The above shows 2 congruent circles that are enclosed within a rectangle. Each circle passes through the center of the other circle. Each circle has an area of 10 units.
To the nearest whole number, what is the area of the rectangle?
The area of a circle = pi * r^2
So....to find the radius of each circle we have that
10 = pi * r^2
10 / pi = r^2
The width of the rectangle = 3r
And the height = 2r
So.....the area = 3r * 2r = 6r^2 = 6 (10 / pi) = 60 /pi ≈ 19.1 units^2 ≈ 19 units^2
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