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Problems adapted from questions set for previous Mathematics exams.


GCSE Higher

The diagram shows a right-angled triangle and a semicircle. The straight side of the semicircle is the same length as the longest side of the triangle.


Work out the area of the semicircle.

Give your answer correct to 3 significant figures.

You must show all your working.


GCSE Higher

The diagram shows a sector of a circle, centre O, with one angle shown as being 110°. If the radius of the circle is 8cm calculate:

(a) The area of the shaded area.

(b) The perimeter of the shaded area.


GCSE Higher

A yellow equilateral triangle has been painted on a purple sector. The side OC is 20cm and OA is 12cm. Calculate the area of the purple region ABCD as a percentage of the area of the whole sector OCD.


The diagram is not drawn to scale.


GCSE Higher

The diagram shows a sector of a circle with sector angle 160° and radius 18 cm.


A chord divides the area of the sector into a yellow triangle and a blue segment. Calculate the area of the blue segment.


IGCSE Extended
Circle in Square Diagram

A circle is drawn inside a square so that it touches all four sides of the square.

(a) If the sides of the square are each \(k\) mm in length and the area of the red shaded region is \(A\) mm2 show that:

$$4A=4k^2-\pi k^2$$

(b) Make \(k\) the subject of the formula \(4A=4k^2-\pi k^2\)


GCSE Higher

OAB is a sector of a circle with centre O and radius 10 cm.


The length of the arc from A to B is 15cm.

Calculate the are of the sector. Give your answer correct to 3 significant figures.


GCSE Higher




This draft emoji design (not drawn to scale) includes a circle and a kite.


AB and AC are both tangents to the circle centre O.

The radius of the circle is 7cm. The dashed line AO is 12cm.


Calculate the length of the arc BDC.





GCSE Higher

Three crayons are held together with an elastic band. The diagram below shows the end of the crayons and the elastic band.


Each of the crayons has diameter of 10 mm. Find the length of the elastic band in this position


IB Standard

The following diagram shows a circle with centre O and radius 9 cm.

The points A, B and C lie on the circumference of the circle, and AÔC = 1.2 radians.

(a) Find the length of the arc ABC.

(b) Find the perimeter of the minor sector OAC.

(c) Find the area of the minor sector OAC.


GCSE Higher

Two identical small yellow circles are drawn inside one large circle, as shown in the diagram. The centres of the small circles lie on the diameter of the large circle. The part of the large circle that is outside both small circles is painted red.

Velocity Time Graph

Find the fraction of the large circle that is painted red.

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