Hi guys, I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question but here goes..

A washer is made from a circular disc of radius 5.5cm by removing a rectangular area of 18cm^{2}_{. }If a line is drawn from the centre of the washer through a corner of the rectangular area to the outer radius of the washer, then the distance from the edge to the outer radius of the washer is 0.65cm.

Determine the dimensions of the rectangular area removed.

If someone could please help me with this?

I need to know the answer but more importantly I want to know how/why the method used works.

Thanks :)