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    My Daily Math Problem

    If I have a 25 1/2" square and cut it diagonally to make 4 triangles, what will be the size of my triangles? I was really bad at geometry so this one boggles my mind.


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    I asked DH since he is a scientist. He used the Pythagorian Theorem and Algebra to figure it out. If you have a block 25.5 x 25.5 and divide it into 4 triangles, each triangle would be 18.03 on two sides and the longer bottom portion would be 25.5. The height of the triangle would be 12.75. Hope this helps.
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      Re: My Daily Math Problem

      Thanks! That is exactly what I needed.

      Originally posted by BellasQuilts View Post
      I asked DH since he is a scientist. He used the Pythagorian Theorem and Algebra to figure it out. If you have a block 25.5 x 25.5 and divide it into 4 triangles, each triangle would be 18.03 on two sides and the longer bottom portion would be 25.5. The height of the triangle would be 12.75. Hope this helps.

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        Your math question is answered, but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the cartoon. I love word problems, but I have done some where obtaining an answer seemed just as elusive! Thanks for adding some humor to my day!
        Judy

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          I LOVE that cartoon!!!!
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            Love your cartoon!!! So reminds me of those frustrating word problems in junior high, about filling the pool with one hose & draining it with a different hose... My question was always, Why the heck are you filling & draining at the same time???
            May the road rise up to meet you...
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