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# More Isometric Areas

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

This problem follows on from Isometric Areas.

Here is an equilateral triangle with sides of length 1.
Let's define a unit of area, $T$, such that the triangle has area $1T$. Each of the triangles below has at least two edges whose side lengths are whole numbers.
For example triangle $B$ has sides of length $3$ and $4$. Work out the area, in terms of $T$, of each of the triangles.

Compare the areas to the whole number side lengths.
What do you notice?
Can you explain what you have noticed?

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