The octagon ABCDEFGH is inscribed in a circle, with the vertices around the circumference in the given order. Given that the polygon ACEG is a square of area 5 and the polygon BDFH is a rectangle of area 4, find the maximum possible area of the octagon.
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The answer I got was what showed up on your line for angle 26.565...
I think you are saying that you can't include that one because then the ABCDEFGH ordering would be all messed up. But I don't think I agree. The 6.7082 are is what I got, and I kept the vertices of the octagon right, so I don't think I messed that up.
Could you explain what I am missing? Thanks!
Posted by nikki
on 2004-10-25 18:18:29