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Lunar Angles

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Although this is an unusual question it is very straightforward and depends only on understanding that the angle between two curves is the same as the angle between their tangents at the point of intersection. This is good preparation for an introduction to non-Euclidean geometry.