Right Triangles in a Square
Draw two lines out from a corner of a square to the opposite sides.
Connect the ends of these two lines with a third line, perpendicular
to one of the two lines, to form a right triangle. (You may have
to adjust the location of the first lines slightly.) Surrounding this
central right triangle are three more right triangles.
Find such a figure, such that the side lengths of all
four triangles are all integers.
I expect the previous answer, if it exists, will use some large integers.
For a smaller problem, find such a figure, such that just the side lengths of
the square and the internal triangle are integers.
What is the side length of the smallest square which can contain a 3-4-5
right triangle? A 5-12-13? Is it possible to generalize this?
Label the square ABCD, with a side length of s.
One acute angle of the central right triangle is at point A.
What is the maximum distance the other acute angle can be away from
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