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A Square, a Rectangle and a Triangle (Posted on 2013-11-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Find the dimensions and orientation of the largest area (a) square and (b) rectangle you can draw inside an equilateral triangle of side 1

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Just the answers, no derivation. | Comment 1 of 3
The largest rectangle is a square, so the answer in both cases is a square of area √(3)/2

Two corners of the square are at the midpoints of two sides of the triangle.

  Posted by Jer on 2013-11-18 15:50:43
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