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A semicircle with radius 2 and two semicircles with diameter 2 are drawn as shown.  The red circle is tangent to all three semicircles.  Find r.

 

 

 Dec 9, 2020
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A semicircle with radius 2 and two semicircles with diameter 2 are drawn as shown.  The red circle is tangent to all three semicircles.  Find r.


r = 0.666666667     or     2/3

 Dec 9, 2020
edited by Guest  Dec 9, 2020
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Let  the  distance  between the center of   one of the smaller semicircles and the  red  circle  =  1 + r

Let  radius of  one of the semicircles   = 1

Let  the  distance  form the  center of the small red circle to the diameter of the  large semicircle  = 2 - r

 

These form a right triangle such that

 

1^2 + (2-r)^2  = (1 + r)^2   simplify

 

1  +  4  - 4r  + r^2  =  1  + 2r  + r^2

 

4  = 6r

 

r = 4/6  = 2/3

 

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 Dec 9, 2020

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