Solved Problem 1: Side of a Triangle

Grade Level: 3 – 6

Starting now, we will be solving some problems with detailed solutions. Today, we’ll start with a problem about square and triangle.

Problem

The side of square ABCD is 12 cm. Point P is drawn on side AB and then connected to D. If the area of triangle APD = 60 square centimeters, what is the length of AP?

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Solution

The area of a triangle is the product of half of its base and height. ABCD is a square, so A is a right angle; therefore, we can take AP and AD as base and height. We let AP = nContinue reading “Solved Problem 1: Side of a Triangle”