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How do I find the area for this? Not looking for a complete solution, just the formula ;)

Also, second question, I'm giving the areas of two octagons, 81 and 144, and asked to find the ratio of their apothems, how do I do that?

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- Apr 3rd 2012, 01:17 AMProclivitasTwo Questions of Triangles and Apothem
Attachment 23508

How do I find the area for this? Not looking for a complete solution, just the formula ;)

Also, second question, I'm giving the areas of two octagons, 81 and 144, and asked to find the ratio of their apothems, how do I do that? - Apr 3rd 2012, 01:26 AMprincepsRe: Two Questions of Triangles and Apothem
- Apr 3rd 2012, 01:49 AMProclivitasRe: Two Questions of Triangles and Apothem
- Apr 3rd 2012, 01:54 AMbiffboyRe: Two Questions of Triangles and Apothem
There is a formula which says that if you know 2 sides of a triangle and the angle in between those sides then

the area = 1/2 of one side times the other times the sine of the angle, that is 1/2absinx

If two similar shapes have sides ( or any other similar line measurements) in the ratio p:q then the areas will be in the ratio p^2:q^2. Here you are given the ratio of the areas so can work back to ratio of lengths. The ratio of volumes would be p^3:q^3