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Gold Again

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Without using a calculator, computer or tables find the exact values of cos36cos72 and also cos36 - cos72.

At a Glance

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The area of a regular pentagon looks about twice as a big as the pentangle star drawn within it. Is it?

Farhan's Poor Square

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From the measurements and the clue given find the area of the square that is not covered by the triangle and the circle.

Screen Shot

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A moveable screen slides along a mirrored corridor towards a centrally placed light source. A ray of light from that source is directed towards a wall of the corridor, which it strikes at 45 degrees. . . .

Orbiting Billiard Balls

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What angle is needed for a ball to do a circuit of the billiard table and then pass through its original position?

Round and Round

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Prove that the shaded area of the semicircle is equal to the area of the inner circle.

Circle Box

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It is obvious that we can fit four circles of diameter 1 unit in a square of side 2 without overlapping. What is the smallest square into which we can fit 3 circles of diameter 1 unit?

History of Trigonometry - Part 3

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The third of three articles on the History of Trigonometry.

The History of Trigonometry- Part 1

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The first of three articles on the History of Trigonometry. This takes us from the Egyptians to early work on trigonometry in China.

History of Trigonometry - Part 2

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The second of three articles on the History of Trigonometry.

Coke Machine

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The coke machine in college takes 50 pence pieces. It also takes a certain foreign coin of traditional design. Coins inserted into the machine slide down a chute into the machine and a drink is duly. . . .

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If you were to set the X weight to 2 what do you think the angle might be?

Six Discs

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Six circular discs are packed in different-shaped boxes so that the discs touch their neighbours and the sides of the box. Can you put the boxes in order according to the areas of their bases?

30-60-90 Polypuzzle

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Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.

From All Corners

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Straight lines are drawn from each corner of a square to the mid points of the opposite sides. Express the area of the octagon that is formed at the centre as a fraction of the area of the square.

Cosines Rule

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Three points A, B and C lie in this order on a line, and P is any point in the plane. Use the Cosine Rule to prove the following statement.

Trigonometric Protractor

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An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.

Eight Ratios

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Two perpendicular lines lie across each other and the end points are joined to form a quadrilateral. Eight ratios are defined, three are given but five need to be found.

So Big

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One side of a triangle is divided into segments of length a and b by the inscribed circle, with radius r. Prove that the area is: abr(a+b)/ab-r^2

Raising the Roof

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How far should the roof overhang to shade windows from the mid-day sun?

Bend

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What is the longest stick that can be carried horizontally along a narrow corridor and around a right-angled bend?

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The sides of a triangle are 25, 39 and 40 units of length. Find the diameter of the circumscribed circle.

Circle Scaling

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You are given a circle with centre O. Describe how to construct with a straight edge and a pair of compasses, two other circles centre O so that the three circles have areas in the ratio 1:2:3.

Spokes

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Draw three equal line segments in a unit circle to divide the circle into four parts of equal area.

Flight Path

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Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.