Squaring a Polygon
- Ku, Yin Bon (Albert)
Given a polygon. Construct a square as shown in the applet such that its area equals the area of the polygon. A special tool is provided to construct any parallelogram whose area equals a selected triangle. After clicking the "tool icon", you need to do the following: 1) Select the three vertices of the triangle. 2) Select the base vertices of the parallelogram you want to construct. 3) Select the point that form the angle of the parallelogram you want to construct. Hint: You may want to use the important fact in the previous page when constructing the required square.