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Area Ascertainment II (Posted on 2014-10-24) Difficulty: 3 of 5
In triangle ABC, it is known that AB = 9 and BC/AC = 40/41.

Find the maximum possible area of the triangle ABC.

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re: Nice problem and nice solutions. | Comment 7 of 8 |
(In reply to Nice problem and nice solutions. by Ady TZIDON)

Actually, Ady, 820 = 40*41/2, so the 5 is really incidental.

I am struck that 41^2 = 40^2 + 9^2.  Is this why things simplified so nicely?

  Posted by Steve Herman on 2014-10-26 10:31:09
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