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In the figure below, a square is inscribed in a circle. If the area of the square region is 16, what is the area of the circular region? (A) 2π (B) 4π (C) 8π (D) 12π (E) 16π Attachment:
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Answer: Area of a square = (Diagonal)^2 /2 16 = (Diagonal)^2 /2 32 = (Diagonal)^2 Diagonal = 4 (2)^(1/2) Diagonal = Diameter in the given figure Radius = Diameter/2 Radius = 2(2)^(1/2) Area of a circle = πr^2 = π [2(2)^(1/2)]^2 = 8π Answer is C
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Originally posted by bumblebee14 on 01 Mar 2015, 08:31.
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01 Mar 2015, 16:02
Hi bumblebee14, It's great that you posted this question. However, by posting your explanation (and the correct answer) immediately under it, it's difficult for any of the other users to avoid looking at your answer. I'd suggest that you post all of that as a 'spoiler', so that others can attempt this question without any part of the explanation staring them right in the face. GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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01 Mar 2015, 23:39
Also, the question says: "In the figure above"; can you please post the figure, so that readers have clarity on this.



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Hi All, In these types of multishape questions, it's usually a must to focus on the radius of the circle. Do you know it's value? Can you figure it out? How does the radius "interact" with the other shape(s)? Here, we know that the area of the square is 16, so each side of the square = 4. The diagonal of the square = the diameter of the circle. So…. 4(root2) = diameter 2(root2) = radius Next, plug the radius into the formula for area of a circle: pi(radius)^2 pi(2root2)^2 = 8pi Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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15 Feb 2019, 10:13
I still dont understand the explanation : (( Would someone be able to help pls?



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hsn81960 wrote: I still dont understand the explanation : (( Would someone be able to help pls? Isosceles is 1:1:root2 so diagonal(and diameter) is 4(root2) R = 1/2 diameter means diameter is 2root2 Plug into pi r^2 First find r^2 = 2^2(root2)^2 = 2*4 2*4Pi = 8pi



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07 Jul 2019, 03:24
Can someone please explain why you Pythagoras theorem wouldn't work here?
4^2 + 4^2 = 32 root(32) = diameter Root(16)=radius
pi[root(16)]^2 = Pi16.
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07 Jul 2019, 08:59
bumblebee14 wrote: In the figure below, a square is inscribed in a circle. If the area of the square region is 16, what is the area of the circular region?
(A) 2π (B) 4π (C) 8π (D) 12π (E) 16π Let side of Square be \(= a\) Radius of Circle \(= r\) Area of square \(= a^2= 16\) Side of square \(= a = 4\) Diagonal of square \(= 4\sqrt{2}\) Diagonal of square \(=\) Diameter of circle \(4\sqrt{2} = 2r\) \(r = \frac{4\sqrt{2}}{2} = 2\sqrt{2}\) Area of circle \(= \pi r^2 = \pi (2\sqrt{2})^2 = 8\pi\) Answer C




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