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?
Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...
The diagram shows two identical large circles and two identical smaller circles whose centres are at the corners of a square. The two large circles are touching, and they each touch the two smaller circles. The radius of the small circles is $1cm$. What is the radius of the large circles in centimetres?
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