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 3 years ago
Is it really a defect in formula or what's actually going on ? Please comment on the figure contents!
 3 years ago
Is it really a defect in formula or what's actually going on ? Please comment on the figure contents!

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Rizaldo
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Those were more mind bloggling, bt this one is different as when you calculate the area of the figures in side the triangle it results different from when you calculate the area for big or whole triangle.

estudier
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I assumed it is just a variation of the theme. Is it serious question or just puzzle?

joemath314159
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3its the same concept. The slope of the red triangles hypotenuse is 3/8 The slope of the green triangles hypotenuse is 2/5. That long "hypotenuse" isnt a hypotenuse at all. Its bent.

joemath314159
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3its really a quadrilateral that looks like a triangle (because of the small bend)

Rizaldo
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1how come it be a quadrilateral, I don't think so. Althou I don't hav any clue, bt you can check this happens when you do it by yourself.

joemath314159
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3if you have a right triangle, the hypotenuse has to the the same slope the whole way through. it cant bend. but like i said earlier, the red triangles hypotenuse has a different slope than the green one. Calculating the area piece by piece is the correct way. Treating the whole thing like a triangle isnt, because its not a triangle. Just because it looks like one doesnt mean it is. Thats where the trick lies.

joemath314159
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.32/5 doesnt equal 3/8

Rizaldo
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well I am willynilly agree w/u. ;)
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