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This problem in geometry has been solved in no less than EIGHT ways by a pair of students. How would you solve it? How many of their solutions can you follow? How are they the same or different? Which do you like best?

Reflect Again

Follow hints to investigate the matrix which gives a reflection of the plane in the line y=tanx. Show that the combination of two reflections in intersecting lines is a rotation.

The Matrix

Investigate the transfomations of the plane given by the 2 by 2 matrices with entries taking all combinations of values 0. -1 and +1.

Rots and Refs

Age 16 to 18
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See the problem 'The Matrix' for an explanation of how a transformation of the plane is given by a matrix and how you can find the image of a point by multiplying its vector by the matrix of the transformation.