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Pythagoras' theorem. Similarity. Fractal. Golden ratio. Similar triangles. Circle theorems. Area. Scale factors. Perimeters. Geometric sequence.

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Broad Topics > Measures and Mensuration > Area

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Investigate the properties of quadrilaterals which can be drawn with a circle just touching each side and another circle just touching each vertex.

### Same Height

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A trapezium is divided into four triangles by its diagonals. Suppose the two triangles containing the parallel sides have areas a and b, what is the area of the trapezium?

### Diagonals for Area

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Can you prove this formula for finding the area of a quadrilateral from its diagonals?

### Dividing the Field

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A farmer has a field which is the shape of a trapezium as illustrated below. To increase his profits he wishes to grow two different crops. To do this he would like to divide the field into two. . . .

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Given a square ABCD of sides 10 cm, and using the corners as centres, construct four quadrants with radius 10 cm each inside the square. The four arcs intersect at P, Q, R and S. Find the. . . .

### Squ-areas

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Three squares are drawn on the sides of a triangle ABC. Their areas are respectively 18 000, 20 000 and 26 000 square centimetres. If the outer vertices of the squares are joined, three more. . . .

### Crescents and Triangles

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Triangle ABC is right angled at A and semi circles are drawn on all three sides producing two 'crescents'. Show that the sum of the areas of the two crescents equals the area of triangle ABC.

### Partly Circles

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

What is the same and what is different about these circle questions? What connections can you make?

### From All Corners

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Straight lines are drawn from each corner of a square to the mid points of the opposite sides. Express the area of the octagon that is formed at the centre as a fraction of the area of the square.

### Gutter

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Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of material used to make their product. What is the best cross-section for a gutter?

### Uniform Units

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Can you choose your units so that a cube has the same numerical value for it volume, surface area and total edge length?

### Inscribed in a Circle

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The area of a square inscribed in a circle with a unit radius is, satisfyingly, 2. What is the area of a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle with a unit radius?

### Trapezium Four

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The diagonals of a trapezium divide it into four parts. Can you create a trapezium where three of those parts are equal in area?

### Compare Areas

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Which has the greatest area, a circle or a square inscribed in an isosceles, right angle triangle?

### Bound to Be

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Four quadrants are drawn centred at the vertices of a square . Find the area of the central region bounded by the four arcs.

### Percentage Unchanged

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If the base of a rectangle is increased by 10% and the area is unchanged, by what percentage (exactly) is the width decreased by ?

### Two Circles

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Draw two circles, each of radius 1 unit, so that each circle goes through the centre of the other one. What is the area of the overlap?

### Two Shapes & Printer Ink

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

If I print this page which shape will require the more yellow ink?

### Six Discs

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Six circular discs are packed in different-shaped boxes so that the discs touch their neighbours and the sides of the box. Can you put the boxes in order according to the areas of their bases?

### Perimeter Possibilities

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?

### Semi-detached

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A square of area 40 square cms is inscribed in a semicircle. Find the area of the square that could be inscribed in a circle of the same radius.

### Growing Rectangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What happens to the area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes when you enlarge them?

### Changing Areas, Changing Perimeters

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How can you change the area of a shape but keep its perimeter the same? How can you change the perimeter but keep the area the same?

### Of All the Areas

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you find a general rule for finding the areas of equilateral triangles drawn on an isometric grid?

### Warmsnug Double Glazing

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How have "Warmsnug" arrived at the prices shown on their windows? Which window has been given an incorrect price?

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In this problem we are faced with an apparently easy area problem, but it has gone horribly wrong! What happened?

### Max Box

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Three rods of different lengths form three sides of an enclosure with right angles between them. What arrangement maximises the area

### Kite

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Derive a formula for finding the area of any kite.

### Towers

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A tower of squares is built inside a right angled isosceles triangle. The largest square stands on the hypotenuse. What fraction of the area of the triangle is covered by the series of squares?

### Isosceles

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Prove that a triangle with sides of length 5, 5 and 6 has the same area as a triangle with sides of length 5, 5 and 8. Find other pairs of non-congruent isosceles triangles which have equal areas.

### Curvy Areas

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Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?

### Exploration Versus Calculation

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article, written for teachers, discusses the merits of different kinds of resources: those which involve exploration and those which centre on calculation.

### Equilateral Areas

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ABC and DEF are equilateral triangles of side 3 and 4 respectively. Construct an equilateral triangle whose area is the sum of the area of ABC and DEF.

### Pick's Theorem

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Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.

### Cylinder Cutting

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

An activity for high-attaining learners which involves making a new cylinder from a cardboard tube.

### Tilted Squares

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

### Take a Square

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Cut off three right angled isosceles triangles to produce a pentagon. With two lines, cut the pentagon into three parts which can be rearranged into another square.

### Kissing Triangles

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Determine the total shaded area of the 'kissing triangles'.

### Maths Filler

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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

### Lying and Cheating

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Follow the instructions and you can take a rectangle, cut it into 4 pieces, discard two small triangles, put together the remaining two pieces and end up with a rectangle the same size. Try it!

### Extending Great Squares

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Explore one of these five pictures.

### Making Rectangles

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

### Rhombus in Rectangle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Take any rectangle ABCD such that AB > BC. The point P is on AB and Q is on CD. Show that there is exactly one position of P and Q such that APCQ is a rhombus.

### Hallway Borders

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A hallway floor is tiled and each tile is one foot square. Given that the number of tiles around the perimeter is EXACTLY half the total number of tiles, find the possible dimensions of the hallway.

### Great Squares

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could measure lengths, areas and angles.

### Bull's Eye

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What fractions of the largest circle are the two shaded regions?

### Squaring the Circle

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Bluey-green, white and transparent squares with a few odd bits of shapes around the perimeter. But, how many squares are there of each type in the complete circle? Study the picture and make. . . .

### Can They Be Equal?

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Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?

### Tiling Into Slanted Rectangles

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A follow-up activity to Tiles in the Garden.

### F'arc'tion

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

At the corner of the cube circular arcs are drawn and the area enclosed shaded. What fraction of the surface area of the cube is shaded? Try working out the answer without recourse to pencil and. . . .