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    Help with square inscribed in circle

    I am not sure how to figure this problem out and I have looked all through my math book and cannot find it!

    Q: In the figure shown, square wxyz is inscribed in circle O. Also, OM XY and OM=2. Find the area of the shaded region.


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    shaded area = circle area - square area

    hint ... a square is also rhombus. does your text have an area formula for a rhombus based on the length of its diagonals?
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    Use pythagore's theorem to find the radius of the circle (half the diagonal).
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