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    Question Fun with Triangles - SSS - a Walk in the Park

    This Challenge should be very easy for those who have been following the Triangle Challenges.

    Using Xara, construct a triangle of sides 200px, 400px and 400px, in the simplest way possible without calculation.

    In your answer, advise the perimeter of your triangle, using Xara's P reading.

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    Acorn
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    Default Re: Fun with Triangles - SSS - a Walk in the Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    This Challenge should be very easy for those who have been following the Triangle Challenges.

    Using Xara, construct a triangle of sides 200px, 400px and 400px, in the simplest way possible without calculation.

    In your answer, advise the perimeter of your triangle, using Xara's P reading.

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    Acorn
    This could be one way...

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    Default Re: Fun with Triangles - SSS - a Walk in the Park

    Marco, a good approach.

    I did, however, put a slight cheat into the question by making the required triangle isosceles; two sides with the same length.

    I made so with one constructor circle.

    Answer later to allow others to beat us both.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Info Re: Fun with Triangles - SSS - a Walk in the Park

    As it is a quiet Sunday, my solution is as follows:

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    1. Draw a Red 100 x 400px rectangle.
    2. Centre a Green circle with radius matching the width of the rectangle.
    3. Intersect both.
    4. Delete the top rightmost node.
    5. Clone Red triangle and flip along its base.
    6. Combine Add both triangles.

    If you want an edge to be horizontal, Ctrl-rotate to the snap point.

    Acorn
    Last edited by Acorn; 02 December 2018 at 03:13 PM.
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    Default Re: Fun with Triangles - SSS - a Walk in the Park

    After my Step 4, instead of cloning, you could simply increase the 100px to 200px using the Shape tool control box:

    5. Select the bottom left node and change its length (L) to 200px.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Default Re: Fun with Triangles - SSS - a Walk in the Park

    Nice solution Acorn.
    Keith
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