lertola2

04-18-2011, 06:38 PM

Hi all,

I have a geometry problem that I have been trying to figure out for a few hours but I don't seem to be getting any where with it. I know this is a bit off topic but I am hoping someone here has the math knowledge to point me in the right direction.

This weekend I downloaded Processing programing language (http://processing.org/) and I was able to use it to write a small program that draws the fractal image shown in the upper right of the attached image. But I noticed that there is a special number that will make the fractal fit perfectly in a triangle. I can use trial and error to get very close to this number but I would like to calculate it accurately. The attached image illustrates the problem. In the program I move points B and C along line AD to draw different versions of the fractal shape. The number I want to calculate is the y value at point F. Does anyone have an idea on how to find that value?

Thanks,

-Joe

I have a geometry problem that I have been trying to figure out for a few hours but I don't seem to be getting any where with it. I know this is a bit off topic but I am hoping someone here has the math knowledge to point me in the right direction.

This weekend I downloaded Processing programing language (http://processing.org/) and I was able to use it to write a small program that draws the fractal image shown in the upper right of the attached image. But I noticed that there is a special number that will make the fractal fit perfectly in a triangle. I can use trial and error to get very close to this number but I would like to calculate it accurately. The attached image illustrates the problem. In the program I move points B and C along line AD to draw different versions of the fractal shape. The number I want to calculate is the y value at point F. Does anyone have an idea on how to find that value?

Thanks,

-Joe