Jaylah Berry voted up Ray Dart's answer

I stole most of this from the web.

From Pythagoras:

AE^2 + DE^2 = r^2

r^2 = (x+4)^2 ..............................(1)

r^2 = (12-x)^2+36

therefore

(x+4)^2 = (12-x)^2+36

simplify and calculate

x= 5

therefore

r = sqrt(9^2 + 4)        (from (1))

= sqrt(85)

Cool solution huh?

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