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There are 21 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Other equations, you may find related items under Algebraic expressions, equations and formulae.

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One and Three

Age 14 to 16
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Two motorboats travelling up and down a lake at constant speeds leave opposite ends A and B at the same instant, passing each other, for the first time 600 metres from A, and on their return, 400. . . .

Root to Poly

Age 14 to 16
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Find the polynomial p(x) with integer coefficients such that one solution of the equation p(x)=0 is $1+\sqrt 2+\sqrt 3$.

Polynomial Relations

Age 16 to 18
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Given any two polynomials in a single variable it is always possible to eliminate the variable and obtain a formula showing the relationship between the two polynomials. Try this one.

N Is a Number

Age 11 to 14
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N people visit their friends staying N kilometres along the coast. Some walk along the cliff path at N km an hour, the rest go by car. How long is the road?

Golden Ratio

Age 16 to 18
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Solve an equation involving the Golden Ratio phi where the unknown occurs as a power of phi.

Top-heavy Pyramids

Age 11 to 14
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Use the numbers in the box below to make the base of a top-heavy pyramid whose top number is 200.

Are You Kidding

Age 14 to 16
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If the altitude of an isosceles triangle is 8 units and the perimeter of the triangle is 32 units.... What is the area of the triangle?

Deep Roots

Age 14 to 16
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Find integer solutions to: $\sqrt{a+b\sqrt{x}} + \sqrt{c+d.\sqrt{x}}=1$

Around and Back

Age 14 to 16
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A cyclist and a runner start off simultaneously around a race track each going at a constant speed. The cyclist goes all the way around and then catches up with the runner. He then instantly turns. . . .

Plutarch's Boxes

Age 11 to 14
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According to Plutarch, the Greeks found all the rectangles with integer sides, whose areas are equal to their perimeters. Can you find them? What rectangular boxes, with integer sides, have. . . .

Three Four Five

Age 14 to 16
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Two semi-circles (each of radius 1/2) touch each other, and a semi-circle of radius 1 touches both of them. Find the radius of the circle which touches all three semi-circles.

Hike and Hitch

Age 14 to 16
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Fifteen students had to travel 60 miles. They could use a car, which could only carry 5 students. As the car left with the first 5 (at 40 miles per hour), the remaining 10 commenced hiking along the. . . .

How Big?

Age 11 to 14
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If the sides of the triangle in the diagram are 3, 4 and 5, what is the area of the shaded square?

Hand Swap

Age 14 to 16
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My train left London between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. and arrived in Paris between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. At the start and end of the journey the hands on my watch were in exactly the same positions but the. . . .

Not a Polite Question

Age 11 to 14 Short
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When asked how old she was, the teacher replied: My age in years is not prime but odd and when reversed and added to my age you have a perfect square...

Coffee

Age 14 to 16
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To make 11 kilograms of this blend of coffee costs £15 per kilogram. The blend uses more Brazilian, Kenyan and Mocha coffee... How many kilograms of each type of coffee are used?

Our Ages

Age 14 to 16
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I am exactly n times my daughter's age. In m years I shall be ... How old am I?

Old Nuts

Age 16 to 18
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In turn 4 people throw away three nuts from a pile and hide a quarter of the remainder finally leaving a multiple of 4 nuts. How many nuts were at the start?

Rudolff's Problem

Age 14 to 16
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A group of 20 people pay a total of £20 to see an exhibition. The admission price is £3 for men, £2 for women and 50p for children. How many men, women and children are there in the group?

Building Tetrahedra

Age 14 to 16
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Can you make a tetrahedron whose faces all have the same perimeter?

Real(ly) Numbers

Age 16 to 18
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If x, y and z are real numbers such that: x + y + z = 5 and xy + yz + zx = 3. What is the largest value that any of the numbers can have?