CAT 2001 Question Paper Question 6

Question 6

A square, whose side is 2 m, has its corners cut away so as to form an octagon with all sides equal. Then the length of each side of the octagon, in metres, is


Let the length of each side of the octagon be x.

So, length of the square will be x+2*(x/√2) = 2

=> x(1+√2) = 2 => x = 2/(1+√2)

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