I'm looking for some simple geometry-based conundrums - possibly based on real-world examples such as problems involving ladders leaning against walls and suchlike.
Once a week I go out for lunch with my father-in-law and a couple of other retired gentlemen. As part of this, we take it in turns to bring a "project" for the others to peruse and ponder over the following week.
Now, do you recall the New Brain-Boggler I posed a couple of days ago. This involves using simple geometry (angles in a triangle type stuff) to solve a problem.
Unfortunately that one would be too much for what I'm looking for (I've not managed to solve it myself yet). But I thought that easier versions of this general type of problem might be amusing for the other guys.
So, do you know of any such simple geometry-based conundrums that I could use? Maybe based on real-world examples such as problems involving ladders leaning against walls and stuff like that?
I guess the sort of thing I'm looking for involves being given some angles and/or dimensions and using these to determine other angles and/or dimensions.
I'd like to start with a few REALLY simple examples and then gradually increase the complexity. So, any suggestions you may have will be very gratefully received.
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