Math

Math Problem From Russia’s Prime Minister

Recently Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited 11th grade students (about 17-18 years old) and asked them a challenging geometry problem. Can you figure it out?

I came across this puzzle in Alex Bellos’s column on The Guardian. He has a new book that I wanted to share titled “The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book.” I read a review copy of the math puzzles chapter and it was very fun to work out the puzzles. Links to the book and other work by Alex Bellos below ⬇⬇⬇

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Alex Bellos’s column on The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/profile/alexbellos
Alex Bellos website
http://www.alexbellos.com/

ICM 2022
https://icm2022.org/blog/a-math-problem-from-the-prime-minister
The Guardian (Alex Bellos’ puzzle column)
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/20/can-you-solve-it-russias-prime-minister-sets-a-geometry-puzzle
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https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/Orthocenter

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