Sunday Afternoon Maths XXX
Posted on 2014-10-05
"Give me change for a dollar, please," said the customer.
"I'm sorry," said the cashier, "but I can't do it with the coins I have. In fact, I can't change a half dollar, quarter, dime or nickel."
"Do you have any coins at all?" asked the customer.
"Oh yes," said the cashier, "I have $1.15 in coins."
Which coins are in the cash register?
(The available coins are 50¢, 25¢, 10¢ 5¢ and 1¢.)
Source: Futilty Closet
Timothy, Urban, and Vincent are digging identical holes in a field.
When Timothy and Urban work together, they dig 1 hole in 4 days.
When Timothy and Vincent work together, they dig 1 hole in 3 days.
When Urban and Vincent work together, they dig 1 hole in 2 days.
Working alone, how long does it take Timothy to dig one hole?
Square in a triangle
Source: Maths Jam
A right-angled triangle has short sides of length \(a\) and \(b\). A square is drawn in the triangle so that two sides lie on the sides of the triangle and a corner lies on the hypotenuse.
What is the length of a side of the square?