# The Class of Heron Triangles

by Raymond A. Beauregard (University of Rhode Island)

Mathematics Magazine
October, 2008

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Plane Geometry | Triangles
Applicable Course(s): 4.9 Geometry

The author shows that every Heron triangle is similar to one with sides $r + 1/r$, $s + 1/s$, and $r - 1/r + s -1/s$ for rational numbers $r$ and $s$ greater than one.

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