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    geometry

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    how can the length of the small shaded triangle's hypotenuse have a length (125 ft ?) greater than the side of the large square (25 ft ?) ???
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    maybe it is supposed to be 12.5ft, or could it have been 125cm. I couldn't tell by the computer and I can't open it up now. the answer is 195 sq ft. i just wanted to figure out how to work the problem, can anyone help?
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    two hints ...

    the larger shaded triangle is 1/4 the area of the entire square.

    the smaller shaded triangle is 1/4 the area of the larger shaded triangle.

    work it.
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