# Can You Solve This 8th Grade Geometry Problem? 75% Got The Wrong Answer

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What is angle A in the star-shaped figure? This problem appeared on the 1999 AMC 8 test (intended for 8th grade students in the US). Approximately 75% of test-takers did not mark the correct response. Can you figure it out? Watch the video for a solution.

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https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/CurriculumInspirations/CB002_Angles-in-a-Star.pdf

http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/1999-amc-8-general-statistics

https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php?title=1999_AMC_8_Problems/Problem_21

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My blog post for this video

http://wp.me/p6aMk-4YG

Sources

https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/CurriculumInspirations/CB002_Angles-in-a-Star.pdf

http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/1999-amc-8-general-statistics

https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php?title=1999_AMC_8_Problems/Problem_21

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My Books

"The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 24 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444

"The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 2 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/

"Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/

"Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/

"Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/

"40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.8/5 stars on 9 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/

"The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/

"Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 2 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/

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- prenavan Added i solved this in 10s