How to divide a triangle into n equal area triangles ?

See Solution: Divide a triangle into n triangles

For any triangle its area can be calculated using the formula

**base * height/2**. So we can divide a triangle into n triangles of equal area by simply dividing the base into n equal parts.**Explanations :**

For example to divide the triangle in the image below into 4 equal triangles, we can simply divide its base of 8cms to 4 equal parts of 2cms each and form the 4 triangles of equal area.

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venus says

I am having problem with this solution for the case when the triangle is non-isosceles.

Keshav says

It would still work. As explained, area = base*height/2, and since the height remains the same, if we divide the base into equal length we would get triangles of equal areas.

ninad says

divide the base into n parts. Join it with opposite vertice

puzzlersworld says

@f712cfd3dce837c3bc9562f03acd2625:disqus yups thats the trick

Sebastian Romalli says

There is nothing here…

puzzlersworld says

Please click on See Solution to expand the solution.