1994 AJHSME Problems/Problem 19
Problem
Around the outside of a by square, construct four semicircles (as shown in the figure) with the four sides of the square as their diameters. Another square, , has its sides parallel to the corresponding sides of the original square, and each side of is tangent to one of the semicircles. The area of the square is
Solution
The radius of each semicircle is , half the sidelength of the square. The line straight down the middle of square is the sum of two radii and the length of the smaller square, which is equivalent to its side length. The area of is .
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