# GATE Mechanical 2021 Set 2 | GA Question: 8

1 vote The ratio of the area of the inscribed circle to the area of the circumscribed circle of an equilateral triangle is ___________

1. $\frac{1}{8}$
1. $\frac{1}{6}$
1. $\frac{1}{4}$
1. $\frac{1}{2}$

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## 1 Answer

0 votes Given that, the  $\triangle ABC$ is an equilateral triangle.

Let the radius of the inscribed circle be $r\;\text{cm},$ and radius of the circumscribed circle be $R\;\text{cm}.$

In $\triangle OBD,\angle OBD = 30^{\circ},\angle ODB = 90^{\circ}$

$\implies \sin 30^{\circ} = \dfrac{r}{R}$

$\implies\dfrac{1}{2}= \dfrac{r}{R}$

$\implies R = 2R$

Let the area of the inscribed circle be $A_{I}\;\text{cm}^{2}$ and the area of the circumscribed circle  be $A_{C}\;\text{cm}^{2}.$

$\implies \dfrac{A_{I}}{A_{C}} = \dfrac{\pi r^{2}}{\pi R^{2}} = \dfrac{r^{2}}{(2r)^{2}} = \dfrac{1}{4}.$

So, the correct answer is $(C).$

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