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Right  triangle ABC has , AB=8,BC=15 and AC=17. Square XYZW is inscribed in triangle ABC  with X and Y on AC ,  W on AB , and  Z on BC. What is the side length of the square?

 May 24, 2021
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Right triangle ABC has, AB=8, BC=15, and AC=17. Square XYZW is inscribed in triangle ABC  with X and Y on AC,  W on AB, and  Z on BC. What is the side length of the square?

 

Square side => x

 

8x / 15 + x + 15x / 8 = 17

 

x = 4.987775062

 May 24, 2021

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