Steve Humble examines how a cathedral like Durham was designed by following the master mason's use of practical geometry, symmetry, pattern and proportions. If you switch on your mathematical eyes and visit you local church or cathedral you might find some mathematical secrets within the architecture. Here Steve discovers some hidden symmetry in Durham Cathedral and the challenge now is to find the circumference of one of the columns.
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