Originally Posted by

**nsabs** **posted this a minute ago but in the wrong forum section***

I am trying to determine the formula for dA/dH for an isosceles triangle with a base of 50mm and a height of 30mm.

Mr F says: This area of this triangle is constant so it's rate of change is zero.

I think it has something to do with the changing area of a trapezoid as the angles from teh base to the sides must remain the same.

Mr F says: Where does the trapezoid come from??

Using that idea the A(trap) = h[(b1+b2)/2] but I'm not sure how to relate the top surface (b2) with the change in h.

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