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Weekly Problem 24 - 2007

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

All but D have an area of 3 square units. D has an an area half a unit less than the other shapes.

How did you work this out?

Did you work out the areas of the coloured shapes or what was left?

Did you halve areas of rectangles?

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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