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A circle has a total measure of 360º. To find the area of the shaded sector, you must find the fraction of the circle that is shaded.

If the smaller angle of the non-shaded area is 90º, the shaded portion's angle must be 270º.

This portion represents the fraction of the area that the shaded sector represents in the circle.

The area of a circle is π(r2).

Substituting in 9 ft for the radius, we get about 254.4 ft2 for the total area of the circle.

See part (a).

176.6 ft2