2009 UNCO Math Contest II Problems/Problem 5
Problem
The two large isosceles right triangles are congruent. If the area of the inscribed square is square units, what is the area of the inscribed square ?
Solution
We see that the area of triangle A and B is 450 from the area of square A doubled. Noticing that all triangles made are 45-45-90,we write the area of the figure in terms of s, a side of square b. Writing this as (s^2)/4 + 2s^2 = 450, solving by algebra is trivial and we see s is , and the area of square b is therefore .
See also
2009 UNCO Math Contest II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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