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    If the area of a disc inscribed in a square is 36pi^2, what is the area of the square?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceasar_19134 View Post
    If the area of a disc inscribed in a square is 36pi^2, what is the area of the square?
    If the disc is inscribed in the square, then we know that one side of the square is twice the radius of the circle. The area of the square is 36 \pi ^2 (typo?) so the radius must be 6 \sqrt{ \pi }, thus the side of the square is 12 \sqrt{ \pi } and thus the area of the square is \left ( 12 \sqrt{ \pi } \right ) ^2 = 144 \pi.

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    The area of the disc is 36pi^2, not the square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceasar_19134 View Post
    If the area of a disc inscribed in a square is 36pi^2, what is the area of the square?
    If the pi^2 is a typo it is already answered here
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