I'm trying to find an expression, equation.
Given rectangle x by y, what is the single value, a, by which I can reduce
each side to halve the area.
xy / 2 = (x-a)(y-a) solve for a
Hello, gowan!
Given rectangle by , what is the single value, ,
by which I can reduce each side to halve the area?
. . Solve for
We have: .
. . which simplifies to:. . . . . a quadratic in
Quadratic Formula: .
The answer is the smaller of the two values: .