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1. Three squares are drawn inside a circle as shown. The area of the circle is 60pi square inches. How many square inches are in the area of one square?

2. Two circles inside a square are externally tangent to each other and are tangent to certain sides of the square as shown. The perimeter of the square is $$2 \sqrt{2}$$ . What is the sum of the circumferences of the two circles?

Feb 19, 2021

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Here is  A  way to solve first one....may not be THE BEST way....

draw a line from origin to corne of square that touches circle     this line forms a   arc tan (1/3) = 18.435  degree angle

sqrt 60 cos 18.435   = length of 3 boxes = 7.34      so each square is side length   7.34/3

then total area of  1 square   =     (7.34/3  *  7.34/3) =  6 in2

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edited by ElectricPavlov  Feb 19, 2021
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Wow! Thank you for answering very fast.

Penguin  Feb 19, 2021
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ElectricPavlov nice solution!

Solution for 2:

Since the perimeter of the square is $$2\sqrt{2}$$, the side length of one side of the square is $$\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}$$. The diagonal of that square is then equal to $$\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2} \cdot \sqrt{2} = 1$$

Let x be the radius of one circle, and let y be the radius of the other circle.

Notice that the diagonal is equal to $$x\sqrt{2} + x + y\sqrt{2} + y$$. Therefore,

$$x\sqrt{2} + x + y\sqrt{2} + y = 1\\ x(\sqrt{2}+1)+ y(\sqrt{2}+1)=1\\ x+y=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}+1} = \sqrt{2}-1$$

Since the sum of the circumference of the circle is 2 times the radius times pi, just multiply 2pi to get the final answer:

$$\boxed{2\sqrt{2}\pi-2\pi}$$

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Thank you for your efforts and response, but the answer is wrong

Penguin  Feb 19, 2021
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I'm really sorry that I got it wrong. Could you tell me the answer so I can see where I made a mistake?

Edit: It seems like you mistyped the problem according to this:

https://web2.0calc.com/questions/help_12091

The solution would have been:

$$x(\sqrt{2}+1)+y(\sqrt{2}+1)=\frac{1}{2}(\sqrt{2}+1)\\ x+y=\frac{1}{2}$$

Since the sum of the circumference of the circle is 2 times the radius times pi, just multiply 2pi to get the final answer:

$$\frac{1}{2} \cdot 2 \cdot \pi = \boxed{\pi}$$

textot  Feb 19, 2021
edited by textot  Feb 20, 2021
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Oh my bad. I'm really sorry for making you think you were wrong.

Penguin  Feb 20, 2021