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Reflecting a Triangle

Date: 9/14/96 at 18:45:38
From: Anonymous
Subject: Name of Reflected Triangle

This is a question I heard when participating in a state quick recall 
math competition, and there was controversy involved. I want to 
see what you come up with:

A right triangle is reflected about its hypotenuse.  What is the new 
geometric figure that is formed? 

Date: 9/14/96 at 21:12:33
From: Doctor Robert
Subject: Re: Name of Reflected Triangle

I believe that it would be a quadrilateral that we call a kite.  Two 
pairs of adjacent sides are congruent.

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Date: 9/14/96 at 21:27:19
From: gregory
Subject: Re: Name of Reflected Triangle

Dr. Math, thank you for responding so quickly to my question!
Associated Topics:
Middle School Definitions
Middle School Geometry
Middle School Triangles and Other Polygons

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