Bunuel wrote:

mrosale2 wrote:

To all,

Combining both statements, is it safe to assume that the diagonal splits the rectangle into two, 30-60-90 triangles and that with information from statement 2 we can determine the area of each triangle?

No. Why would you assume that? A diagonal of a rectangle could make any angle from 0 to 90, not inclusive with adjacent side. Why should it be 30 (or 60) specifically?

Hi Bunuel,

I misread statement 2 as "Diagonal AC is 0.1 meters longer than side

CD.

Obviously I understand now that my reasoning is wrong, but for the sake of learning, would it be correct to assume that, if taking both statements into consideration, and if statement 2 did read how I misread it, my reasoning would be correct?

In this situation, the diagonal AC must be 90 degrees, and because it is twice the size of CD, then the triangle must be 30-60-90. AC is 2x, CD is x, AD is x sqrt3

Or maybe I need to brush up on my fundamentals?

Thank you for your help!