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Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The diagram below shows isosceles triangles $T$ and $U$. The perpendicular from the top vertex to the base divides an isosceles triangle into two congruent right-angled triangles as shown in both $T$ and $U$. Evidently, by Pythagoras' Theorem, $h = 4$ and $k = 3$. So both triangles $T$ and $U$ consist of two $3$, $4$, $5$ triangles and therefore have equal areas.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.