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== Solution ==
 
== Solution ==
Let the side length of the square be <math>s</math>, and let the radius of the circle be <math>r</math>. Thus we have <math>s^2=r^2\pi</math>. Dividing each side by <math>r^2</math>, we get <math>\frac{s^2}{r^2}=\pi</math>. Since <math>\left(\frac{s}{r}\right)^2=\frac{s^2}{r^2}</math>, we have <math>\frac{s}{r}=\sqrt{\pi}\Rightarrow \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ \sqrt{\pi}}</math>- Timmy Deng ~ North Carolina
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Let the side length of the square be <math>s</math>, and let the radius of the circle be <math>r</math>. Thus we have <math>s^2=r^2\pi</math>. Dividing each side by <math>r^2</math>, we get <math>\frac{s^2}{r^2}=\pi</math>. Since <math>\left(\frac{s}{r}\right)^2=\frac{s^2}{r^2}</math>, we have <math>\frac{s}{r}=\sqrt{\pi}\Rightarrow \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ \sqrt{\pi}}</math>
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:48, 25 December 2018

Problem 16

A square and a circle have the same area. What is the ratio of the side length of the square to the radius of the circle? $\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{\sqrt{\pi}}{2}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \sqrt{\pi}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \pi\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 2\pi\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \pi^{2}$

Solution

Let the side length of the square be $s$, and let the radius of the circle be $r$. Thus we have $s^2=r^2\pi$. Dividing each side by $r^2$, we get $\frac{s^2}{r^2}=\pi$. Since $\left(\frac{s}{r}\right)^2=\frac{s^2}{r^2}$, we have $\frac{s}{r}=\sqrt{\pi}\Rightarrow \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ \sqrt{\pi}}$

See Also

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Problem 15
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Problem 17
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