1. 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
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

2. Re: Algebra-similar triangles-year11

I can't see a picture. Also, isosceles triangles do not have hypotenuses.

3. 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

4. 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)