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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Find the area of the largest triangle that can be inscribed into a cube of side a.

Similarly: Find the area of the largest equilateral triangle that can be inscribed in a cube of side a.

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-05-30 06:43:04)*

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Nothing, ha?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Stefy,

I must have been busy on 30th May.

I offer the solution to part two in the diagram below. The area is easily worked out using half ABsinC and Pythag.

I suspect it is also the answer to part one.

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Do you have a proof that is the solution?

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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In a word, No.

Do you?

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Nope. I will try to think of something.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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