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# A square is inscribed in a circle. If the side of the same square 4cm,

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A square is inscribed in a circle. If the side of the same square is 4cm, what is the area of the circle?

A. 2π
B. 4π
C. 6π
D. 8π
E. None of these

Originally posted by akurathi12 on 15 Jan 2019, 09:21.
Last edited by Bunuel on 15 Jan 2019, 10:34, edited 1 time in total.
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akurathi12 wrote:
A square is inscribed in a circle. If the side of the same square is 4cm, what is the area of the circle?

A. 2π
B. 4π
C. 6π
D. 8π
E. None of these

Sides of the square is 4 units, so Diagonal of the square must be $$4\sqrt{2}$$

Diagonal of the square = Diameter of the Circle = $$4\sqrt{2}$$

So, Radius of the CIrcle is $$2\sqrt{2}$$

Thus, Area of the Circle must be $$π*2\sqrt{2}*2\sqrt{2} = 8π$$, Answer must be (D)
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15 Jan 2019, 09:37
akurathi12 wrote:
A square is inscribed in a circle. If the side of the same square is 4cm, what is the area of the circle?

A. 2π
B. 4π
C. 6π
D. 8π
E. None of these

OP is the answer correct, i am getting D.

side = 4
diagonal = 4 $$\sqrt{2}$$
radius = 2 $$\sqrt{2}$$

Area = 8π

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15 Jan 2019, 10:26
Can anyone explain why it is 6pie rather than 8pie..?

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Can anyone explain why it is 6pie rather than 8pie..?

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OA Was wrong, it is indeed D.
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OA for the question must be (D) post has been modified by ADMIN member, Bunuel...
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OA for the question must be (D) post has been modified by ADMIN member, Bunuel...

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side^2 = (diagonal^2)/2

side = 4
diagonal = 4√2

Area = 8π
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16 Jan 2019, 02:52
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akurathi12 wrote:
A square is inscribed in a circle. If the side of the same square is 4cm, what is the area of the circle?

A. 2π
B. 4π
C. 6π
D. 8π
E. None of these

Check this post for relations of regular polygons inscribed in circles: https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2013/0 ... relations/

When a square is inscribed in a circle,
$$r:a = 1:\sqrt{2}$$

$$r/4 = 1:\sqrt{2}$$

$$r = 2*\sqrt{2}$$

Area of circle $$= \pi*r^2 = \pi*(2*\sqrt{2})^2 = 8\pi$$

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16 Jan 2019, 04:26
akurathi12 wrote:
A square is inscribed in a circle. If the side of the same square is 4cm, what is the area of the circle?

A. 2π
B. 4π
C. 6π
D. 8π
E. None of these

diameter of circle = diagonal of square = 4 srt 2
area : (2 sqrt 2)^2 * pi
: 8 pi
IMO D
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akurathi12 wrote:
A square is inscribed in a circle. If the side of the same square is 4cm, what is the area of the circle?

A. 2π
B. 4π
C. 6π
D. 8π
E. None of these

Since the square is inscribed in the circle, the diagonal of the square is equivalent to the diameter of the circle. Thus, 4√2 = diagonal of square = diameter of circle.

So the radius is half the diameter, or 2√2, and thus the area is (2√2)^2 x π = 8π.

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