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### Partly Circles

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

### 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?

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

### 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.

### 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?

### 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.

### Diagonals for Area

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

### 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?

### Of All the Areas

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

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Growing Rectangles

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

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

### Six Discs

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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?

### An Unusual Shape

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Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?

### 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

### 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 Shapes & Printer Ink

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

### 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. . . .

### Compare Areas

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

### Salinon

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This shape comprises four semi-circles. What is the relationship between the area of the shaded region and the area of the circle on AB as diameter?

### Square Pegs

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Which is a better fit, a square peg in a round hole or a round peg in a square hole?

### 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.

### Areas and Ratios

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What is the area of the quadrilateral APOQ? Working on the building blocks will give you some insights that may help you to work it out.

### Square Pizza

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Can you show that you can share a square pizza equally between two people by cutting it four times using vertical, horizontal and diagonal cuts through any point inside the square?

### Changing Areas, Changing Perimeters

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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?

### 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. . . .

### 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.

### 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?

### Areas of Parallelograms

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Can you find the area of a parallelogram defined by two vectors?

### Rhombus in Rectangle

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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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

### Appearing Square

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Make an eight by eight square, the layout is the same as a chessboard. You can print out and use the square below. What is the area of the square? Divide the square in the way shown by the red dashed. . . .

### Kissing Triangles

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

### Muggles Magic

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You can move the 4 pieces of the jigsaw and fit them into both outlines. Explain what has happened to the missing one unit of area.

### Take Ten

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Is it possible to remove ten unit cubes from a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made from 27 unit cubes so that the surface area of the remaining solid is the same as the surface area of the original 3 by 3 by 3. . . .

### 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?

### Disappearing Square

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Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .

### Perimeter Possibilities

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

### Dissect

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It is possible to dissect any square into smaller squares. What is the minimum number of squares a 13 by 13 square can be dissected into?

### The Pillar of Chios

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Semicircles are drawn on the sides of a rectangle ABCD. A circle passing through points ABCD carves out four crescent-shaped regions. Prove that the sum of the areas of the four crescents is equal to. . . .

### Pie Cuts

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Investigate the different ways of cutting a perfectly circular pie into equal pieces using exactly 3 cuts. The cuts have to be along chords of the circle (which might be diameters).

### Shear Magic

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What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?

### Blue and White

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Identical squares of side one unit contain some circles shaded blue. In which of the four examples is the shaded area greatest?

### Framed

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Seven small rectangular pictures have one inch wide frames. The frames are removed and the pictures are fitted together like a jigsaw to make a rectangle of length 12 inches. Find the dimensions of. . . .