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1. What's the area of the triangle? It's hard because the vertices aren't in the intersections of horizontal and vertical lines, so I have a hard time determining the side lengths, and it's also for Elementary Students Math Olympiads too.  Reply With Quote

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3. Hi Mr. Fly,

How about we draw a tight rectangle around the triangle and we estimate its side lenghts?
The area of the triangle is then the area of the rectangle minus the area of the three right triangles.  Reply With Quote Originally Posted by Klaas van Aarsen Hi Mr. Fly,

How about a tight rectangle around the triangle and estimate its side lenghts?
The area of the triangle is then the area of the rectangle minus the area of the three right triangles.
But the vertices of the triangle don't even touch the rectangle, so I think it's not that easy.  Reply With Quote

5. Originally Posted by Monoxdifly But the vertices of the triangle don't even touch the rectangle, so I think it's not that easy.
Draw a rectangle that touches the vertices. It won't be on the grid lines - only parallel to them.

Alternatively we can draw a help line from A downward to a point D on the same grid line as C.
Now we can add and subtract the relevant right triangles that are aligned with the help lines.  Reply With Quote

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