Author Aims in Mathematics, 08.05.2018

What is the side length of the smallest square plate on which a 24-cm chopstick can fit along a diagonal without any overhang???!!!!!!!

Answered by Kaybear

A square is basically two triangles put together and since a square has four right angles you can use the Pythagorean Theorem to do this. A squared +b squared <24 5 squared x 5 squared = 25 Sooooooo...... ;) Get it?

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