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### Shapes

March10

Have you ever wondered why we put a round pizza into a square box and cut it into triangles? Don’t worry – most of us never think about it. But here is the exploration – check out what other shapes pizzas come in and find the most economic design.

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### Can you handle a bit of pizza?

January22

In this online test you are required to interpret Pie Graphs. See how you do. The pizza was photographed by H3 in Italy in the city of Florence.

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NCEA Level 2 Algebra Problem. Using the information given, the shaded area = 9, that is:
y(y-8) = 9 –> y.y – 8y – 9 =0
–> (y-9)(y+1) = 0, therefore y = 9 (can’t have a distance of – 1 for the other solution for y)
Using the top and bottom of the rectangle,
x = (y-8)(y+2) = (9-8)(9+2) = 11
but, the left side = (x-4) = 11-4 = 7, but rhs = y+? = 9+?, which is greater than the value of the opp. side??
[I think that the left had side was a mistake and should have read (x+4)?]