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 2 years ago
Two squares are inscribed in a semicircle, as shown. The area of the
smaller square is 16. What is the area of the larger square?
 2 years ago
Two squares are inscribed in a semicircle, as shown. The area of the smaller square is 16. What is the area of the larger square?

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JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wow, that's not too easy, is it?

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that geometry could give you a radius of the larger square, if you knew anything at all about the dimensions or area

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry, not "radius of square" (it's late) diagonal of square = radius of circle

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I stand ready to be wow'd... please continue...

hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i mean thats the info needed to be given, then u can find the area

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, I'm with you on that...

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I thought you were about to pull some geometry magic...

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0expectations run high, ya know...

akash_809
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4dw:1349248195417:dw i hope the following figure solves it , let y be the length of side of big square, then \[ r=\sqrt{y^2+(y^2/4)}\] and also from the other traingle \[r=\sqrt { 16+(4+y/2)^2 }\] equate both the equations and solve for y ,and ares of bigger square is y^2

akash_809
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4@rafeds08 solve the above equations to get the answer

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I haven't solved, but that appears logical... well done :)

akash_809
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4thanks @JakeV8 , i haven't solved it either but i think solving these equations will give the answer

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I agree... good eye to see another way to define "r". Nitpick... looks like you drew a right angle symbol on the inside of the larger triangle with sides r, y, and y/2, situated along the other radius line drawn toward the smaller circle. This appears misplaced, or the symbol is something else, or I don't get it (option c is always a good guess)... Can you explain?

akash_809
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4dw:1349249269180:dw which symbol can u point it out....

akash_809
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4@JakeV8 i just used the orignal diagram, but icant seem to find the symbol u r talking abt, to me it clearly looks that both the triangles are right angled.

JakeV8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0never mind :) I just realized it's the label "r" on the second radius... my oops!

akash_809
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4@rafeds08 did u get the answer on solving the above equations

rafeds08
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thus radius of big circle is 8
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