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## Homework Statement

Find the area of the largest rectangle that can be inscribed in a right triangle with legs adjacent to the right angle of lengths 5cm and 12cm.

the two sides of the rectangle lie along the legs.

## Homework Equations

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Find the area of the largest rectangle that can be inscribed in a right triangle with legs adjacent to the right angle of lengths 5cm and 12cm.

the two sides of the rectangle lie along the legs.

N/a

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tiny-tim

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(pleeeeeeease don't post such wide pictures! )

I don't get why he did the ratio …

he wanted an equation relating x and y, and he got it by comparing the two similar triangles

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yea sorry about that could figure out how to shrink it

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Now solve the ratio equation for x or y & plug the result into the expression for area.

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