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A right triangle is split in two. What is the maximum yellow fraction?

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The maximum yellow fraction is 3-2√2, which is approximately 17%.

Solution by Dr Rick.


A baby triangle
In his mother’s belly
Soon will be a great angle
Walking around
He is happy and free
Yellow like a lemon, and sunny
Staying here inside with delight
A lot of gladness
And happiness are his right
He looks everywhere
To get out at night
To get his birthright


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