# Problem #2080

 2080 Circles of radius $2$ and $3$ are externally tangent and are circumscribed by a third circle, as shown in the figure. Find the area of the shaded region. $[asy] unitsize(5mm); defaultpen(linewidth(.8pt)+fontsize(10pt)); dotfactor=4; real r1=3; real r2=2; real r3=5; pair A=(-2,0), B=(3,0), C=(0,0); pair X=(1,0), Y=(5,0); path circleA=Circle(A,r1); path circleB=Circle(B,r2); path circleC=Circle(C,r3); fill(circleC,gray); fill(circleA,white); fill(circleB,white); draw(circleA); draw(circleB); draw(circleC); draw(A--X); draw(B--Y); pair[] ps={A,B}; dot(ps); label("3",midpoint(A--X),N); label("2",midpoint(B--Y),N); [/asy]$ $\mathrm{(A) \ } 3\pi\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 4\pi\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 6\pi\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 9\pi\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 12\pi$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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