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Length of Side of Square

If the numerical value of the area of a square plus two times the numerical value of its perimeter is equal to , what is the length of one side of the square? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, September 2006 Solution … Continue reading

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Rectangle Inside a Square

An isosceles right triangle is removed from each corner of a square piece of paper so that a rectangle remains. What is the length of a diagonal of the rectangle if the sum of the areas of the removed pieces … Continue reading

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Absolute Value Function

What is the area of the region bounded by the graph of ? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, October 2006 Solution If and If and If and If and The four graphs intersect and form a square of side length . … Continue reading

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Vertices of a Square

If and are the coordinates of two opposite vertices of a square, what are the coordinates of the other two vertices? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, October 2006 Solution Let and be the two given opposite vertices of the square. The … Continue reading

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Volumes of Two Cubes

The combined volumes of two cubes with integer side lengths are numerically equal to the combined lengths of their edges. What are the dimensions of the cubes? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, January 2006 Solution Suppose is the side length of … Continue reading

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Circular Garden

Ebru’s backyard is a square with side length of meters. Her backyard has a circular garden that extends to each side of the yard. In the center of the garden is a square patch of asparagus so big that each … Continue reading

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Square in Circle

A square of maximum area is inscribed in a semicircle as shown. What percent of the area of the circle is outside the square? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, January 2006 SOLUTION area of circle = area of square = area … Continue reading

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Circles Within Square

The two circles in the figure are congruent and have their centers on the line . They are tangent to each other and to the square . The radius of the circles is . Calculate the area of the square … Continue reading

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Four Squares

A rectangle with side lengths and is divided into squares as shown. What is the value of ? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, December 2005 SOLUTION Sum of the areas of the squares equals the area of the rectangle (extraneous solution) … Continue reading

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Circles Overlap

Circle has center with radius , and circle has center with radius . The circles overlap in the first quadrant. What is the area of this overlap? Source: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, December 2005 SOLUTION is a square because triangle is … Continue reading

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