Goat Grazing

Goat Loci Problem

Can you accurately draw a plan view of the goat's grass eating area?

Extension: How many square metres does this area cover?

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Topics: Starter | Loci | Mensuration | Shape

  • Mr Flanagan, Co Down
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  • A little difficult for primary classes due to the arcs.
  • Mrs Hustler, UK
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  • Great problem solving question for higher GCSE students.

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