A rectangle contains two circles of radius 6 that are each tangent to the rectangle in exactly 3 points. If the distance between the centers of the circles is 10, what is the area of the rectangle?

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waffles Apr 28, 2017

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The first sentence indicate that the width of the rectangle = 2 x 6 = 12.

2nd sentence indicates that length = 10 + 6 + 6 = 22

Area = 22 x 12 = 264

MaxWong Apr 28, 2017

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HighSchoolCalculus Apr 28, 2017