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Fitting In

The largest square which fits into a circle is ABCD and EFGH is a square with G and H on the line CD and E and F on the circumference of the circle. Show that AB = 5EF. Similarly the largest equilateral triangle which fits into a circle is LMN and PQR is an equilateral triangle with P and Q on the line LM and R on the circumference of the circle. Show that LM = 3PQ

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Lens Angle

Find the missing angle between the two secants to the circle when the two angles at the centre subtended by the arcs created by the intersections of the secants and the circle are 50 and 120 degrees.

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Take a Square

Cut off three right angled isosceles triangles to produce a pentagon. With two lines, cut the pentagon into three parts which can be rearranged into another square.

Half a Triangle

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3
Triangle split 50-50 for area
Using only a pair of compasses, and an edge to draw a straight line along,
construct a line parallel to one side of a triangle so that the triangle is divided into two equal areas.