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    Geometric Teaser

    The vertex of the right triangle rest on the center point of the square. Can you determine the area of the shaded region?
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    Re: Geometric Teaser

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">One quarter of the area of the square, i.e. 36</span hide>

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    Re: Geometric Teaser

    It's clear that you can rotate the triangle to a position where this will be obvious. I can't see why the area is fixed as the triangle rotates though.

    StuartR

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    Oh, I see it now, there are a couple of identical triangles to add.

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    Re: Geometric Teaser

    See the attached picture. Since it's a spoiler for the puzzle, I've zipped it.

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    Re: Geometric Teaser

    Yep, that was the two identical triangles I saw

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    Re: Geometric Teaser

    I hadn't seen your edit before I posted my reply...

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    Re: Geometric Teaser

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> - You've probably had enough choocy lately. How 'bout a big bowl of Bertie Bott's Jelly Beans?
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    Re: Geometric Teaser

    *NEW*Rotten Egg flavor jelly beans? <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Geometric Teaser

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> - It's great to get a bowl of these and watch the facial expressions of others when they get one of the 'gross" ones. Is it lime or is it turnip? There's also chocolate (you can have that one) and chocolate mousse - just beware, for it could also be dirt or mud!!

    You'd better pick from this list... Better "Safer" Flavors
    - Ricky

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