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Framing (Posted on 2013-07-16) Difficulty: 2 of 5
The cyclic octagon ABCDEFGH has sides a, a, a, a, b, b, b, b respectively. Find the radius of the circle that circumscribes ABCDEFGH in terms of a and b.

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Well sides a and b between them subtend 90 degrees.  If you drop a perpendicular from the center to side a, then the radius (call it r) is the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose far side is a/2.  The angle that a subtends is therefore 2*arcsin(a/2r).  Therefore, 2*arcsin(a/2r) + 2*arcsin(b/2r) = 90 degrees.  That's as far as I got.
  Posted by Steve Herman on 2013-07-17 10:48:56
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