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.

Where are the other two vertices of the equilateral triangle located?


Dana H.

They are located on the legs of the larger triangle. 


1 Expert Answer


Norbert J. M. answered • 03/15/16

Math / Structural Engineering

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