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Four circles of radius <math>1</math> are each tangent to two sides of a square and externally tangent to a circle of radius <math>2</math>, as shown. What is the area of the square? | Four circles of radius <math>1</math> are each tangent to two sides of a square and externally tangent to a circle of radius <math>2</math>, as shown. What is the area of the square? | ||
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<math>\text{(A)}\ 32 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 22 + 12\sqrt {2}\qquad \text{(C)}\ 16 + 16\sqrt {3}\qquad \text{(D)}\ 48 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 36 + 16\sqrt {2}</math> | <math>\text{(A)}\ 32 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 22 + 12\sqrt {2}\qquad \text{(C)}\ 16 + 16\sqrt {3}\qquad \text{(D)}\ 48 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 36 + 16\sqrt {2}</math> | ||
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
− | <math> | + | The diagonal has length <math>\sqrt{2}+1+2+2+1+\sqrt{2}=6+2\sqrt{2}</math>. Therefore the sides have length <math>2+3\sqrt{2}</math>, and the area is |
− | {{ | + | <cmath>A=(2+3\sqrt{2})^2=4+6\sqrt{2}+6\sqrt{2}+18=22+12\sqrt{2} \Rightarrow \text{(C)}</cmath> |
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
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Problem
Four circles of radius are each tangent to two sides of a square and externally tangent to a circle of radius , as shown. What is the area of the square?
Solution
The diagonal has length . Therefore the sides have length , and the area is
See Also
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