My Physics teacher taught me many things, but the most valuable was the acronym RTFQ, which loosely translated means "Read The F***ing Question".  In fact, the first formula in Anonymous's answer is wrong, because he didn't follow the RTFQ principle.All of the numbers are ODD.  So the equation becomes X + (X + 2) + … Read more
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Jack TheJaxter commented on Maria Not Telling's answer
Now, each rectangle covers one portion of the triangle; where the two portions meet is the edge where the two rectangles meet. There is no part of the triangle that isn't covered by one of the rectangles. Now imagine taping the two rectanges together along the edge where they meet. When you do that, you … Read more
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Jack TheJaxter commented on Maria Not Telling's answer
Now, look at how the triangle's sloping edges rise from the corners on the table up to the top corner (the apex). They divide each of the rectangles exactly in half, from one bottom corner to the opposite top corner. That means that the area of the rectangle that overlaps the triangle is exactly one … Read more
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