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Through a point on the hypotenuse of a right triangle, lines are drawn

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Through a point on the hypotenuse of a right triangle, lines are drawn parallel to the legs of the triangle so that the triangle is divided into a square and two smaller right triangles. The area of one of the two small right triangles is m times the area of the square. The ratio of the area of the other small right triangle to the area of the square is


(A) 1/(2m + 1)

(B) m

(C) 1 - m

(D) 1/(4m)

(E) 1/(8m^2)

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Can someone explain why its D?

For it to construct a square doesnt the point on the hypotenuse have to be the mid point of it ?

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Can someone explain why its D?

For it to construct a square doesnt the point on the hypotenuse have to be the mid point of it ?

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Through a point on the hypotenuse of a right triangle, lines are drawn parallel to the legs of the triangle so that the triangle is divided into a square and two smaller right triangles. The area of one of the two small right triangles is m times the area of the square. The ratio of the area of the other small right triangle to the area of the square is


(A) 1/(2m + 1)

(B) m

(C) 1 - m

(D) 1/(4m)

(E) 1/(8m^2)


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\(\triangle ABD\) and \(\triangle DEF\) are similar

So AB/DE = BD/EF

So \(\frac{x}{1}\)=\(\frac{1}{2m}\)
x= \(\frac{1}{2m}\)

Area of \(\triangle ABD\) = \(\frac{x}{2}\) =\(\frac{1}{4m}\)

So the ratio of \(\triangle ABD\) to area of Square BCDE to is = \(\frac{1}{4m}\)

ajmekal Sanjeetgujrall Hope this helps
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Bunuel wrote:
Through a point on the hypotenuse of a right triangle, lines are drawn parallel to the legs of the triangle so that the triangle is divided into a square and two smaller right triangles. The area of one of the two small right triangles is m times the area of the square. The ratio of the area of the other small right triangle to the area of the square is


(A) 1/(2m + 1)

(B) m

(C) 1 - m

(D) 1/(4m)

(E) 1/(8m^2)


Please find the image attached.
\(\triangle ABD\) and \(\triangle DEF\) are similar

So AB/DE = BD/EF

So \(\frac{x}{1}\)=\(\frac{1}{2m}\)
x= \(\frac{1}{2m}\)

Area of \(\triangle ABD\) = \(\frac{x}{2}\) =\(\frac{1}{4m}\)

So the ratio of \(\triangle ABD\) to area of Square BCDE to is = \(\frac{1}{4m}\)

ajmekal Sanjeetgujrall Hope this helps


Hi mamas, how are they similar ?
Both have 1 side equal because of square and angle ABC = angle DEF....what's the third thing ?

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Sanjeetgujrall wrote:
Manas1212 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Through a point on the hypotenuse of a right triangle, lines are drawn parallel to the legs of the triangle so that the triangle is divided into a square and two smaller right triangles. The area of one of the two small right triangles is m times the area of the square. The ratio of the area of the other small right triangle to the area of the square is


(A) 1/(2m + 1)

(B) m

(C) 1 - m

(D) 1/(4m)

(E) 1/(8m^2)


Please find the image attached.
\(\triangle ABD\) and \(\triangle DEF\) are similar

So AB/DE = BD/EF

So \(\frac{x}{1}\)=\(\frac{1}{2m}\)
x= \(\frac{1}{2m}\)

Area of \(\triangle ABD\) = \(\frac{x}{2}\) =\(\frac{1}{4m}\)

So the ratio of \(\triangle ABD\) to area of Square BCDE to is = \(\frac{1}{4m}\)

ajmekal Sanjeetgujrall Hope this helps


Hi mamas, how are they similar ?
Both have 1 side equal because of square and angle ABC = angle DEF....what's the third thing ?

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Take any angle as y , other angle of the triangle would be 90-y. So it would be angle-angle-angle Similar

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Manas1212 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Through a point on the hypotenuse of a right triangle, lines are drawn parallel to the legs of the triangle so that the triangle is divided into a square and two smaller right triangles. The area of one of the two small right triangles is m times the area of the square. The ratio of the area of the other small right triangle to the area of the square is


(A) 1/(2m + 1)

(B) m

(C) 1 - m

(D) 1/(4m)

(E) 1/(8m^2)


Please find the image attached.
\(\triangle ABD\) and \(\triangle DEF\) are similar

So AB/DE = BD/EF

So \(\frac{x}{1}\)=\(\frac{1}{2m}\)
x= \(\frac{1}{2m}\)

Area of \(\triangle ABD\) = \(\frac{x}{2}\) =\(\frac{1}{4m}\)

So the ratio of \(\triangle ABD\) to area of Square BCDE to is = \(\frac{1}{4m}\)

ajmekal Sanjeetgujrall Hope this helps
How are you deriving 2m?
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Manas1212 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Through a point on the hypotenuse of a right triangle, lines are drawn parallel to the legs of the triangle so that the triangle is divided into a square and two smaller right triangles. The area of one of the two small right triangles is m times the area of the square. The ratio of the area of the other small right triangle to the area of the square is


(A) 1/(2m + 1)

(B) m

(C) 1 - m

(D) 1/(4m)

(E) 1/(8m^2)


Please find the image attached.
\(\triangle ABD\) and \(\triangle DEF\) are similar

So AB/DE = BD/EF

So \(\frac{x}{1}\)=\(\frac{1}{2m}\)
x= \(\frac{1}{2m}\)

Area of \(\triangle ABD\) = \(\frac{x}{2}\) =\(\frac{1}{4m}\)

So the ratio of \(\triangle ABD\) to area of Square BCDE to is = \(\frac{1}{4m}\)

ajmekal Sanjeetgujrall Hope this helps
How are you deriving 2m?


Its given the area of the square to one of the triangles is m. lets assume thats \(\triangle DEF\)

\(\frac{Area of triangle DEF}{Area of Square}\) = \(\frac{m}{1}\)

\(\frac{1/2*DE*AB}{1}\)= \(\frac{m}{1}\) where DE = 1


Solving this AB = 2m

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Actually that will not work. If we take any angle as y , other angle of the triangle would be 90-y.......agree

But it does not have to be the same for the other triangle. Other triangle could have an angle z and 90-z

But y does not have to be z

How is it AAA?
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Sanjeetgujrall wrote:
Manas1212

Actually that will not work. If we take any angle as y , other angle of the triangle would be 90-y.......agree

But it does not have to be the same for the other triangle. Other triangle could have an angle z and 90-z

But y does not have to be z

How is it AAA?


Let \(\angle BAD\)= y

So \(\angle ADB\)=90-y= \(\angle DFE\)

Hope It Helps Sanjeetgujrall
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