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Math Puzzle for March 1, 2024

Hearkening back to eighth grade geometry for some, or tenth grade geometry for rebels

Alameda Post - a circle inside of a right angle triangle

A circle is inscribed within a right triangle.
Side A has a length of:  10x + 3
Side B has a length of:  11x + 13
Side C has a length of:  16x − 3
Find the area of the inscribed circle.
Area = _________ square units

First correct answer sent to [email protected] wins a gift card worth much ice cream at Tucker’s Ice Cream of Alameda.

Last week’s winner was George Holinga with C = $7500.

Jeff Smith is a former Math teacher and a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander. Reach him at [email protected].

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