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Change a triangle to a parallelogram?

  1. Nov 22, 2004 #1
    how do i change a triangle to a parallelogram?
    please help english major assigned a math project for paper
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  3. Nov 22, 2004 #2


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    Your question is unclear to me...but it seems to me if you make an exact copy of any triangle and line up the long sides on each other it will form a parallelogram
  4. Nov 22, 2004 #3
    If you rotate a triangle 180 degrees about a midpoint of one of its sides, the two triangles together form a parallelogram.
  5. Nov 22, 2004 #4

    thanks folks that was the only thing i could come up with too if you have any other ideas let me know, i don't know how i am supposed to write a paper on something that simple
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