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    Circular argument

    In the figure below, the rectangle at the corner measures 8 cm x 16 cm. What is the radius of the circle in cm?
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    Re: Circular argument

    I calculate <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>40 cm</font color=yellow></span hi> based on the depiction of the point in the drawing.

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    Re: Circular argument

    I'm not sure what you mean but I am sure your answer is correct.
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    Re: Circular argument

    Don't you know the answer?

    My comment was based on the fact that having a circle intersect a rectangle of the size you describe, yields 2 possible answers. The second answer does not fit the drawing. The drawing indicates the radius is is not <16. If the diagram had the rectangle staring where it does and intersecting on the other side (indicating that the radius <16) I would have a different answer.

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    Re: Circular argument

    Yes, I do know the answer. You misinterpreted my last post. I meant to say that, from your comment, I could not see how you arrived at the answer. What I am sure about is that your answer is correct. I was trying to be complimentary but my clumsy phrasing only caused confusion. Apologies.
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    Re: Circular argument

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A circle has the equation with center (0,0) has the eqn X

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    Re: Circular argument

    Yep! That's how I did it.
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