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Pent

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:


The diagram shows a regular pentagon with sides of unit length. Find all the angles in the diagram. Prove that the quadrilateral shown in red is a rhombus. Prove that triangles EFB and DFC are similar and hence show that the length EB is equal to the golden ratio and find the ratio BF : FD.