# which is greater col a or col b

• Aug 2nd 2009, 10:54 AM
bluffmaster.roy.007
which is greater col a or col b
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Col A: AB
Col B: BC
• Aug 2nd 2009, 11:05 AM
e^(i*pi)
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Originally Posted by bluffmaster.roy.007
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Neo/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.drrajusgre.com/images/09/...ative_24_4.jpg
Col A: AB
Col B: BC

If we drop a perpendicular from B to the midpoint of AC which I will call D we can treat the left triangle as a right-angled triangle with hypotenuse AB

$cos(30) = \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} = \frac{Adjacent}{Hypotenuse}$

The adjacent is $AD = \frac{1}{2}AC = 3$

Once you know AC you can find out BC using the cos rule
• Aug 2nd 2009, 02:59 PM
stapel
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Originally Posted by bluffmaster.roy.007

Unfortunately, since they give us only one angle and one side, we cannot conclude much of anything -- unless we assume that the figure is "to scale", which usually you are not supposed to. (Wondering)