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.
(In reply to re: solution
Gosh!!! I just didn't see that 6.708... was bigger than 6.081.... Strange, too, since I initially went in with the idea that 4 triangles would be better than 2 quadrilaterals. I must have been treating 6.081 as if it were 6.81 >;-).
Edited on October 25, 2004, 9:00 pm
Posted by Charlie
on 2004-10-25 20:53:17