2007 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 15
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
The diagonal has length . Therefore the sides have length , and the area is
Alternate Solution
Extend two radii from the larger circle to the centers of the two smaller circles above. This forms a right triangle of sides . The length of the hypotenuse of the right triangle plus twice the radius of the smaller circle is equal to the side of the square. It follows, then
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