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How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?

Rabbit Run

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Thank you to all those who sent solutions to Rabbit Run. Don't forget, even though we asked you to use planks of certain lengths, we didn't say that the length along the side of the shed had to be a particular length. Charles Price-Smith from L.I.S. and Henry from Wells Cathedral School sent in well thought out solutions - they both looked at all the possibilities.

Henry said that when you've got three planks the same length you can make a square, a trapezium and a rhombus. When two planks are the same, you can make a rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium and a kite.

Charles wrote:

If he uses all three logs of a different length he will only be able to make the shape of a trapezoid (another word for trapezium).