Largest Square inside a Triangle

This Demonstration displays the largest square contained in a triangle.

THINGS TO TRY

SNAPSHOTS

  • [Snapshot]
  • [Snapshot]
  • [Snapshot]

DETAILS

You might like to have fun finding out (though not by using this Demonstration directly) the exact value of the side of the largest square inside: (1) an equilateral triangle with side length one; and (2) an isosceles right triangle with the equal legs of length one. (Hint: the latter is easier than the former.)

RELATED LINKS

    • Share:

Embed Interactive Demonstration New!

Just copy and paste this snippet of JavaScript code into your website or blog to put the live Demonstration on your site. More details »

Files require Wolfram CDF Player or Mathematica.