Recently a friend asked why I haven’t put up any new POWs (Problems of the Week). Part of the reason is because I got lazy but the other part is because the show Numb3rs is what inspired me before and I haven’t been watching any reruns lately . Yesterday I started watching a new show called Scorpion which has a little math in it and the second episode got me thinking about inscribed shapes. Take the following three shapes for example:
Using the information given, is the red area bigger or the black area? If you remember a few things from trigonometry/geometry I’m sure this math problem will be a breeze . As usual the answer to this problem of the week became available a week after the POW was published and can be found here.