







Weighing stars and hearts 
20190225 

From Zach: Two stars and one heart weigh 38 units. One star and one heart weigh 27 units what is the weight of each? Answered by Penny Nom. 





An 8 pointed star inscribed in a circle 
20150410 

From Kermit: How do you find the area of the star that is formed by two squares and surrounded by a circle. The only given information is that the radius of the circle is 10. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 5 pointed star in a circle 
20120805 

From wiljohn: find the area of a 5 pointed star in the circle with a radius of 12.517 Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Range and Domain of a Star 
20090514 

From Larry: I am an old teacher trying to help my grandson. He has to draw a structure to scale and then determine the function, domain and range. One line on the structure is from (0,8) to (8,4). I used the intercept method and found the function to by y=1.5x +8 (I think) but can't find the range and domain) Thanks Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





The area of a 5point star 
20080627 

From rebecca: Hello,
For a maths extension program i've been given the challenge of finding the area of a 5point star with each of the 10 outside edges being a length of 1.23cm
How might I go about finding the area for such a shape given only this piece of information?
Sincerely, Rebecca Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





A six pointed star 
20080619 

From Bree: Triangles ABC and DEF are equilateral triangles with the same side length of 12cm. The polygon at the centre of the star is a regular hexagon. What is the area of the hexagon? Justify your response.
The triangles are in a shape of a six pointed star with the hexagon in the middle. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 6 pointed star 
20080304 

From Siddharth: When 2 congruent equilateral triangles share a common center, their union can be a star
If their overlap is a regular hexagon with an area of 60, what is the area of one of the original equilateral triangles?
a) 60 b) 70 c) 80 d)90 e)100 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Area of a star in a regular pentagon with side length 10cm 
20070724 

From Chetna: A regular pentagon with side 10 cm has a star drawn within (the vertices match).
What is the area of the star? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Area of a fivepointed star 
20070305 

From Ashley: What is the area of a five pointed star inscribed in a circle with a radius of 10cm? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Star of Bethlehem 
20061205 

From Stephen: I need to construct a star for a Christmas play being done at our church. I want it to be a fourpointed star. The top and side points should be 12 inches long and the bottom point 24 inches. It will be flat on the back but raised on the front with lights inside for illumination. Each point will be made of two triangles with a ridge in the center. I would like the width of the rays at the center (widest point or center of star) to be about five inches and the center ridge at this same point to be raised about two inches from the flat back. I need to know the dimensions and angles of each of the 8 triangles that make up the star so that all of them meet properly at the center of the star so as to have the correct height from the flat back. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Stairs for the front of a new community center 
20061024 

From Tia: Plans for a set of stairs for the front of a new community center use the ratio of rise to run of 2 units to 5 units. Are these stairs within carpenters guidelines,which state that the ratio of rise to run should be between 0.45 and 0.60 Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 3dimensional star 
20060315 

From Rachel: I am trying to figure out the name of a figure that consists of 8 (I think) square pyramids. There is a net drawing of this figure somewhere and I can't find it because I don't know the name. When all 8 pyramids are connected, they form a '3dimensional star'. We did this project when I was 14 years old and I am now a 27 year old teacher and I would love to do this project with my kids.
Answered by chris Fisher. 





Planting trees 
20041115 

From Heather: Design a plan of how it would be possible to plant 10 trees in 5 rows, and have 4 trees in each row. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 3 dimensional 5 pointed star 
20011108 

From Kent: I am looking for a formula that will give me a layout for a 3 dimensional 5 pointed star. I want to form it out of sheet metal, using 5 polygons and soldering them at the apex. Can you please help me with this? I would like to be able to give the formula the height of the star from the bottom two points to the top point and also how deep the star is. Thank you very much! Answered by Judi McDonald. 





Starmultiplication 
20000407 

From Greg Potts: I have this question to answer and I don't know where to start. 1*9=0, 9*8=72 and 2*8=9, then 9*9 =? Answered by Penny Nom. 

