The ancient Greeks, being masters of geometric manipulation, often tried their hand at "squaring" various shapes. This involved using only the most fundamental rules of geometry to construct a square whose area equals the area of the original shape.
Can you follow in their footsteps and square a simple triangle?
The solution must hold for all types of triangles.
Area of triangle =1/2*b*h
Area of square =x^2
So for a "squared" triangle 1/2*b*h=x^2
the square would have a side equal to Sqrt(1/2*b*h)
Edited on September 22, 2004, 12:44 pm
Posted by B
on 2004-09-22 12:42:39