What if you wanted to find the area of a pizza, this time taking into consideration the area of the crust? Remember, crust typically takes up some area on a pizza. Leave your answers in terms of

a) Find the area of the crust of a deep-dish 16 in pizza. A typical deep-dish pizza has 1 in of crust around the toppings.

b) A thin crust pizza has

c) Which piece of pizza has more crust? A twelfth of the deep dish pizza or a fourth of the thin crust pizza?

### Area of Sectors and Segments

A **sector of a circle** is the area bounded by two radii and the arc between the endpoints of the radii.

The area of a sector is a fractional part of the area of the circle, just like arc length is a fractional portion of the circumference. The **Area of a sector** is

The last part of a circle that we can find the area of is called a segment, not to be confused with a line segment. A **segment of a circle** is the area of a circle that is bounded by a chord and the arc with the same endpoints as the chord. The **area** of a segment is

#### Finding the Area in Terms of Pi

Find the area of the blue sector. Leave your answer in terms of

In the picture, the central angle that corresponds with the sector is

#### Calculating the Area

Find the area of the blue segment below.

As you can see from the picture, the area of the segment is the area of the sector minus the area of the isosceles triangle made by the radii. If we split the isosceles triangle in half, we see that each half is a 30-60-90 triangle, where the radius is the hypotenuse. Therefore, the height of

The area of the segment is

#### Finding the Radius

The area of a sector of circle is

First substitute what you know to both the sector formula and the arc length formula. In both equations we will call the central angle, “

Now, we can use substitution to solve for either the central angle or the radius. Because the problem is asking for the radius we should solve the second equation for the central angle and substitute that into the first equation for the central angle. Then, we can solve for the radius. Solving the second equation for

#### Pizza Problem Revisited

The area of the crust for a deep-dish pizza is

### Examples

#### Example 1

The area of a sector is

Plug in what you know to the sector area formula and solve for

#### Example 2

Find the area of the shaded region. The quadrilateral is a square.

The radius of the circle is 16, which is also half of the diagonal of the square. So, the diagonal is 32 and the sides would be

The area of the shaded region is

#### Example 3

Find the area of the blue sector of

The right angle tells us that this sector represents

### Review

Find the area of the blue sector or segment in

Find the radius of the circle. Leave your answer in simplest radical form.

Find the central angle of each blue sector. Round any decimal answers to the nearest tenth.

- The area of a sector of a circle is
54π and its arc length is6π . Find the radius of the circle. - Find the central angle of the sector from #13.
- The area of a sector of a circle is
2304π and its arc length is32π . Find the central angle of the sector.

### Review (Answers)

To view the Review answers, open this PDF file and look for section 10.11.