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In a circle of radius 6 centimeters, find the area of the segment bound by an arc of measure 120 degrees and the chord joining the endpoints of the arc. Round your answer to nearest tenth.

A. 36.1 cm squared

B. 6.8 cm squared

C. 5.7 cm squared

D. none of these

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This shows how to find the area of a specified portion of a circle.

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What we know is that: AO=OB=6 CM and <(AOB)=120 (the arc has the same measure as the angle at center)

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