tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4227811469912372962.post993110477931345256..comments2017-10-28T10:30:21.294-07:00Comments on Math off the grid: Simplifying a ProofBenjamin Leisnoreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4227811469912372962.post-27551844857999461432015-04-08T22:01:59.571-07:002015-04-08T22:01:59.571-07:00You can certainly do this by guess and check.
Tak...You can certainly do this by guess and check.<br /><br />Take advantage of the fact the aspect ratio is under-specified, so you can just pick them. Make the rectangle 5 units wide. That tells you the height of the 5 triangle is 2. Then you can pick the 3 triangles is 2 units high and 3 wide. The 4 triangle works out at 4 units high and 2 wide. This is a guess & check solution - you are essentially guessing the answer on the quadratic.Dan Coryhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14022130153521834987noreply@blogger.com