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by monkeyolsen
Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Beginning Algebra
Topic: Ratio of the area of a square to the area of a triangle
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Re: Ratio of the area of a square to the area of a triangle

area of square = 5*5 = 25 Triangle altitude: let the altitude of the equilateral triangle be x 5^2 = (2.5)^2 + x^2 x^2 = 25-(25/4) = 75/4 x = 5root(3)/2 area of triangle = (b*h)/2 b = 5 h= x = 5root(3)/2 area = [(5)*(5root(3)/2)]/2 = 25root(3)/4 ratio of area of square to area of triangle = 25/[25ro...

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