PUZZIB erom a top hat

Death Prom a Top Hat, by Clayton Rawson, contained a super puzzle as an example of perfect misdirection, i/ith permission from the author of that excellent murder mystery of magicians, by a magician, and for magicians, it given here for those who pride themselves mon sense, especially mathematicians.

X is the center of the circle. The distance AB is 5 inches and the distance BC is 9inches. '.Vhst is the diameter of the circle? The time limit is one minute flat for a Jinx IQ of "quite a bit above normal." You'll do better if you forget your geometry and your calculus.

For those who peek when they can, the answer is to be found jammed in somewhere on another page of this issue.

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