Math Circles Meeting: October 5th, 2013

 

The 1st meeting of the Islander Math Circles, Fall 2013

Facilitators: Sarah Ives, Kim Moore, George Tintera

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Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • An Area Problem:  

ScaleneTriangle

    • What is the area of the largest rectangle that can be inscribed in this triangle?
    • What is the width and length of that rectangle?
    • Can you prove your answer algebraically?
    • What relationships do you notice between the dimensions?
    • Can you prove that these relationships would hold true for any maximum rectangle inscribed in a triangle?

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