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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sunday Afternoon Maths XXII

Here's this week's collection. Answers & extensions tomorrow. Why not discuss the problems on Twitter using #SundayAfternoonMaths or on Reddit.

Coming and Going

In my house are a number of rooms. (A hall separated from the rest of the house by one or more doors counts as a room.) Each room has an even number of doors, including doors that lead outside. Is the total number of outside doors even or odd?

Overlapping Triangles

Four congruent triangles are drawn in a square.
The total area which the triangles overlap (red) is equal to the area they don't cover (blue). What proportion of the area of the large square does each (purple) triangle take up?

1 comment:

  1. "each triangle" - do you mean each red triangle, each purple triangle, or both?