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

    The usage of the Pythagorean theorem will help you to solve this issue. And if you need more explanations you may ask for help at https://studydaddy.com/ service. It is good for students who want to get answers at challenging questions.
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    Re: what's the point of intersection between this circle and rectangle

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