### Golden Thoughts

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 golden ratio.

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?

### Days and Dates

Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...

# Circle Time

##### Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

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 $Q$?

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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