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Four rods are hinged at their ends to form a quadrilateral with fixed side lengths. Show that the quadrilateral has a maximum area when it is cyclic.

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In a right-angled tetrahedron prove that the sum of the squares of the areas of the 3 faces in mutually perpendicular planes equals the square of the area of the sloping face. A generalisation of Pythagoras' Theorem.

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A hexagon, with sides alternately a and b units in length, is inscribed in a circle. How big is the radius of the circle?

Just Touching

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Two semi-circles are drawn on one side of a line segment. Another semi-circle touches them externally as shown in the diagram.

What is the radius of the circle that touches all three semi-circles?