Ex.12.2 Q4 Areas Related to Circles Solution - NCERT Maths Class 10


A chord of a circle of radius \(10\, \rm{cm}\) subtends a right angle at the centre. Find the area of the corresponding

(i) minor segment

(ii) major sector. (Use \(\pi = 3.14\))

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Areas Related To Circles
Ex 12.2 | Question 4

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What is known?

Radius of the circle and angle subtended by the chord at the center.

What is unknown?

(i) Area of minor segment

(ii) Area of major segment


In a circle with radius r and angle at the centre with degree measure \(\theta\);

(i) Area of the sector\(\begin{align}= \frac{{\rm{\theta }}}{{360}^{\rm{o}}} \times \pi {r^2}\end{align}\)

(ii) Area of the segment = Area of the sector- Area of the corresponding triangle.

Area of the triangle\(\begin{align}= \frac{1}{2} \times \rm base \times height\end{align}\)

Draw a figure to visualize the area to be found out.

Here,\(\begin{align}{\rm{Radius, }}r = 10\rm \,cm{\rm{\theta }} = {90^{\rm{o}}}\end{align}\)

Visually it's clear from the figure that;

Let \({AB}\) is the chord subtends a right angle at the centre.

(i) Area of minor segment \({APB} =\) \(\text{Area of sector}\) \({OAPB}\, -\, \)\(\text{Area of right}\)\(\Delta {AOB}\)

(ii) Area of major segment \(\begin{align}AQB{\rm{ }} = \pi {r^2} - \text{Area of minor segment APB}\end{align}\)

Area of the right triangle

\[\begin{align}\Delta AOB = \frac{1}{2} \times OA \times OB\end{align}\]

\[\begin{align}&= {\frac{\theta }{{{{360}^\circ }}} \times \pi {r^2}}\\&= {\frac{{{{90}^\circ }}}{{{{360}^\circ }}} \times \pi {r^2}}\\&= {\frac{{\pi {r^2}}}{4}}\end{align}\]

\[\begin{align} &= \frac{1}{2} \times {\text{ base }} \times \,\text{height}\\ &= \frac{1}{2} \times {OA} \times {OB}\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\left( {\because {{OA}} \bot {{OB}}} \right)\\& = \frac{1}{2} \times {\text{radius}} \times \rm{radius}\end{align}\]


(i) Area of the minor segment \({APB}\)\(=\)Area of sector \(\begin{align}\rm{OAPB} - \text{ Area of right }{\Delta AOB}\end{align}\)

\[\begin{align}  & =\left[ \begin{array}  & \frac{{{90}^{{}^\circ }}}{{{360}^{{}^\circ }}}\times \pi {{r}^{2}}- \\  \frac{1}{2}\times OA\times OB \\ \end{array} \right]\  \\  & (\because OA\bot OB) \\  & =\frac{\pi {{\text{r}}^{\text{2}}}}{4}-\frac{1}{2}\times r\times r \\  & ={{\text{r}}^{\text{2}}}\left( \frac{\pi }{\text{4}}\text{-}\frac{\text{1}}{\text{2}} \right) \\  & ={{r}^{2}}\left( \frac{3.14-2}{4} \right) \\  & =\left( \frac{{{r}^{2}}\times 1.14}{4} \right) \\  & =\frac{10\times 10\times 1.14}{4}\text{ c}{{\text{m}}^{2}} \\  & =28.5\text{c}{{\text{m}}^{2}} \\ \end{align}\]

ii) Area of major segment \({AQB} =\pi \rm{r^2}-\) Area of minor segment \({APB}\)

\[\begin{align} &= \pi \times 10 \times 10 - 28.5\\&= 3.14 \times 100 - 28.5\\&= 314 - 28.5\\&= 285.5{\text{ cm}^2}\end{align} \]


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