Golden Thoughts

Rectangle PQRS has X and Y on the edges. Triangles PQY, YRX and XSP have equal areas. Prove X and Y divide the sides of PQRS in the golden ratio.

A 1 metre cube has one face on the ground and one face against a wall. A 4 metre ladder leans against the wall and just touches the cube. How high is the top of the ladder above the ground?

Days and Dates

Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...

Weekly Problem 10 - 2015

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Granny swears that she is getting younger. She has calculated that she is four times as old as I am now, but remembers that $5$ years ago she was five times as old as I was at that time.

What is the sum of our ages now?

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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