Home

Home | Geometry | Quadrilaterals | Recommended Investigations | Land Dispute


Land Dispute


A dispute over land occurs between Squaresville and Centerville. Both towns claim to have rights to a certain square area. Their dispute is about a plot of land that appears to be shared by 1/ 16 of each of their areas. Construct possible regions for Squaresville, Centerville, and their intersection. How could you resolve this dispute?

(Source: Adapted from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Feb 1998)


Submit your idea for an investigation to InterMath.