three six-sided dice A, B, and C, with the following numbers on their sides:
A: 2, 2, 4, 4, 9, 9
B: 1, 1, 6, 6, 8, 8
C: 3, 3, 5, 5, 7, 7
is the probability that:
· A produces a higher number than B?
· B produces a higher number than C?
· C produces a higher number than A?
you find another set of face values for A, B, and C that yield the same
properties? (Does such a set even exist?)
To the left is a circle
with an inscribed square. Obviously, there isn’t room for another
nonoverlapping square of the same size within the circle. But suppose that you
divided the square into n2
smaller squares, each with side length 1/n.
Would one of those smaller squares fit in the space between the large square
and the circle? As shown to the left, this works if n = 16 and the large square were divided into 256 smaller
squares. But it would work for smaller values of n, too.
What is the smallest value
of n such that one of the smaller
squares would fit between the larger square and the circle?
In the chart, color each square according to the clues below.
The triangle at left lies on a flat surface and is pushed at the top vertex. The
length of the congruent sides does not change, but the angle between the two
congruent sides will increase, and the base will stretch. Initially, the area
of the triangle will increase, but eventually the area will decrease,
continuing until the triangle collapses.
is the maximum area achieved during this process? And, what is the length of
the base when this process is used to create a different triangle whose area is
the same as the triangle above?
Look at the panel of
elevator buttons shown. Can you find a set of three buttons whose centers
form the vertices of a right triangle and whose numbers are the side lengths of
a right triangle? (The classic 3-4-5 right triangle doesn’t work, because the
3, 4, and 5 buttons don’t form a right triangle on the elevator panel.)
And after you’ve found one
set, can you find another?