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− | Let <math>O</math> be the center of the square and <math>C</math> be the intersection of <math>OB</math> and <math>AD</math>. The desired area consists of the unit square, plus <math>4</math> regions congruent to the region bounded by arc <math>AB</math>, <math>\overline{AC}</math>, and <math>\overline{BC}</math>, plus <math>4</math> triangular regions congruent to right triangle <math>BCD</math>. The area of the region bounded by arc <math>AB</math>, <math>\overline{AC}</math>, and <math>\overline{BC}</math> is <math>\frac{\text{Area of Circle}-\text{Area of Square}}{8}</math>. Since the circle has radius <math>\dfrac{1}{\sqrt {2}}</math>, the area of the region is <math>\dfrac{\dfrac{\pi}{2}-1}{8}</math>, so 4 times the area of that region is <math>\dfrac{\pi}{4}-\dfrac{1}{2}</math>. Now we find the area of <math>\triangle BCD</math>. <math>BC=BO-OC=\dfrac{\sqrt {2}}{2}-\dfrac{ | + | Let <math>O</math> be the center of the square and <math>C</math> be the intersection of <math>OB</math> and <math>AD</math>. The desired area consists of the unit square, plus <math>4</math> regions congruent to the region bounded by arc <math>AB</math>, <math>\overline{AC}</math>, and <math>\overline{BC}</math>, plus <math>4</math> triangular regions congruent to right triangle <math>BCD</math>. The area of the region bounded by arc <math>AB</math>, <math>\overline{AC}</math>, and <math>\overline{BC}</math> is <math>\frac{\text{Area of Circle}-\text{Area of Square}}{8}</math>. Since the circle has radius <math>\dfrac{1}{\sqrt {2}}</math>, the area of the region is <math>\dfrac{\dfrac{\pi}{2}-1}{8}</math>, so 4 times the area of that region is <math>\dfrac{\pi}{4}-\dfrac{1}{2}</math>. Now we find the area of <math>\triangle BCD</math>. <math>BC=BO-OC=\dfrac{\sqrt {2}}{2}-\dfrac{1}{2}</math>. Since <math>\triangle BCD</math> is a <math>45-45-90</math> right triangle, the area of <math>\triangle BCD</math> is <math>\dfrac{BC^2}{2}=\dfrac {\left (\dfrac {\sqrt {2}}{2}-\dfrac{1}{2} \right)^2}{2}</math>, so <math>4</math> times the area of <math>\triangle BCD</math> is <math>\dfrac{3}{2}-\sqrt {2}</math>. Finally, the area of the whole region is <math>1+ \left(\dfrac {3}{2}-\sqrt {2} \right) + \left(\dfrac{\pi}{4}-\dfrac{1}{2} \right)=\dfrac{\pi}{4}+2-\sqrt {2}</math>, which we can rewrite as <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C) } 2 - \sqrt{2} + \frac{\pi}{4}}</math>. |
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Problem
A unit square is rotated about its center. What is the area of the region swept out by the interior of the square?
Solution 1
First, we need to see what this looks like. Below is a diagram.
For this square with side length 1, the distance from center to vertex is , hence the area is composed of a semicircle of radius , plus times a parallelogram (or a kite with diagonals of and ) with height and base . That is to say, the total area is .
(To turn each dart-shaped piece into a parallelogram, cut along the dashed line and flip over one half.) Alternatively, you can move the dart-shaped piece to the other side and make a kite.
Solution 2
Let be the center of the square and be the intersection of and . The desired area consists of the unit square, plus regions congruent to the region bounded by arc , , and , plus triangular regions congruent to right triangle . The area of the region bounded by arc , , and is . Since the circle has radius , the area of the region is , so 4 times the area of that region is . Now we find the area of . . Since is a right triangle, the area of is , so times the area of is . Finally, the area of the whole region is , which we can rewrite as .
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