Posted by Denis Borris on October 04, 2002 at 00:34:18:
In Reply to: Ok, I've mucked everything up... posted by Annie on October 03, 2002 at 23:13:41:
: I've been trying to work, but I keep mucking this up. SERIOUS mucking. Muck Muck Muck. Here's the problem:
: I need to think up an /interesting/ and /unique/ shape who's perimeter and area are equal. I keep trying and trying, but I can't think of anything. The only one we are not allowed to use it one that has a hole in it. That was the example. Heeeellllp!
SQUARE: a^2 = 4a; a=4
RECTANGLE: ab=2a + 2b; a=6,b=3
RIGHT TRIANGLE: sqrt(a^2 + b^2) = ab/2 - a - b; a/b/c=5/12/13, also 6/8/10
Ask question if not clear; I don't feel much like typing more....
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