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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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Solution Comment 3 of 3 |

Let O be the circumcenter. As noted by
Steve and Broll - DOF = DOE + EOF = 90.

DEF = DEO + OEF
      = (90 - DOE/2) + (90 - EOF/2)
      = 180 - (DOE + EOF)/2
      = 180 - 45
      = 135

2R^2 = |DF|^2
         = |DE|^2 + |EF|^2 - 2|DE||EF|cos(135)
         = a^2 + b^2 - 2ab[-1/sqrt(2)]

R = sqrt([a^2 + b^2 + ab*sqrt(2)]/2)

  Posted by Bractals on 2013-07-18 10:55:00
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