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Find the Area of Shaded Circular Rings

In this worksheet, students will calculate the area of shaded circular rings.

'Find the Area of Shaded Circular Rings' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Problems Involving Perimeters and Areas of 2D Shapes

Popular topics:   Area worksheets, Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

The formula for the area, A, of a circle in terms of its radius, r, is given by:


A = πr2


In this activity, we will use the pie symbol on our calculators in our calculations.  If you do not have a scientific calculator, you can always use one online.


To work out the shaded area shown below, we must work out the area of the outer circle and subtract the area of the inner circle.



Calculate the shaded area in cm2 between the two circles shown below.

Give your answer to 3 significant figures.


area of a shaded circular ring



Area of outer circle = π x 92 = 81π 

Area of inner circle = π x 82 = 64π 

Shaded area = 81π - 64π = 17π = 53.38 cm2 

= 53.4 cm ² (3 s.f.)


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