There is a rectangle inside an isosceles triangle. One side of the rectangle is on the base of the isosceles triangle. The 2 corners on the other side of the rectangle are touching the equal lengths of the isosceles triangle.
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Attachment 19524 "Write down, in terms of x the height, h, of the rectangle."
Here's what I came up with:
The longer length of the triangle is
The hypotenuse of the smaller bottom left/right right angle triangle + the hypotenuse of the smaller top left/right right angle triangle = sqrt(106.25)
The equation becomes:
That doesn't seem correct and seems way too complex. I cannot simplify it down to just h=...
Can anyone help me?