# How do you find the radius of two circles inside a rectangle if the area of it is 50cm squared?

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#### Explanation:

I think a bit more detail is required about the the 2 circles? Are they equal in size and how are they placed?

I am going to assume that the two circles are equal in size and are side by side and fit exactly into the rectangle which has an area of

If you sketch the diagram and draw in the diameters of the circles so that they form a line through the middle of the rectangle, you will realise that the length of the rectangle is actually 4 radii.

In the same way, the breadth of the rectangle is 2radii.

So, we now know the length and the breadth of the rectangle, in terms of