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Delving Deeper
Delving Deeper: Areas within Areas

Marshall Lassak and Renee Fietsam Edited by Maurice Burke, J. Kevin Colligan, Maria Fung, and Jeffrey J. Wanko 

October 2012, Volume 106, Issue 3, Page 234

Abstract:
An old MT Calendar problem on a square inscribed in a square is extended and expanded. The original problem asked readers to minimize the ratio of the inner square to the outer; the authors go beyond squares to polygons.

Keywords:
Article
Calculus and Higher Level Mathematics
Right Triangle Trig
Area
Grades 9-12
Ratios / Proportions