Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
We received three excellent solutions from
Jonathan, Bryn and Marissa of Madras College. Marissa's solution
The results abovesuggesteda relationship between the area of tilted squares
and the distance travelled along and up to get from one vertex to
an adjacent vertex. Alex from Llandovery College was able to
prove the relationship and sent usthis proofthat the formula will always work.
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