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Show that a regular pentagon can be divided into 2010 triangles:
. . where 1 is type A and 2009 are type B.
Type A triangle has angles: .72°, 72°, 36°.
Type B triangle has angles: .36°, 36°, 108°.
In the above diagram, the pentagon is divided into: . 1 Type A, 2 Type B.
Consider the Type A triangle:
/ 2 \ F
/ 108° *
/ * \
/36°* 1 \
/ * 36° 72° \
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is a Type A triangle.
is a Type B triangle.
That is, a Type A triangle can be divided into: 1 Type A and 1 Type B.
We have divided the pentagon into: 1 Type A, 3 Type B.
Repeat the process with Type A triangle
. . and we have: 1 Type A, 4 Type B.
and so on . . .
Therefore, starting with Type A triangle ,
. . perform the angle-bisection 2007 times
and we will have 1 Type A and 2009 Type B triangles.