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Semicircle in a Triangle

Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:


A semicircle is drawn to fit tightly inside a right-angled triangle with sides of length 3, 4 and 5 centimetres, as shown in the diagram.

Find the length marked in red.



This problem is taken from 1000 Problems to Enjoy
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