A personal pan 8 inch pizza is cut into 5 equal slices. What is the area of 1 slice of pizza to the nearest square in? Use 3.14 for pie
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A personal pan 8 inch pizza is cut into 5 equal slices. What is the area of 1 slice of pizza to the nearest square in? Use 3.14 for pie
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1. User Answers Noah11012
To solve this problem, we begin by getting the whole area of the pizza. Because pizzas are depicted to be round, we will be getting the area of a circle.
The formula for getting the area of a circle: A = Pi * r^2
Pans are measured by their diameter, but we need the radius. The radius is simply half of the diameter.
8 / 2 = 4.
Now we have our radius.
Plug in our values.
A = 3.14 * 4^2
Take care of 4^2
A = 3.14 * 4^2 = 3.14 * 4 * 4 = 3.14 * 16
Now just multiply 3.14 and 16 together.
3.14 * 16 = 50.24
Ok, now we need to get the area for an individual slice of pizza. The pizza is cut up into 5 slices.
So, each slice would be 1/5 of the total area.
50.24 * 1/5
To make our lives easier, convert 1/5 into a decimal. Just divide the top by the bottom.
1 / 5 = 0.2
50.24 * 0.2 = 10.048
Now we need to round this to nearest inch.
10.048 ≈ 10
So, each slice of pizza has an area of 10 square inches.