Re: Square and Circles

Duncan Chiu (
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 17:47:05 -0500

lou giglio wrote:
> An interesting problem has been posed to one of my colleagues. We spent
> some time working on a solution. Eventually, we went to the Geometer's
> Sketchpad for an assit in developing a solution. I would be interested
> in hearing about other solutions. Here it is:
> Given a Square 10 units on a side, draw a circle at each vertex with a
> radius equal to the side of the square. This produces an area inside
> the square bounded by the four circles. Question: Determine the area
> bounded by the four circles.
> I have attached a Sketchpad file of the drawing. Determine area (EFGH).
> Thanks Lou
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> Name: Sqcirls.gsp
> Part 1.2 Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream)
> Encoding: base64

We have two solutions to your problem. Now I have to find a way to show
them to you. How about at the Andy's?