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Octagon in a Circle (Posted on 2004-10-25) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Victor Zapana    
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re(2): solution | Comment 5 of 6 |
(In reply to re: solution by nikki)

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

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