Member • Dec 20, 2010

## Find The Area Of My Shield

Once upon a time, Mars, the God of war, intended to test the IQ of the goddess Minerva. So, showing his shield, he told her: "Darling, on my shield, there are 3 equal circles which represent the qualities of the warrior: strength, flexibility, and decisiveness. As you can see, one of the circles has been scratched by a sword, and the resulting score is three inches long (line AB in the illustration). Can you then tell me what is the area of my shield?".

*Find the very shortest way to solve this puzzle and use only basic geometry. Trigonometry is not allowed!*

Discuss your answers below.

PS: I've not yet worked on this puzzle, so don't ask for clues ðŸ˜›.