Consider the four vertices of a square. To have a square inscribed in a triangle, two of the square's vertices must lie on the same side of the triangle. Here are some examples:

Given a triangle, can we construct the inscribed square?

For the triangle shown above, there are three distinct inscribed squares. What conjectures can you make about number of inscribed squares for a given triangle? Is there any relation between the area of the inscribed square and the given triangle?

Presented by

Alan Russell(Guest lecturer) fromGeorge Polya'sHow to Solve It.

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