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When a pebble is dropped into a pool of water, circular ripples are formed. 2 consecutive ripples have a radius of 7 cm & 14 cm respectively. What is the percentage increase in the area of the ripples?

Answer

%increase

= increase / original    X 100%

=  (pi . R . R – pi . r . r) / (pi . r . r)   X 100%

= (14 x 14 – 7 x 7)/(7 x 7)     X 100%     ( cancel out pi)

= (7 x 7) (2 x 2 -1 x 1)/(7 x 7)    X 100%  (if in paper 1 without calculator)

= 300%#


Alternatively, if kids know higher level concepts (not necessary at P6)

Ratio of sides = 2:1

Ratio of areas = 2^2: 1^2 = 4:1 

Area increase is 3 parts, from 1 part to 4 parts

% increase = 300%#

 

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Thanks and appreciate SAHmom.

Bec I wondering which pi value to use. After seeing ur wking, realise that pi automatically being cancel off.

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