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# Two Similar Triangles

Started by BMAD, May 05 2013 01:19 AM

4 replies to this topic

### #1

Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:19 AM

Two similar triangles with integral sides have two of their sides the same. If the third sides differ by 20141, find all of the sides.

### #2

Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:38 AM

Does "two of their sides the same" imply they are isosceles?

Or that two sides of one triangle are equal to two of the other triangle's sides?

It seems the latter, but thought I'd confirm.

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #3

Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

Spoiler for if isosceles

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #4

Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:07 AM

Spoiler for starters

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #5

Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:00 PM Best Answer

Spoiler for solution

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

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