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Snookered

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In a snooker game the brown ball was on the lip of the pocket but it could not be hit directly as the black ball was in the way. How could it be potted by playing the white ball off a cushion?

Cushion Ball

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The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?

Complex Rotations

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Choose some complex numbers and mark them by points on a graph. Multiply your numbers by i once, twice, three times, four times, ..., n times? What happens?

Parallel Parking

Stage: 4

Scientist Bryan Rickett has a vision of the future - and it is one in which self-parking cars prowl the tarmac plains, hunting down suitable parking spots and manoeuvring elegantly into them.

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A 1 metre cube has one face on the ground and one face against a wall. A 4 metre ladder leans against the wall and just touches the cube. How high is the top of the ladder above the ground?

Just Opposite

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A and C are the opposite vertices of a square ABCD, and have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d), respectively. What are the coordinates of the vertices B and D? What is the area of the square?

Grid Points on Hyperbolas

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Find a condition which determines whether the hyperbola y^2 - x^2 = k contains any points with integer coordinates.

An Introduction to Polar Coordinates

Stage: 4 and 5

This introduction to polar coordinates describes what is an effective way to specify position. This article explains how to convert between polar and cartesian coordinates and also encourages the. . . .

Polar Bearings

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What on earth are polar coordinates, and why would you want to use them?

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Find the area of the shaded region created by the two overlapping triangles in terms of a and b?

Lost on Alpha Prime

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On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?

Something in Common

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A square of area 3 square units cannot be drawn on a 2D grid so that each of its vertices have integer coordinates, but can it be drawn on a 3D grid? Investigate squares that can be drawn.

A Tilted Square

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The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?

Rational Round

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Show that there are infinitely many rational points on the unit circle and no rational points on the circle x^2+y^2=3.

Napoleon's Hat

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Three equilateral triangles ABC, AYX and XZB are drawn with the point X a moveable point on AB. The points P, Q and R are the centres of the three triangles. What can you say about triangle PQR?

Beelines

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Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?

Parabella

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This is a beautiful result involving a parabola and parallels.

Square Pair Circles

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Investigate the number of points with integer coordinates on circles with centres at the origin for which the square of the radius is a power of 5.

Corridors

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A 10x10x10 cube is made from 27 2x2 cubes with corridors between them. Find the shortest route from one corner to the opposite corner.