Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could
measure lengths, areas and angles.
A and C are the opposite vertices of a square ABCD, and have
coordinates (a,b) and (c,d), respectively. What are the coordinates
of the vertices B and D? What is the area of the square?
The largest square which fits into a circle is ABCD and EFGH is a square with G and H on the line CD and E and F on the circumference of the circle. Show that AB = 5EF.
Similarly the largest equilateral triangle which fits into a circle is LMN and PQR is an equilateral triangle with P and Q on the line LM and R on the circumference of the circle. Show that LM = 3PQ
Just four procedures were systematically used to produce the design below.
How would you set about the task of deciding what to do? Can you use fewer procedures? How would you replicate this design?
How systematic were you in your endeavours?
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