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How to transform quadrilaterals into triangles with the same area

Quadrilaterals have four sides. To make triangles out of them, three of the vertices should be collinear. Now, what construction should you make so that the area remain unchanged? Here’s how you can transform quadrilaterals into triangles with the same are in three easy steps. 1. Extend one of the sides of the quadrilateral. Let’s…

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Ratio of Areas of Regular Polygons

Problem The two regular polygons ABCDEF and JKI have the same perimeter. What is the ratio of their areas? Solution Since you are comparing areas of polygons, the most efficient solution would be to dissect them into congruent shapes. That is, show that both polygons can be tessellated or tiled by the same shape. Of…

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