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Weekly Problem 28 - 2008

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

The diagram shows a semi-circle and an isosceles triangle which have equal areas.
What is the value of $\tan x^{\circ}$?

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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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