1994 AHSME Problems/Problem 7
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Problem
Squares and are congruent, , and is the center of square . The area of the region in the plane covered by these squares is
Solution
The area of the entire region in the plane is the area of the figure. However, we cannot simply add the two areas of the squares. We find the area of and subtract this from , the total area of the two squares.
Since is the center of , is half of the diagonal of the square. The diagonal of is so . Since is a square, . So is an isosceles right triangle. Its area is . Therefore, the area of the region is
--Solution by TheMaskedMagician
Solution 2
`Note the overlap area is exactly the area of . So the total area is
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