I have a question with a figure of Triangle inside a square. The base of the triangle is on the base of the square and the peak of the triangle touches the top of the square.It then asks the ratio of the area of triangle to the area of the square.
According to the book the answer is 1/2. But i am confused since i believe i needed more information. Would the ratio be any different if the alignment or (type) of the triangle is changed (ie currently it looks like an isosceles what happens if it was a right angle isosceles inside the square would the result be any different) I cant help but feel that i am missing some key concept here .