When I saw this puzzle by Curmudgeon, I was seriously intrigued.
After doing some algebra, I figured out that the area of the regions had to be , but the problem is figuring out the height of the pentagon. Not knowing what else to do, I set it up in Geometer’s Sketchpad. I’m trying to get used to using Geogebra, but I figured I would work it out first in Sketchpad. I’ll put my solution after the “more” in case you want to work it out for yourself.
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