Puzzles & Quizzes

Can You Solve the Star-Shaped Geometry Problem?

The star-shaped geometry puzzle presented by Presh Talwalkar of the MindYourDecisions YouTube channel is meant for 8th-grade students. So, can you solve it?

The Geometry Problem

The problem in question is much easier to tackle when drawn out, rather than written. The problem involves a star shape, with only a few of the angles marked with measurements in degrees. The problem asks you to find the measure of angle A in degrees. See the actual diagram below. The answer is described in the video, and written out below if you scroll down. Good luck!

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Here's the Answer

The answer is 30 degrees. Did you solve it? Watch the video above to learn how to arrive at the correct answer.

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Written by Curiosity Staff December 16, 2016

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