I dont get it. What is the value of L? I think its harder for me to visualize the image because it has been thought to us differently. Something like the one I attached. Can you explain it with my illustration? (illustration is bad, can someone fix it with the same idea, I just dont know where to put 30 degrees)
The base leg, the projection onto the floor and the "near side" in the triangle, has length 20 cos(30). The other length is parallel to the floor and so its projection onto the floor is 20. the projection onto the floor is a rectangle with length 20 cos(30) and width 20 so its area is (20)(20 cos(30)), exactly earboth's formula.