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DavidP
12-04-2002, 10:10 PM
Some say that equilateral right triangle's are not possible, but check this out:

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Each side is 5 stars. :D

Polymorphic OOP
12-04-2002, 10:14 PM
... ?

Were you trying to prove something?

golfinguy4
12-04-2002, 10:17 PM
Oy, but the discombobulation of the time space continuim allows that.

Nah, seriously though, it is the spacing in between lines that doesn it.

face_master
12-04-2002, 10:37 PM
Sorry, thats not equalateral.

Check out my handy little diagram. I got the hypotnuse using pythaogoras and i rounded down the decimal places

dP munky
12-04-2002, 10:45 PM
true face, but does anyone remember a2 + b2 = c2??

face_master
12-04-2002, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by dP munky
true face, but does anyone remember a2 + b2 = c2?? Yes, im still in highschool.

Polymorphic OOP
12-05-2002, 03:37 AM
Originally posted by face_master
Sorry, thats not equalateral.

Check out my handy little diagram. I got the hypotnuse using pythaogoras and i rounded down the decimal places

Your way of determining if it was an equilateral triangle is invalid because the pythagorean thereom only applies to right triangles (only right triangles have a hypotenuse and can directly use the pythagorean thereom) :p Equilateral triangles have all 60 degree sides.

Govtcheez
12-05-2002, 07:21 AM
> our way of determining if it was an equilateral triangle is invalid because the pythagorean thereom only applies to right triangles

Sure looks like he did it on a right triangle to me. The contention was that right triangles could be equilateral, so he used pythagoras.

dP munky
12-05-2002, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
> Sure looks like he did it on a right triangle to me. The contention was that right triangles could be equilateral, so he used pythagoras.
but thats just the thing right triangles CANT be equilateral

moi
12-05-2002, 09:50 AM
if he's contending it's a right equalateral triangle, than you can disprove that hypothesis with pythagoras, since it applies to all rights.

MethodMan
12-05-2002, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by DavidP
Some say that equilateral right triangle's are not possible, but check this out:

*
**
***
****
*****

Each side is 5 stars. :D

I cant believe people are arguing this. Once I read it I thought it was a joke. Cant you see from the stars that the bottom is not the same length as the left (height). Just because he used 5 stars on each side means absolutely nothing. I can do mine with buildings. Ill use 4 CN Towers for the left, and 5 houses for the bottom. I used 5 buildings on each side, so it must be an equilateral. :rolleyes:

Polymorphic OOP
12-05-2002, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by moi
if he's contending it's a right equalateral triangle, than you can disprove that hypothesis with pythagoras, since it applies to all rights.

Yes, and the point is, just that fact that you realize that it's a right triangle in order to use the pythagorean thereom then you already know it can't be an equilateral triangle. It doesn't make any sense why you would apply the pythagorean thereom. The fact that it's a right triangle rules out its possibility of being an equilateral!

Cshot
12-05-2002, 11:44 AM
What the heck are all you guys talking about? All I see is 15 snowflakes.

DavidP
12-05-2002, 03:28 PM
people stop bein so serious. of course the cant be equilateral right triangles. i was joking around b/c of the 5 stars on each side. i was jokingly saying each side had a length of 5 b/c of the 5 stars.

Cgawd
12-05-2002, 04:06 PM
people stop bein so serious. of course the cant be equilateral right triangles. i was joking around b/c of the 5 stars on each side. i was jokingly saying each side had a length of 5 b/c of the 5 stars.

that teaches u that you shouldnt joke around on these boards, especially with the mods, :::watches mods raise their right hand and point it up at a 45 degree angle in front of them:::

edit>> see that was a joke, but they probably wont see it as such. :D

Govtcheez
12-05-2002, 04:16 PM
> but they probably wont see it as such.

Not as a funny one, anyways.

Cgawd
12-05-2002, 04:20 PM
see, its funny because mods on these boards take their roles waaaaaaay too serious IMO, "OOOHH!!! THATS ONLY ONE LINE"
"yet he completely explained his point and made a good point, im still going to delete his post and close the thread"

i could see deleting profranity, but let people say what they want otherwise, i dont know about the foreign people here, but here in the United States of America we have the freedom of speech :D

Govtcheez
12-05-2002, 04:59 PM
Do you have a legit .......... or are you just whining?

Look - we're here to enforce the rules. If you don't like it - shove off.

Scourfish
12-06-2002, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by Cshot
What the heck are all you guys talking about? All I see is 15 snowflakes.

Maybe you're on to something. Maybe 15 different snowflakes CAN be identical.

rick barclay
12-06-2002, 04:04 AM
See what you started, David P? :D

Cheez, you're meaner than a junkyard dog.

face_master
12-06-2002, 04:09 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
Do you have a legit .......... or are you just whining?

Look - we're here to enforce the rules. If you don't like it - shove off. Thats a little harsh. C'mon, whats wrong with friggin one liners as long as they have meaning. You guys just want power. I'm serious this time. Its not one of my (very cool) posts about mods just kidding around. You're starting to take it too far.

AND DONT BLOODY EDIT THIS LIKE YOU DO ALL MY OTHERS!!! GET A LIFE!!!

Cgawd
12-06-2002, 12:33 PM
Thats a little harsh. C'mon, whats wrong with friggin one liners as long as they have meaning. You guys just want power. I'm serious this time. Its not one of my (very cool) posts about mods just kidding around. You're starting to take it too far.

AND DONT BLOODY EDIT THIS LIKE YOU DO ALL MY OTHERS!!! GET A LIFE!!!

thanks face, i thought i was the only one smart enough to realize that these mods are just abusing their power, thats all they are doing. instead of goign around editing and deleting posts and closing threads u dont agree with, how bout posting some, maybe even contribute to the community for the better, you friggen NAZIS

Govtcheez
12-06-2002, 12:49 PM
> whats wrong with friggin one liners as long as they have meaning

Nothing - I'll never change a one line post with meaning. The rule's there to dissuade responses that are only like ":)"

> i thought i was the only one smart enough to realize that these mods are just abusing their power, thats all they are doing. instead of goign around editing and deleting posts and closing threads u dont agree with, how bout posting some, maybe even contribute to the community for the better, you friggen NAZIS

Jesus, you almost sound serious. You're right. None of the mods contribute anything around here. Webmaster, take my mod status away. While you're at it, delete my entire account. I've got nothing left to contribute.

Edit: I know you won't believe me, but at least 90% of the changes I make are because someone reported the post - not because f something I felt. If I closed threads because I didn't like them, I'd've closed the God thread a looooong time ago.

Cgawd
12-06-2002, 03:32 PM
i dont have anything against you cheeze, i havent seen your "nazi" like abuse of power, so youre kool....as for the other mods, grrrrrrrrr ::mad face::