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Rectangle PQRS has X and Y on the edges. Triangles PQY, YRX and XSP have equal areas. Prove X and Y divide the sides of PQRS in the golden ratio.

At a Glance

The area of a regular pentagon looks about twice as a big as the pentangle star drawn within it. Is it?

Contact

A circular plate rolls in contact with the sides of a rectangular tray. How much of its circumference comes into contact with the sides of the tray when it rolls around one circuit?

Gift of Gems

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:


Try writing down what each jeweller has after they have all given their gifts.

These four collections all have equal value.

Use this to deduce other statements you can make about the value of each kind of gem.