(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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3. The attempt at a solution

Points: (0, 0); ( [x/2], [x√3]/2 ); (x, 0)

For points (0, 0) and ( [x/2], [x√3]/2 )

Gradient = m = {[x√3]/2 - 0}/ {[x/2] - 0} = √3

m = (y-0)/(x-0)

√3 = y/x

y = x√3 <--- eqn. 1

For points ( [x/2], [x√3]/2 ) and (x, 0)

Gradient = m = {0 - (x√3)/2}/ {x-(x/2)} = -√3For points (0, 0) and (x, 0)

m = [y - {(x√3)/2)] / [ x- (x/2) ]

-√3 = [y - {(x√3)/2)] / [ x- (x/2) ]

y = [(-x√3)/2] + [(x√3)/2]

y = 0 <--- eqn. 2

Gradient = m = (0 - 0)/ (x-0) = 0

m = (y - 0) / (x-0)

0 = 0

If you went through all of the above you'll notice that I got two y=0 equations...Where did I mess up?

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