Problem at the Art Gallery
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|Ivars Peterson (MathLand)|
|The Crystal Art Gallery was being readied for its grand opening, and I had to figure out how many guards were needed to make sure that every wall of paintings was under scrutiny. I was also ordered to keep costs as low as possible. The trouble was that the art gallery had a distinctive shape. Its walls didn't meet at the usual right angles. Instead, its perimeter consisted of 11 walls forming a highly irregular, sharply cornered, deeply indented polygon. It seemed to me that one way to find a solution to my art gallery problem was to subdivide the 11-sided polygon into triangles...|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Problems/Puzzles, Articles|
|Math Topics:||Triangles and Other Polygons|
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