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To get the area of the minor segment AB , you'll first calculate the area of the sector AOB using the formula that i had provided earlier . Now subtract the area of the triangle from the area of the sector to get the area of the segment .

If you want to get the area of the major segment , then you'll have to subtract that area from the area of the circle .

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TopNewestYeah , exactly ! I don't understand why there are people out there who can't understand this simple fact .

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hi there. are you good at solid mensuration?

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You mean something on the lines of 3D geometry ?

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smart-_-There are many smarter people out here on B'ant . The list is endless !

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$\ddot\smile$

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Did you mean the following formula ?

$\text{Area of sector} = \dfrac{\theta}{2\pi} \pi r^{2}$

And likewise the formula for segment can be got by subtracting it from the triangle formed by the chord with the radii .

I am confused by your comment since a segment is a segment in both 2D as well as 3D .

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To get the area of the minor segment AB , you'll first calculate the area of the sector AOB using the formula that i had provided earlier . Now subtract the area of the triangle from the area of the sector to get the area of the segment .

If you want to get the area of the major segment , then you'll have to subtract that area from the area of the circle .

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