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Investigate the different ways of cutting a perfectly circular pie into equal pieces using exactly 3 cuts. The cuts have to be along chords of the circle (which might be diameters).

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Angle A

The three corners of a triangle are sitting on a circle. The angles are called Angle A, Angle B and Angle C. The dot in the middle of the circle shows the centre. The counter is measuring the size of Angle A in degrees. What is the smallest Angle A can be? What is the largest Angle A can be? What else do you notice about Angle A as you move the corners of the triangle around the circle?

Getting an Angle

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Remember that folding an equilateral triangle in half gives you a 30-60-90 triangle and the ratios of the lengths of the sides.