In figure 5, rectangle ABCD is inscribed in a circle. If the radius of the circle is 1 and AB = 1, what is the area of the shaded region?

A) 0.091

B) 0.285

C) 0.614

D) 0.705

E) 0.732

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# In figure 5, rectangle ABCD is inscribed in a circle. If the radius of the circle is 1 and AB = 1, what is the area of the shaded region?

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In figure 5, rectangle ABCD is inscribed in a circle. If the radius of the circle is 1 and AB = 1, what is the area of the shaded region?

A) 0.091

B) 0.285

C) 0.614

D) 0.705

E) 0.732

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