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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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completeidiotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
did you try drawing a picture?
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Algebraic!Best 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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completeidiotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
actually you dont really need a picture A=1/2b*h
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so you have an equation for b and h
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you need one more equation, since you have two unknowns.
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Algebraic!Best 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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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i get lost on these problems
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if b is 6 what is h?
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
because 10 is 10 more than 6?
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so 16 is 10 more than 6
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
because 16 is 10 more than 7...
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so my answer is 7, 16
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the computer again said that was wrong?
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so what is my answer?
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for the base and heig
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You have to solve for x.
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Agent47Best 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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DenebelBest 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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KE8717504Best 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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KE8717504Best 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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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ok, what did you do so far?
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KE8717504Best 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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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
? Can you show me the steps? Draw or write it out.
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KE8717504Best 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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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If you don't mind me asking, what math are you taking?
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DenebelBest 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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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Also, how did you type x(x+10) in your calculator...
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KE8717504Best 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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completeidiotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what did you get for a base?
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes the particular subject is intermediate math i believe i said that
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KE8717504Best 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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completeidiotBest 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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completeidiotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sorry for above shouldve check this sooner
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KE8717504Best 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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DenebelBest 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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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok did i just not solve this same one though?
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Which other equation did you solve?
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I thought i just solved this one
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x=18,8 ???? is that right
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completeidiotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
well the base cant be negative so just x=8
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Measurements of an object can be negative. dw:1347075538826:dw
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so my base is 8 and my height is 18???
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oops typo there, I mean CAN'T
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Denebel u have me lost...
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completeidiotBest 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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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so my base is 18 and my height is 10?
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@completeidiot Also has to satisfy A=72
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completeidiotBest 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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DenebelBest 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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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
LOL Yes @KE8717504 , completeidiot is correct
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KE8717504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
THANK YOU SO MUCH @completeidiot
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KE8717504Best 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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