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How much of the planet's surface can the alien see if she is in the
middle of one of the faces?

What about on one of the edges?

Or at a vertex?

Try to picture a route around the planet either in three dimensions or on a net. Can you be sure every point on the surface is visible from your route? Can you make a more efficient route? Some diagrams might help!

What about on one of the edges?

Or at a vertex?

Try to picture a route around the planet either in three dimensions or on a net. Can you be sure every point on the surface is visible from your route? Can you make a more efficient route? Some diagrams might help!

P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls, without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus of P?

The coke machine in college takes 50 pence pieces. It also takes a certain foreign coin of traditional design...

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?