Hello, really stuck on this problem, any help welcome

AB is parallel to CD, this distance between them is X

The square has side length X

Prove that the angle shown on the diagram is 45 degrees

Thank you

Rhys

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- November 21st 2012, 10:24 AMancyllaGeamotry problem, proof, square between to parallel lines
Hello, really stuck on this problem, any help welcome

AB is parallel to CD, this distance between them is X

The square has side length X

Prove that the angle shown on the diagram is 45 degrees

Thank you

Rhys - November 21st 2012, 10:27 AMMarkFLRe: Geamotry problem, proof, square between to parallel lines
Can you give the diagram?

- November 21st 2012, 10:29 AMancyllaRe: Geamotry problem, proof, square between to parallel lines
- November 21st 2012, 10:30 AMancyllaRe: Geamotry problem, proof, square between to parallel lines
How is that?

Thanks - November 21st 2012, 10:49 AMMarkFLRe: Geamotry problem, proof, square between to parallel lines
You aren't given an angle of rotation for the square?

- November 21st 2012, 10:54 AMancyllaRe: Geamotry problem, proof, square between to parallel lines
thats all the information that is given i am afraid

- November 21st 2012, 11:00 AMMarkFLRe: Geamotry problem, proof, square between to parallel lines
I could be wrong, but it seems to me the angle marked in the diagram depends on the angle of rotation of the square.

- November 21st 2012, 11:15 AMancyllaRe: Geamotry problem, proof, square between to parallel lines
it does not unfortunately, provided that a bit of the square is above and below the line then this will always be true