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Square inscribed in a square

  1. Jun 18, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A square of perimeter 20 is inscribed in a square of perimeter 28. What is the greatest distance between a vertex of the inner square and a vertex of the outer square.

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    3. The attempt at a solution I have a question. Can a square be inscribed in another square by having it sit along the base and the side of the bigger square? Does it only have to touch vertice to side?
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2012 #2

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  4. Jun 18, 2012 #3
    Thanks!
     
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