An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
A circle is inscribed in an equilateral triangle. Smaller circles
touch it and the sides of the triangle, the process continuing
indefinitely. What is the sum of the areas of all the circles?
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
A 4 by 4 "anti-magic square" is an arrangement of the numbers 1 to 16 inclusive in a square, so that the totals of each of the four rows and four columns and two main diagonals are ten consecutive numbers in some order. The diagram shows an incomplete magic square. Can you complete it?
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.