# Algebra-similar triangles-year11

• Feb 23rd 2013, 04:55 PM
Zashmar
Algebra-similar triangles-year11
Hey fellas,

I am doing my homework and cannot quite get this question, it seems familiar but no matter how hard i try i am always assuming some vairable incorrectly (Headbang)
But that is all okay because i have found this forum.
Okay here goes...

I inserted a picture i think

It is an isosceles triangle with a hypotenuse of 10m, and inside the triangle there is a 1m square positioned on the right angle (bottom left corner) the squares top right hand corner touches the hypotenuse. solve for side A

thanks(Wink)
• Feb 23rd 2013, 05:19 PM
Prove It
Re: Algebra-similar triangles-year11
I can't see a picture. Also, isosceles triangles do not have hypotenuses.
• Feb 23rd 2013, 05:50 PM
Zashmar
Re: Algebra-similar triangles-year11
Sorry i meant right angled trignale :/
it wont let me paste the image :( i tried to describe it that is as good as i can
• Feb 24th 2013, 01:51 AM
Prove It
Re: Algebra-similar triangles-year11
To upload an image, you need to upload it to a photo sharing site such as photobucket, and then use the link in image tags - [ img ] [/ img ] (without the spaces)