Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)
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Maths Item of the Month
A Christmas Star
An eight pointed Christmas star is made with a gold layer and a silver layer.
The star for the gold layer is formed from a regular octagon ABCDEFGH by finding the points of intersection of the squares ACEG and BDFH.
The silver layer is formed from the same regular octagon ABCDEFGH by creating the star ADGBEHCF.
What fraction of the gold layer is covered by the silver layer?