In the diagram, a circle is inscribed in a large square and a smaller square is inscribed in the circle. If the area of the large square is 36, the area of the smaller square is

**Answer Choices**

A. 15

B. 12

C. 9

D. 24

E. 18

In the diagram, a circle is inscribed in a large square and a smaller square is inscribed in the circle. If the area of the large square is 36, the area of the smaller square is

**Answer Choices**

A. 15

B. 12

C. 9

D. 24

E. 18