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Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The loser is the player who takes the last counter.

Equilateral Areas

ABC and DEF are equilateral triangles of side 3 and 4 respectively. Construct an equilateral triangle whose area is the sum of the area of ABC and DEF.


Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
Try some numerical examples and then just use elementary algebra. You will need to be able to handle algebraic fractions and to do a simple factorisation.