Thanks!

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- Feb 2nd 2013, 01:12 PMJammixCircumscribe a square about a semicircle!
Thanks!

- Feb 2nd 2013, 04:01 PMSorobanRe: Circumscribe a square about a semicircle!
Hello, Jammix!

Is there any more information?

I suspect that I know the solution . . . but it's only a guess.

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Circumscribe a square about a semicircle.

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The circle has center and radius

is an isosceles right triangle.

Hypotenuse

Let , the side of the square.

Then: .

Therefore: .

- Feb 2nd 2013, 09:20 PMJammixRe: Circumscribe a square about a semicircle!
Can you give me the steps in which you constructed that? Thanks! :)

- Feb 3rd 2013, 08:34 AMSorobanRe: Circumscribe a square about a semicircle!

Correction: . is an isosceles right triangle.

(I was not allowed to edit my post. Why?)