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## Homework Statement

Barium metal crystallizes in a body centered cubic lattice. The unit cell edge length is 502pm. Calculate the atomic radius of Ba.

a) 251 pm

b) 217 pm

c) 177 pm

d) 125 pm

e) 63 pm

## Homework Equations

Pythagorean Theorem

## The Attempt at a Solution

A^2 + B^2 = C^2

C^2 = 2A^2

C^2 = 2(502 pm)^2

C^2 = 504008 pm

C = 709.94

C = 4r

r = C/4

r = 709.94 / 4

r = 177 pm, choice C

But my answer key says the correct answer is B, 217pm. What am I doing wrong?