02142019, 03:27 AM
(This post was last modified: 02142019, 03:45 AM by JustTheWayYouAre.)
The ratio of sides of the triangle is 5:100:100. The area of the triangle is 36 square meters. Calculate the length of the shortest side.
Simple question for mathcels

02142019, 03:27 AM
(This post was last modified: 02142019, 03:45 AM by JustTheWayYouAre.)
The ratio of sides of the triangle is 5:100:100. The area of the triangle is 36 square meters. Calculate the length of the shortest side.
02142019, 03:57 AM
(This post was last modified: 02142019, 04:05 AM by BadrHariIsAFaggot.)
Easy as sin with pen, paper and BASIC formulae jfl.
Aware me on the autist savant rainman way to do it. 2.68 unless this is some kind of trick question faggotry
02142019, 04:07 AM
(02142019, 03:57 AM)BadrHariIsAFaggot Wrote: Easy as sin with pen, paper and BASIC formulae jfl. Wrong, no hidden tricks in this question.
02142019, 04:11 AM
There is no way in hell it’s wrong unless you gave the question incorrectly. Did think it was weird that the ratio was given as 5:100:100 and not 1:20:20
02142019, 04:16 AM
(02142019, 04:11 AM)BadrHariIsAFaggot Wrote: There is no way in hell it’s wrong unless you gave the question incorrectly. Did think it was weird that the ratio was given as 5:100:100 and not 1:20:20 The correct answer is 1.898. I have no idea how to calculate it quickly (in the head).
02142019, 04:19 AM
02142019, 04:33 AM
Yeah I got it now. Cucked myself with a factor of 2 in original calc [email protected]
02142019, 04:38 AM
i take 400level absract maths and proof classes in uni and i honestly have no idea how to do this lmao
02142019, 05:27 AM
(This post was last modified: 02142019, 05:33 AM by ullzzangSLAYER.)
(02142019, 04:38 AM)la cu na Wrote: i take 400level absract maths and proof classes in uni and i honestly have no idea how to do this lmao@JustTheWayYouAre is right. Its 1.89 here is how u do it. here is the solution @mandibulusmaxillusrex @ULLORD111 Trash sub bronze level 20 initiate physics mage checking in.
One fine spring day a disciple looked at some branches blowing in the wind.
He asked his master, “Master, are the branches moving or is it the wind?” Not even glancing to where his pupil was pointing the master smiled and said, “That which moves is neither the branches nor the wind. It’s your heart and mind.”
02142019, 07:19 AM
(02142019, 05:27 AM)ullzzangSLAYER Wrote:(02142019, 04:38 AM)la cu na Wrote: i take 400level absract maths and proof classes in uni and i honestly have no idea how to do this lmao@JustTheWayYouAre is right. Its 1.89 here is how u do it. Thanks, repped. Still no idea how the guy calculated it in the head. He might have simplified it using some geometric manipulation or just used the rigid formulas to find the solution. I guess it's his skyhigh IQ. As a nonmath guy, I solved it using the ratio between the provided and calculated areas, yet I am still not satisfied, it's not elegant solution at all.
02142019, 07:38 AM
(02142019, 07:19 AM)JustTheWayYouAre Wrote:I used the pythagorean theorem.(02142019, 05:27 AM)ullzzangSLAYER Wrote: @JustTheWayYouAre is right. Its 1.89 here is how u do it.
One fine spring day a disciple looked at some branches blowing in the wind.
He asked his master, “Master, are the branches moving or is it the wind?” Not even glancing to where his pupil was pointing the master smiled and said, “That which moves is neither the branches nor the wind. It’s your heart and mind.”
I wasnt even here to enjoy the thread anyway @ullzzangSLAYER gg
02142019, 09:25 AM
(02142019, 07:19 AM)JustTheWayYouAre Wrote:(02142019, 05:27 AM)ullzzangSLAYER Wrote: @JustTheWayYouAre is right. Its 1.89 here is how u do it. Your link didn't say anything about the guy being a human calculator, just a mine of info on geography and languages. And yes, it's not an elegant solution or even method, really, not worth bothering us with.
02142019, 09:43 AM
(02142019, 09:25 AM)Kundralavires Wrote:(02142019, 07:19 AM)JustTheWayYouAre Wrote: Thanks, repped. Still no idea how the guy calculated it in the head. He might have simplified it using some geometric manipulation or just used the rigid formulas to find the solution. I guess it's his skyhigh IQ. Yes, I had no idea he is gifted in this regard either. Every time I meet him or hear about him I can't stop WTFing. He supposedly has a 170+ IQ (SD15), but I have never asked him personally. What's your solution?
02142019, 09:54 AM
02142019, 10:19 AM
(02142019, 09:53 AM)looksmaxx Wrote: 1.9 8 char Well, yeah, what's your algorithm? The guy was sitting at the table drinking beer and drawing the solution with his finger on the table. Then he calmly said it's 1.898. The stemcels couldn't even find a way to calculate it properly or calculate it at all after spending hours thinking about the problem.
02142019, 01:18 PM
(02142019, 11:40 AM)ASSOMBROSSO Wrote:(02142019, 10:19 AM)JustTheWayYouAre Wrote: Well, yeah, what's your algorithm? He isn't a friend of mine, it's just that I hang out with some guys at the pub from time to time and he occasionally arrives as well. Haven't seen him for a while.
02142019, 03:01 PM
I guess he is just a human calculator...
If you did a STEM degree and don’t know how to do this in 5 seconds max (and couple minutes to actually do it) you should off yourself immediately tbh.
02142019, 03:13 PM
02142019, 03:36 PM
(02142019, 03:27 AM)JustTheWayYouAre Wrote: The ratio of sides of the triangle is 5:100:100. The area of the triangle is 36 square meters. Calculate the length of the shortest side. ratio of sides 5:100:100 ==> isosceles triangle small side = a big sides = b a/b=5/100 ==> b=20a you know the area, so either use the pythagoras theorem, or the isosceles triangle area formula to find b and a tbh ngl
02142019, 03:39 PM

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