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Constructed length ratio (Posted on 2019-04-22) Difficulty: 3 of 5
ABC is a right angled triangle, with the right angle at C. Equilateral triangles BCD, CAE and ABF are constructed on the outside of triangle ABC.

Prove that AD = BE

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Solution No Subject Comment 1 of 1
Let A be at (0,a); B at (b,0), and C at (0,0).
Then D is at (b/2 , - sqrt(3)*b/2)
And  E is at (- sqrt(3)*a/2 , a/2)

Distance(AD)^2 = (1/4)b^2 + a^2 + (3/4)b^2 + sqrt(3)*ab/2
So Distance(BE)^2 =  b^2 + (3/4)a^2 + sqrt(3)*ab/2 + (1/4)a^2

So both distances are a^2 + b^2 + sqrt(3)*ab/2
  Posted by Larry on 2019-04-23 09:47:39
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