Aazure.741
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Thu Apr 22 11:38:49 1982
A tough chestnut
This problem appeared on the Putnam Exam a few years back.
It is of course to be solved without artificial aid; i.e.
use nothing but pencil and paper.
An octagon is inscibed in a circle of radius R units.
The octagon has four consecutive sides of length 1 unit,
and four consecutive sides of length 2 units.
Find the area (in square units) of the octagon.
Mark R. Paulin
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