Puzzles & Quizzes

Can You Solve the Special Right Triangle Math Problem?

Math riddles and tricky brain teasers are fun, but sometimes we like to get down and dirty with some good old-fashioned math problems. This one from the MindYourDecisions Youtube channel will test your knowledge of geometry and fractions. It may seem easy at first, but it might trip you up a bit. Give it a try, and check to see if you got the correct answer.

Here's the Problem

The leg of a right triangle is equal to 1/5 the sum of the other sides. The triangle has a perimeter of 1. What's the area of the triangle?

To see how this problem is solved, watch the video below. If you're feeling impatient, scroll down to read the answer.

Can You Solve for the Area of the Triangle?

Here's the Answer

The area of the triangle is 1/30. To see how this problem is solved, watch the video above.

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Written by Curiosity Staff February 26, 2017

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