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Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

In triangle ABC, angle B is $\frac{3}{4}$ of the size of angle C and $1 \frac{1}{2}$ times the size of angle A.

What is the size in degrees of angle B?





This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
You can find more short problems, arranged by curriculum topic, in our short problems collection.