Me Want a Heart Limb!

Geometry Level 2

Mai Valentine planned to prepare a cake for Valentine's Day. While sketching out shapes and polygons, she thought about creating a heart shape, which resembles a combination of 3 semicircles of radii \(r_1\), \(r_2\) and \(r_1 + r_2\), where \(r_1 \leq r_2\). Joey Wheeler wants to take a limb as indicated by the dashed line. He claims that

After removing a limb, the new shape's area is half the original area of the heart.

What is the ratio of \(r_2\) to \(r_1\) that satisfies the given statement?


This is the end of the first chapter of the story. Check the following chapter directory if you are interested:

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