A point lies inside an equilateral triangle with sides of length s. Its distances from the 3 sides are x, y, and z. What can you say about x+y+z? Prove your answer.

I know how to build a diagram for this but I am stuck after that? Any ideas?

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- October 20th 2010, 10:15 AMmatgrlEquilateral Triangle
A point lies inside an equilateral triangle with sides of length s. Its distances from the 3 sides are x, y, and z. What can you say about x+y+z? Prove your answer.

I know how to build a diagram for this but I am stuck after that? Any ideas? - October 20th 2010, 11:30 AMPlato
Is it true that the area of the whole triangle is

- October 21st 2010, 05:19 AMmatgrl
Yes if we are using an equilateral triangle then this must be true.

- October 21st 2010, 05:37 AMPlato