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## 'Making Rectangles, Making Squares' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

Imagine you have any number of equilateral triangles all of the
same size as well as a large number of $30$ $^\circ$ , $30$
$^\circ$ , $120$ $^\circ$ isosceles triangles with the shorter
sides the same length as the equilateral triangles.

Using these triangles how many differently
**shaped** rectangles can you build?

Can you make a square?

The interactivity below may help you with this problem. Click
on the green or yellow triangles to get a copy. Drag the triangle
by its interior to the required position and drag any vertex to
rotate it.

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