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Determine the area, in square feet, of the smallest square

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asked 2021-08-07
Determine the area, in square feet, of the smallest square that can contain a circle with a radius of 8 feet.

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2021-08-08
In this case, the circle fits inside the square, touching its four sides. So, the side of the square is equal to the diameter of the circle which is 2(8)=16 feet. Hence, the area of the square is:
\(\displaystyle{A}={s}^{{2}}\)
\(\displaystyle{A}={16}^{{2}}\)
A=256 square feet
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