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Transformations and constructions > Enlargements and scale factors

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A finite area inside and infinite skin! You can paint the interior
of this fractal with a small tin of paint but you could never get
enough paint to paint the edge.

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

Using a ruler, pencil and compasses only, it is possible to
construct a square inside any triangle so that all four vertices
touch the sides of the triangle.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Make a poster using equilateral triangles with sides 27, 9, 3 and 1 units assembled as stage 3 of the Von Koch fractal. Investigate areas & lengths when you repeat a process infinitely often.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Three triangles ABC, CBD and ABD (where D is a point on AC) are all isosceles. Find all the angles. Prove that the ratio of AB to BC is equal to the golden ratio.

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

Can you find the missing length?

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

We use statistics to give ourselves an informed view on a subject of interest. This problem explores how to scale countries on a map to represent characteristics other than land area.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What is the total area of the triangles remaining in the nth stage
of constructing a Sierpinski Triangle? Work out the dimension of
this fractal.

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

A right circular cone is filled with liquid to a depth of half its
vertical height. The cone is inverted. How high up the vertical
height of the cone will the liquid rise?

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

The first part of an investigation into how to represent numbers
using geometric transformations that ultimately leads us to
discover numbers not on the number line.

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

Explore the relationships between different paper sizes.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A circle is inscribed in an equilateral triangle. Smaller circles
touch it and the sides of the triangle, the process continuing
indefinitely. What is the sum of the areas of all the circles?

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

Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.

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

L triominoes can fit together to make larger versions of themselves. Is every size possible to make in this way?

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

In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?