In a 8½x11 sheet of paper I drew two equal nonoverlapping circles  both completely inside the paper, of course.
What's the largest portion of the paper I could cover with the circles?
What would be the answer if I drew THREE equal circles?
(In reply to
re(2): Two circles casefurther explanation by bob909)
Hey bob,
It was simply an error in expansion.
Instead of
4r^2 = (8.5)^2  17r + 4r^2 + (11)^2  22r + 4r^2
You should have gotten
4r^2 = (8.5)^2  17r  17r + 4r^2 + (11)^2  22r  22r + 4r^2
I hope that makes sense and clears things up for you.
Nikki

Posted by nikki
on 20041022 11:43:11 