Rectangle PQRS has X and Y on the edges. Triangles PQY, YRX and XSP
have equal areas. Prove X and Y divide the sides of PQRS in the
Can you make a tetrahedron whose faces all have the same perimeter?
A 1 metre cube has one face on the ground and one face against a
wall. A 4 metre ladder leans against the wall and just touches the
cube. How high is the top of the ladder above the ground?
Three circles $C_1$, $C_2$ and $C_3$, of radii 1 cm, 2 cm and 3 cm respectively touch as shown. $C_1$ meets $C_2$ at $P$ and meets $C_3$ at $Q$.
What is the length in cm of the longer arc of circle $C_1$ between $P$ and $Q$?
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