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Weekly Problem 35 - 2007

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What is the area, (in square units) of the triangle formed by the three lines whose equations are: $y-x=6$, $x-2y=3$ and $x+y=6$?

 

If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

 

 

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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