Chapter 4.2, Problem 18E

### Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Section

### Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

# For compactness, the drop-down legs of an ironing board fold up under the board. A sliding mechanism at point A and the legs being connected at common midpoint M cause the board’s upper surface to be parallel to the floor. How are A B ¯ and C D ¯ related?

To determine

To find:

The relation by which AB¯ and CD¯ are related.

Explanation

Given,

Here, the upper surface AC should be parallel to the floor BD.

Thus, the lengths of the drop down legs of the ironing board must be same.

(i.e.)

ABÂ¯â‰…CDÂ¯

Fina

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