### Rationals Between...

What fractions can you find between the square roots of 65 and 67?

### Root to Poly

Find the polynomial p(x) with integer coefficients such that one solution of the equation p(x)=0 is $1+\sqrt 2+\sqrt 3$.

### Consecutive Squares

The squares of any 8 consecutive numbers can be arranged into two sets of four numbers with the same sum. True of false?

# Surds

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Find the exact values of $x$, $y$ and $a$ satisfying the following system of equations:
\begin{align}
\frac{1}{a+1}&=a-1 \\
x+y&=2a \\
x&=ay
\end{align}