You may also like

problem icon

Triangle Incircle Iteration

Keep constructing triangles in the incircle of the previous triangle. What happens?

problem icon

Circumspection

M is any point on the line AB. Squares of side length AM and MB are constructed and their circumcircles intersect at P (and M). Prove that the lines AD and BE produced pass through P.

problem icon

Lawnmower

A kite shaped lawn consists of an equilateral triangle ABC of side 130 feet and an isosceles triangle BCD in which BD and CD are of length 169 feet. A gardener has a motor mower which cuts strips of grass exactly one foot wide and wishes to cut the entire lawn in parallel strips. What is the minimum number of strips the gardener must mow?

Fitting In

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The largest square which fits into a circle is $ABCD$ and $EFGH$ is a square with $E$ and $F$ on the line $AB$ and $G$ and $H$ on the circumference of the circle. Show that $AB = 5EF$.

circle with squares ABCD and EFGH inside it.

Similarly the largest equilateral triangle which fits into a circle is $LMN$ and $PQR$ is an equilateral triangle with $P$ and $Q$ on the line $LM$ and $R$ on the circumference of the circle. Show that $LM = 3PQ$.

circle with squares LMN and PQR inside it.