### Areas and Ratios

What is the area of the quadrilateral APOQ? Working on the building blocks will give you some insights that may help you to work it out.

### Six Discs

Six circular discs are packed in different-shaped boxes so that the discs touch their neighbours and the sides of the box. Can you put the boxes in order according to the areas of their bases?

Given a square ABCD of sides 10 cm, and using the corners as centres, construct four quadrants with radius 10 cm each inside the square. The four arcs intersect at P, Q, R and S. Find the area enclosed by PQRS.

# Pentagonal Area

##### Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:
The area of the pentagon is the area of a rectangle of length $b$ and breadth $a$ plus that of a triangle of base $b$ and height $(c - a)$.

Hence $\frac {1}{2}b(a + c)$.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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