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How to do it? (Posted on 2018-09-05) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Provide detailed instructions how to construct a right triangle with edge lengths in geometric progression.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 5.0000 (1 votes)

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I am happy because when I heard he word "construct" I too had the thought that this was a ruler, compass, and pencil problem. I knew of these but didn't trust that it was this type of problem. Also, it is a 2-parter: find the numbers you need and then find the construction methods. 

I am pleased because until now I did not know the method of taking square roots this way. Very cool. 

Also note - the solution calls for taking the square root of a square too!

Edited on September 7, 2018, 1:41 am
  Posted by Steven Lord on 2018-09-07 01:40:31

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