Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Use a single sheet of A4 paper and make a cylinder having the greatest possible volume. The cylinder must be closed off by a circle at each end.
Chris is enjoying a swim but needs to get back for lunch. If she can swim at 3 m/s and run at 7m/sec, how far along the bank should she land in order to get back as quickly as possible?
A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .
Find the maximum value of 1/p + 1/q + 1/r where this sum is less than 1 and p, q, and r are positive integers.
The net of a cube is to be cut from a sheet of card 100 cm square.
What is the maximum volume cube that can be made from a single
piece of card?
Find the maximum value of n to the power 1/n and prove that it is a
Make and prove a conjecture about the cyclic quadrilateral
inscribed in a circle of radius r that has the maximum perimeter and the maximum area.
Lee offers an alternative approach to exhaustive methods in order to solve What a Joke.
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