1. For security John plans buy the minimum amount of Diamond Razor Mesh fencing material to fence around his dam and discourage entry. He sent his 15 year old son Mzu to measure the dam.
Mzu tells his Dad that this rectangular shape he has drawn of the dam and fence can help him.
Look at this square divided into four pieces : two identical triangles and two identical trapezia.
The edge of length 3 from each triangle matches with the edge of length 3 from a trapezium so that the four pieces from the square now occupy a rectangular space.
The square had side length 8 […]
Find the area and circumference of the circle.
Find the area and the perimeter of the triangle.
What do you notice about the ratios of the two areas and the ratios […]
2. What is the area enclosed by the stage 2 squareflake? What about the stages 3 and 4 squareflakes?
3. If replacing each line segment on the edge with the zig-zag is […]
How many rectangles can you make with perimeter 12 units?
What do you know about rectangles? What is the smallest rectangle that you can […]
The diagram shows a septagon ABCDEFG in which the lengths GA, AB, BC, CD, DE, EF are all equal and FG = 6 units. The area of the square BDFG is half the area of the septagon. Find the perimeter of the septagon.
Suppose another fence is built exactly one metre longer so the path between the two fences is the same width along the edges of the field. How wide would this path be?
Could a farmer drive […]
Suppose another fence is built exactly one metre longer so the path between the two fences is the same width all the way round including at the corners of the field.
How wide would this path be?
Would a mouse be able to run along it? […]