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    what's the point of intersection between this circle and rectangle

    Hi guys

    I'm trying to find the point of intersection between circle and one of the sides of a rectangle in order to find the value of y.
    can someone pes tell me what the simplest solution is to this problem is given the available information?
    (see picture)

    thanks

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    Re: what's the point of intersection between this circle and rectangle

    Use the Pythagorean theorem. Your "dash-dotted" line is both a radius of the circle, so has length 10, and the hypotenuse of a right triangle with one leg of length 5. Taking "y" to be the height of the other leg, $y^2+ 5^2= 10^2$.
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    Re: what's the point of intersection between this circle and rectangle

    thanks HallsofIvy
    i don't know how i didn't see that myself :s
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