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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
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Triangle QRS is isosceles and right-angled.


Beatrix reflects the P-shape in the side QR to get an image.

She reflects the first image in the side QS to get a second image.

Finally, she reflects the second image in the side RS to get a third image.


What does the third image look like?





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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.