Advanced Starters:Showing only Trigonometry Advanced StartersAngle Thinking: Find the range of possible angles, x, for which tan x > cos x > sin x [Topic(s): Trigonometry Inequalities] Find The Radius: Find the radius of the circle from the small amount of information provided. [Topic(s): Geometry Trigonometry Algebra] Pizza Slice: A problem which can be solved by considereing the areas of a triangle and a sector of a circle. [Topic(s): Mensuration, Area, Trigonometry] Road Connections: Design roads to connect four houses that are on the corners of a square, side of length one mile, to minimise the total length of the roads. [Topic(s): Calculus Trigonometry]

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