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A Sameness Surely

Triangle ABC has a right angle at C. ACRS and CBPQ are squares. ST and PU are perpendicular to AB produced. Show that ST + PU = AB

Making Sixty

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Take a piece of paper.








Fold it along the long axis and then open it up.













Now fold one corner over and onto the centre crease so that the fold line passes through the corner next to it (on the short side of the paper).


You have created some angles. There are angles of $60^o$ and of $30^o$. Can you prove this?






Does the paper have to be A4?

You are now able to fold the paper to make an equilateral triangle which can be used in lots of different ways. For example, see Equilateral Triangle Folding .