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    Rectangle within a triangle function.

    The figure shown here shows a rectangle inscribed in an isosceles right triangle whose hypotenuse is 2 units long. Image attached at bottom.

    (a) Express the y-coordinate of P in terms of x.

    (b) Express the area of the rectangle in terms of x.

    http://www.math.sunysb.edu/~scott/pk...s/image033.gif

    Thank you in advance for any assistance!
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    What is P? There is no P in the diagram.
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    Whoops sorry, the point P is where the rectangle intersects the line on the right size of the triangle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrhowe View Post
    Whoops sorry, the point P is where the rectangle intersects the line on the right size of the triangle.
    Then x,-Bx+B)" alt="Px,-Bx+B)" />.
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