Two perpendicular lines are tangential to two identical circles that touch. What is the largest circle that can be placed in between the two lines and the two circles and how would you construct it?
Draw a line (considered endless in both directions), put a point
somewhere on each side of the line. Label these points A and B. Use
a geometric construction to locate a point, P, on the line,. . . .
Draw a square and an arc of a circle and construct the Golden
rectangle. Find the value of the Golden Ratio.
Construct this design using only compasses
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.
Using a ruler, pencil and compasses only, it is possible to
construct a square inside any triangle so that all four vertices
touch the sides of the triangle.
You are only given the three midpoints of the sides of a triangle. How can you construct the original triangle?
A first trail through the mysterious world of the Golden Section.
Construct a line parallel to one side of a triangle so that the
triangle is divided into two equal areas.
Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?
Explain how to construct a regular pentagon accurately using a
straight edge and compass.
How can you represent the curvature of a cylinder on a flat piece of paper?
Investigate constructible images which contain rational areas.
Medieval stonemasons used a method to construct octagons using ruler and compasses... Is the octagon regular? Proof please.
Drawing a triangle is not always as easy as you might think!
What fractions can you divide the diagonal of a square into by simple folding?
The diagonal of a square intersects the line joining one of the unused corners to the midpoint of the opposite side. What do you notice about the line segments produced?
Prove that, given any three parallel lines, an equilateral triangle
always exists with one vertex on each of the three lines.
Find the vertices of a pentagon given the midpoints of its sides.
Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.