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angela210793

  • 5 years ago

there is a triangle ABC, inside the triangle a square of side length "x" has been drawn... with on vertex on AB, one on AC and two on BC.... Find the perimeter of the triangle...

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  1. watchmath
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    Is ABC equilateral?

  2. angela210793
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    I asked 4 informations 2 but tht's it....no further information...O.o

  3. watchmath
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    Do you have the picture of it?

  4. angela210793
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    No i don't...a friend of mine asked me this...no pic...sorry :(

  5. anonymous
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    i guess it mus be an equilateral,otherwise square is hard to fit inside

  6. angela210793
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    |I can't even imagine how it may b..O.o

  7. anonymous
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    means with vertices on the sides

  8. angela210793
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    Assume it is equilateral....how do u solve it?

  9. watchmath
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    Draw the height line and notice that you have two similar triangles.

  10. watchmath
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    well actually three similar triangles

  11. angela210793
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    we want triangle's perimeter...

  12. watchmath
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    yes, I just give you a hint since I know that you are capable of doing this :)

  13. angela210793
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    doesn't the height split the triangle in 2 triangles? where did the 3rd come from? O.o

  14. watchmath
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    correct but you have another triangle on the right of your square

  15. watchmath
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    which is already there before you split by the height

  16. angela210793
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    I think i got it...i think i'm solving it...can u just tell me wht's h=? in a equilateral triangle? i don't remember it...:(:(

  17. watchmath
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    you can use pythagorean to find the h in terms of the length of the triangle

  18. angela210793
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    No i'm not looking 4 this 1...cause i'll use this later...it is a*sqr2/2 right?

  19. watchmath
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    I mean if you forget you can always use the Pythagorean theorem to find out that.

  20. angela210793
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    Yea Ok...:) Thnx a lot :)

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