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A sailboat sail is triangular with a height 10ft greater than it's base. If the sails area is 72 sq ft, find it's base and height.
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A sailboat sail is triangular with a height 10ft greater than it's base. If the sails area is 72 sq ft, find it's base and height.
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completeidiot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
did you try drawing a picture?
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what's the area of a triangle in terms of height and base?
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completeidiot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
actually you dont really need a picture A=1/2b*h
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok so what's next?
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so you have an equation for b and h
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you need one more equation, since you have two unknowns.
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
"a height 10ft greater than it's base." try to write an equation based on that statement
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I have no clue lol
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i get lost on these problems
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if b is 6 what is h?
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
because 10 is 10 more than 6?
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what's 6 plus 10
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so 16 is 10 more than 6
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if b=6 h=16
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if b=7 h=?
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
because 16 is 10 more than 7...
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so my answer is 7, 16
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
this was fun.
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the computer again said that was wrong?
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1347073516029:dw
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so what is my answer?
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for the base and heig
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You have to solve for x.
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
X(x+10) / 2??
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Agent47 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Good job Denebel. KE, if you can't follow simple instructions, nobody will help you. Nobody is just going to post the answer.
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[72=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }x(x+h)\] Do you know how to solve for x?
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes but it comes out to be like a square root.. I'm not stupid or anything
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
prove it.
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
prove what?
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Um excuse me Mrs. wrong answer giver Algebraic I can block u also...
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ok, what did you do so far?
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
when I divided the equation u told me to divide i got 2 big square roots
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
? Can you show me the steps? Draw or write it out.
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm not even sure if i worked it right? I put it in my calcuator
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If you don't mind me asking, what math are you taking?
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Intermediate.
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Is there a particular subject? On the cover of your textbook? Have you learned about distribution?
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Also, how did you type x(x+10) in your calculator...
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Have u ever used a graphing calucator?? u can type that in to that
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completeidiot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what did you get for a base?
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes the particular subject is intermediate math i believe i said that
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't even know now people are making me mad on here tonight
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completeidiot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
well assuming you have a graphing calculator i put down (1/2)(x(x+10))72 find when y=0 and got x=8
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completeidiot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sorry for above shouldve check this sooner
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1347075231860:dw
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
duh ok i already knew that.... ...... but is that my base or height????
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's nothing, you have to solve for x first. It's just an equation so you find your base and height.
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok did i just not solve this same one though?
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Which other equation did you solve?
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I thought i just solved this one
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x=18,8 ???? is that right
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completeidiot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
well the base cant be negative so just x=8
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Measurements of an object can be negative. dw:1347075538826:dw
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so my base is 8 and my height is 18???
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Algebraic! Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so much fail.
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oops typo there, I mean CAN'T
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Denebel u have me lost...
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completeidiot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the height was 10 more than the base if the base if 8 8+10 =18 case closed
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so my base is 18 and my height is 10?
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@completeidiot Also has to satisfy A=72
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completeidiot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no... base is 8 height is 18...... 8*18=144 144/2=72 GAHHHHHHHH
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oops sorry My brain is wacked. I typed it in my calculator wrong.
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
LOL Yes @KE8717504 , completeidiot is correct
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
THANK YOU SO MUCH @completeidiot
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KE8717504 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@Denebel i'm starting to wonder if u know what ur doing.. and u are very confusing.
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