An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
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
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?
The diagram shows a triangle and three circles whose centres are at the vertices of the triangle. The area of the triangle is $80 cm^2$ and each of the circles has radius $2cm$. What is the area, in $cm^2$, of the shaded area?
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.