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okay can some help me find the area of a weird figure? its a square with two triangles attached on each side but i'm not sure how to draw it so i can put it on here...
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
okay can some help me find the area of a weird figure? its a square with two triangles attached on each side but i'm not sure how to draw it so i can put it on here...
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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DeathwolfeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1328578137979:dw like that?
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1328578252017:dwsort of but the triangles are not right triangles
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i need to find the area of that whole figure
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DeathwolfeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
have you tried cutting it up into peices then solving each piece and adding it up at the end
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yup i have but i'm just not sure its the right answer
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
for the area i got 143,992 ft but i'm not totally sure thats right..
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DeathwolfeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ahhh i see well if i could see the process i could check your math
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1328578695789:dw (all the triangles are equal) so i divided 328 in half to get the one side. the other side i subtracted 550328, then divided it by 2
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
then i just did normal area for a triangle 1/2BH and so A=1/2(164)(111) for the square, i just did base times height, so 328x328 i added those two together and got my area
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
well could you maybe try it without using my work? just to see the answer u get
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DeathwolfeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
did you get 125,788?
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
nope, i got 116,686 for some reason...
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DeathwolfeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
welll did you multiply the area of the triangle by two? that way your not adding one triangle to the area of the rectangle your adding the area of both triangles
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no i didnt! okay, now i got the same answer as u!
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
thank u! i might need ur help a little later to if u dont mind
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DeathwolfeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if im still on lol i will be glad to help
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christinaxxxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
alrightyy! i'll probably look dumb asking this but..... okay how do u get that area of 125,788 ft to be 10% and 20% larger?
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DeathwolfeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you could multiply the area by .1 and .2 then add that to answer to the area
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