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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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Can you spot a cunning way to work out the missing length?

Triangle Midpoints

You are only given the three midpoints of the sides of a triangle. How can you construct the original triangle?

Partly Circles

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Here are three problems involving circles.

Can you solve them?
Can you find relationships between the three problems?

Firstly Show that ab = cd (where a, b, c, d are lengths)

A circle, with two chords that intersect at right angles, dividing one chord into lengths a and b, and the other into lengths c and d


These three circles are drawn so that they touch each other, and their centres are all on the line AB.

If CD is $8$ units in length, what is the area of the region shaded yellow?

A yellow circle with diameter AB. Two white circles are drawn over it, with their centres on AB, so their diameters add up to the total length. CD is a chord of length 8 which is tangent to the two white circles.

Lastly: If the area shaded yellow is equal to the area of the larger of the two blue circles, what is the relationship between the radii of the three circles?

A yellow circle with two circles drawn inside so the two circles are tangent to each other and to the outer circle, with their centres all on the same line.