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Overlapped area between a triangle and a rectangle

  1. Feb 4, 2009 #1
    Hi all:

    My question is how to calculate the overlapped area of a triangle and rectangle.

    It sounds a simple question but is there any way to do it efficiently? And is it possible there is a uniformed equation to solve such a problem? As there are many cases the triangle can overlap with the rectangle.

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  3. Feb 4, 2009 #2
    I don't know what kind of information that you're given to solve the problem, but it seems like splitting the area into rectangles and triangles would be the easiest way.
  4. Feb 4, 2009 #3


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    Asuralm, qnitty is correct as there are infinitely many ways in which a triangle and rectangle can overlap.
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