Consider a rectangular piece of paper ABCD, with AB = √2 and AD = 1. The rectangle is folded so that:
- B coincides with the point X on CD and:
- The resulting crease is AY which passes through the corner A.
Determine the length of the three sides of the triangle DXY.
DX = 1
DY = 1.47363
XY = 0.58579
The exact length of DX is an assumption made upon observing where X should be located to cause the perpendicular bisector of BX (on rectangle prior to folding) to pass through A.
Posted by Charlie
on 2014-05-18 23:54:26