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anonymous
 5 years ago
Prove that the area of an isosceles right triangle is onefourth the square of the length of the hypotenuse.
anonymous
 5 years ago
Prove that the area of an isosceles right triangle is onefourth the square of the length of the hypotenuse.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Two sides equal in length

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If I make a straight line dividing the isosceles triangle it makes two right triangles inside it

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In order to prove this you need to set up an isosceles right triangle, find the area, find the length hypotenuse.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how when there are no numbers provided?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You put in your own numbers, dummy numbers, or you can use letters to represent all numbers.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0IF I plug in 5 for my base and 3 for my height I get an area of 7.5 I can calculate the hypotenuse 3^2 + 5^2 = c^2 9 + 25 = c^2 34 = c^2 5.83 as my third side...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what is my next step of how to prove the area of an isosceles triangle is onefourth the square of the length of the hypotenuse?

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1An isosceles right triangle is a 454590 triangle with sides of x and hypotenuse of sqrt(2)x x^2 +x^2 = (sqrt(2)x)^2 2x^2 = 2x^2 We know the area of triangle is 1/2 base*height, where base and height are both x A = 1/2*x^2 Hypotenuse is sqrt(2)x > Hypotenuse^2 = (sqrt(2)x)^2 = 2x^2 1/4*2x^2 = 1/2*x^2 Therefore Area is 1/4 of Hypotenuse^2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh my goodness... you did good... I just have to understand it in english now lol thank you!!

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1your welcome sorry i only speak english so cant help you there :)
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