# Help with Problem Solving.

• Aug 15th 2010, 12:59 PM
btwistboy
Help with Problem Solving.
http://i36.tinypic.com/swfo7p.jpg
I need to use 4 straight lines to make this shape into 6 shapes with the same surface area.
The shapes can be different, as long as the surface area is the same.
The lines must cut through the figure completely.
Thanks so much if you help me solve this!
EDIT: The best I could come up with is this way, but I don't know if it follows the rules, Please HELP!
http://i37.tinypic.com/2n99nx1.jpg
• Aug 15th 2010, 01:46 PM
Vlasev
Try by drawing the medians :)
• Aug 15th 2010, 02:28 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlasev
Try by drawing the medians :)

only 3 medians ... instructions say 4 straight lines.
• Aug 15th 2010, 02:39 PM
Vlasev
Oops, but 3 medians should do the trick if you put the fourth line in such a way that it does not make an area. I will think about 4 lines though.
• Aug 15th 2010, 03:12 PM
bjhopper
Hi btwistboy,
How many ways have you tried.Its too easy to give you an answer, If you stick with it you"ll get it.

bjh