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Orange and green semicircles with equally long but perpendicular diameters (both length 2) are partially covered by a blue canopy at angle α. What is the orange area, which is not covered by either of the other regions, in terms of α?

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The orange area is 1-sin(2α).

Solution by Stéphane Bernard.

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