December 12th, 2016, 06:31 AM  #1 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 12,091 Thanks: 795  Rectangle: right triangle Code: G E B D C A F E,D on FG, B on CG and A on CF (of course!). Givens are CG and the dimensions of the rectangle. Calculate CF. Is there a "simple way" (as I thought there would be) to calculate CF? I keep getting headaches: can't come up with something simple. Last edited by Denis; December 12th, 2016 at 06:44 AM. 
December 12th, 2016, 10:45 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 12,091 Thanks: 795 
Thanks to my trusty UBasic, found lowest integer case: triangle : sides CFG : 300400500 (from ye olde 345 of course!) ABC : 210280350 ADF : 072096120 BEG : 054072090 So rectangle: 72 by 350 

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