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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

triange problem

How can this be true? Have a look at the picture. All the lines are straight, the shapes that make up the top picture are the same as the ones in the bottom picture so where does the gap come from?

Answer: The green triangle has dimensions 2 x 5 and gradient 2 / 5 = 0.4
The red triangle has dimensions 3 x 8 and gradient 3 / 8 = 0.375
Hence the gradient of the green triangle is greater than that of the red triangle.

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