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The angles in the trapezium are 36o, 36o, 144o and 144o which are all square numbers.
The angles in the triangle are 16o, 64o and 100o which are all square numbers.
The angles in the quadrilateral are 16o, 100o , 144o and 100o which are all square numbers.
Can you draw one of the polygons above such that the perimeter, measured in cm, is a square number?
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A spreadsheet may assist students investigating totals of square numbers.
The free software GeoGebra may assist students drawing the shapes.