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A rectangular field has two posts with a ring on top of each post. There are two quarrelsome goats and plenty of ropes which you can tie to their collars. How can you secure them so they can't fight each other but can reach every corner of the field?

Appearing Square

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a solution from Adam and Chris at Moorfield School:

"A square appears becase the amount of squares on the sides of triangle are more than the sides of the trapezium. The square comes from the triangle.

Chris and Adam's solution.

The sloping sides don't fit exactly so they give you an extra square.