### Framed

Seven small rectangular pictures have one inch wide frames. The frames are removed and the pictures are fitted together like a jigsaw to make a rectangle of length 12 inches. Find the dimensions of the pictures.

### Tilted Squares

It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?

### Four or Five

The diagram shows a large rectangle composed of 9 smaller rectangles. If each of these rectangles has integer sides, what could the area of the large rectangle be?

# Tangram Area

##### Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

The seven pieces in this $12 \; \text{cm} \times 12 \; \text{cm}$ square make a Tangram set. What is the area of the shaded parallelogram?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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