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# Inscribed Semicircle

##### Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

The diagram below shows a right angled triangle with sides of length $5\text{cm}$, $12\text{cm}$ and $13\text{cm}$. What is the radius of the inscribed semicircle whose base lies on the side of length $12\text{cm}$? If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task that challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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