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SUNDAY PUZZLE #53
 An orange rectangle is inscribed in a circle. Semi-circles are drawn on all four sides of the inscribed rectangle producing four ‘lunules’ or ‘crescents’. Show that the sum of the areas of the green crescents equals the area of the rectangle. Un rectangle orange est inscrit dans un cercle. Des demi-cercles dessinés sur les quatre côtés du rectangle inscrit produisent quatre «lunules» ou «croissants». Démontrez que la somme totale des aires des croissants verts est égale à l'aire du rectangle. Un rettangolo arancione è inscritto in un cerchio. Vengono tracciati dei semicerchi su tutti e quattro i lati del rettangolo inscritto che producono quattro 'lunule" o "mezzelune". Dimostra che la somma delle aree delle mezzelune verdi è uguale all'area del rettangolo. You can comment and discuss this puzzle on our FaceBook or Blogger web page. › Click to show/hide the solution

Text and images by Gianni A. Sarcone
Labels: SUNDAY PUZZLE, puzzles to solve, recreational mathematics, semicircles
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