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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> | ||
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Draw a square connecting the centers of the four small circles of radius <math>1</math>. This square has a diagonal of length <math>6</math>, as it includes the diameter of the big circle of radius <math>2</math> and two radii of the small circles of radius <math>1</math>. Therefore, the side length of this square is <cmath>\frac{6}{\sqrt{2}} = 3\sqrt{2}.</cmath> The radius of the large square has a side length <math>2</math> units larger than the one found by connecting the midpoints, so its side length is <cmath>2 + 3\sqrt{2}.</cmath> The area of this square is <math>(2+3\sqrt{2})^2 = 22 + 12\sqrt{2}</math> <math>(B).</math> | Draw a square connecting the centers of the four small circles of radius <math>1</math>. This square has a diagonal of length <math>6</math>, as it includes the diameter of the big circle of radius <math>2</math> and two radii of the small circles of radius <math>1</math>. Therefore, the side length of this square is <cmath>\frac{6}{\sqrt{2}} = 3\sqrt{2}.</cmath> The radius of the large square has a side length <math>2</math> units larger than the one found by connecting the midpoints, so its side length is <cmath>2 + 3\sqrt{2}.</cmath> The area of this square is <math>(2+3\sqrt{2})^2 = 22 + 12\sqrt{2}</math> <math>(B).</math> | ||
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+ | We draw the long diagonal of the square. This diagonal yields <math>2\sqrt{2}+1+1+2+2=2\sqrt{2}+6</math>. We know that the side length <math>s</math> in terms of the diagonal <math>d</math> is <math>s=\frac{d}{\sqrt{2}}</math>, so our side length is <math>\frac{2\sqrt{2}+6}{\sqrt{2}}</math>. However, we are trying to look for the area, so squaring <math>\frac{2\sqrt{2}+6}{\sqrt{2}}</math> yields <math>\frac{44+24\sqrt{2}}{2}=\boxed{\text{(B)}22+12\sqrt{2}}</math> | ||
==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 1
Draw a square connecting the centers of the four small circles of radius . This square has a diagonal of length , as it includes the diameter of the big circle of radius and two radii of the small circles of radius . Therefore, the side length of this square is The radius of the large square has a side length units larger than the one found by connecting the midpoints, so its side length is The area of this square is
Solution 2
We draw the long diagonal of the square. This diagonal yields . We know that the side length in terms of the diagonal is , so our side length is . However, we are trying to look for the area, so squaring yields
See Also
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