Any thoughts on the sketch?
Many Thanks
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I presume that the "right triangle" referred to is the one at the right of the parallelogram. It should be clear to you that the right triangle at the left is identical to the first one and has the same area. So in order that the area of either of those two right triangles be "exactly half" the area of the parallelogram, there must be nothing but those two right triangles. That is, there is no "middle section"- the "two" verticals must be one- that vertical goes from vertex D to vertex B. What does that look like?
Hello HallsofIvy,
This should be that identical right angled triangle at the left
Then the triangle which has half the area of the parallelogram would be,
Correct ?
Many THanks
Hey mathlearn!
I think the right triangle is fixed.
We have something like this:
And if we make $x$ smaller, we get:
Hmm... let's make $x$ negative:
I think we need $x=0$:
Now the right triangle takes up half of the parallellogram.
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