Test your mathematical skills with the Problems of the Week from the Spring 2018 issue of Math Matters magazine!

We solved **Problems 1 and 2**.

Check your solution to **Problem 1.**

Check your solution to **Problem 2.**

You’ve been working on **Problem 3**.

**Problem 3.** A convex octagon inscribed in a circle has four consecutive sides of length 3 and four consecutive sides of length 2. Find the area of the octagon.

Check your solution to **Problem 3.**

Was **Problem 3** a breeze? Next up is **Problem 4**!

**Problem 4.** In trapezoid PQRS, PQ and SR are perpendicular to PS, PQ < RS and PQ + RS = QR. Given that PS = 20, find the value of PQ * RS.

Check back the first Monday of October for the answer to **Problem 4** and to take a look at **Problem 5**!

Published: September 3, 2018