, area of designed portion `= 2461.76 – 2036.832 = 424.928  sq  cm`

Cost of making design `= 425 xx 0.35 = Rs. 148.75`