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Minimal area. (Posted on 2010-03-29) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Take some point V and draw two rays from it. Choose some other point W in between those two rays. Then, construct a line that touches both rays and passes through W.

Now, this line forms a closed triangle together with the two rays. The point W divides this line into two segments (x1, x2). What is the ratio of these two segments such that the area of the enclosed triangle is minimal?

Does this minimal area even exist?

See The Solution Submitted by Vee-Liem Veefessional    
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  Subject Author Date
SolutionSolutionBractals2010-03-30 23:17:18
re(3): ThoughtsCharlie2010-03-30 21:58:44
SolutionA longer solutionBrian Smith2010-03-30 20:34:53
Some Thoughtsre(2): ThoughtsBractals2010-03-30 19:57:51
re: Thoughtsbrianjn2010-03-30 09:33:18
Some ThoughtsThoughtsBractals2010-03-30 06:07:48
re: IncompleteCharlie2010-03-29 17:44:09
re: solutionCharlie2010-03-29 16:21:03
SolutionsolutionCharlie2010-03-29 16:19:33
Some ThoughtsIncompletehoodat2010-03-29 15:45:08
Explanation with no real proof.Jer2010-03-29 14:07:24
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