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Tilted hourglass II

Two equilateral triangles inside a square. What’s the proportion green : orange?

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Solution

The proportion green : orange is 1 : 4.

Solution by Ahmet ÇETİN.

This solution makes clever use of properties of isosceles and 30-60-90 triangles.

Poem

The hourglass
Marks the time
Seconds
Minutes
Hours
Our lifes are running
And slowly ticking away
From year to year
From day to day
The grain and sand what do they say ?
Just live before death
Realize your dreams
Be nice and love
Before it’s to late
And don’t delay

Bella

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