# Findng Lengths of Pyramid Edge

• May 13th 2009, 10:36 PM
nathan02079
Findng Lengths of Pyramid Edge
Can someone give me a hint on how to solve? Thanks...

A pyramid ABCDE has a rectangular base ABCD. Calculate the possible lengths of edge EC.

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8257/pyramid.jpg

Thanks!
• May 14th 2009, 08:25 AM
aidan
Quote:

Originally Posted by nathan02079
Can someone give me a hint on how to solve? Thanks...

A pyramid ABCDE has a rectangular base ABCD. Calculate the possible lengths of edge EC.

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8257/pyramid.jpg

Thanks!

It looks as if:
Dimension AB = CD = 35m
Dimension BC = AD = 18m
Dimension AE = 23m

What does the $\text 38'$ and $\text 44'$ mean?
It looks as if they were meant to be angles.

If angle ABE is 0deg38' and angle EBC is 0deg44min
then it is solvable.