Ratio Cut

 The Problem: 

A rectangle is cut into two areas by a single line from a corner, as shown.

  

The areas are in the ratio of 1 : 2.

 What is the ratio of a : b ?

 

Harder: 

If, instead, the ratio of the areas was 3 : 8, find the ratio a : b.

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Last modified: June 18, 2007