Dana H.

asked • 03/14/16

Equilateral triangle side lengths

There is a large right isosceles triangle with a hypotenuse length of 24. Inside the triangle is an equilateral triangle with a vertex on the midpoint of the hypotenuse. If the length of each side of the equilateral triangle is k((√3)-1), find k. 
 
I am so confused as to how to do this problem. 

Mark M.

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Where are the other two vertices of the equilateral triangle located?
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Dana H.

They are located on the legs of the larger triangle. 
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Norbert J. M. answered • 03/15/16

Math / Structural Engineering

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