The yardstick

A rectangle containing a circle and a line segment connecting the top side to the bottom tangency point. What is its area in terms of lengths a and b?

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The rectangle area is b(a+b).

Solution by Lewis Corner.


The yardstick
Just trying to measure oneself
Be you
Not only good or lovely
Have your own personality
No judgement, no weight
Invisible qualities , you hope they always stay
If you are a leader
Or ruler for power
Be honest and humble
Keep power to love
This time you feel free


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