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Maths Item of the Month

October 2014
FMSP Favourite Problem Posters

Triangle ABC has a right-angle at A.
Semi-circles are drawn with BA, AC and BC as diameters as shown.

Given that AC = 8 and BC = 10, write down the value of one third of the total shaded area.

triangle with lunes

This is the first of a series of six problems chosen by the FMSP Central Team available as posters. The aim of the posters is to engage students in problem solving and extend the mathematical ideas and approaches they encounter at GCSE.
The full set of problems can be seen at:

Maths item of the month archive