Can someone help me with finding area? I know it is divided into three triangles.
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Assuming those corners are 90 degrees...
Could you explain that in more detail, please? To find the area I would mulitply sqrt (41 x 20)then /2 .. Wouldn't that give me the area of the larger triangle?
Last edited by KevinVM20; Jul 20th 2009 at 11:12 PM.
Originally Posted by KevinVM20
Can someone help me with finding area? I know it is divided into three triangles. I've divided the area into a rectangle and a right triangle. (see attachment)
1. According to Pythagorean theorem the right triangle has a hypotenuse of 15 and the legs (20 - 8) and 9.
2. Consequently the rectangle has the demensions
3. The complete area is:
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