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eroshea
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Find the number of sides of each of the two polygons if the total number of sides of the polygons is 13, and the sum of the number of diagonals of the polygons is 25.
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eroshea Group Title
Find the number of sides of each of the two polygons if the total number of sides of the polygons is 13, and the sum of the number of diagonals of the polygons is 25.
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
polygon of n sides have how many diagonals ?
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eroshea Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
[n(n3)]/2 ... is that it?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes, so u could u form 2 equations using this formula?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
take side of one polygon as x and other as y x+y=13 [x(x3)]/2+[y(y3)]/2 = 25
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eroshea Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
after that?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
can u work out second equation and tell me what u get as x^2+y^2= ?
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eroshea Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
got it :)) the two polygon has 5 and 8 sides
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes! that is correct. u had options ?
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eroshea Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i guess none... im just finding the sides of the two polygons is there a possible option for this problem? if there is, can you tell me what it may be?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
by option , i meant choices.
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eroshea Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
owh.. hahaha! my bad.. none :)
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
then u worked it out to get 5, 8 ? nice!
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eroshea Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes! :)) you helped me a lot there..
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pjaesecarilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hello there :) can i ask @hartnn what you meant by "can u work out second equation and tell me what u get as x^2+y^2= ?" sorry i also encountered this problem on my solid mensuration
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so, did u get how i got this : [x(x3)]/2+[y(y3)]/2 = 25 ?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
when sides is 'x' number of diagonals is x (x3)/2 same for y and total number of diagonals = 25
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that can be simplified as \([x(x3)]/2+[y(y3)]/2 = 25 \\ x^23x+y^23y=50 \\ (x^2+y^2)3(x+y)=50\) but we know x+y =13 so, \(x^2+y^23\times 13=50\) we can easily find x^2+y^2 from here.
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and once we know x^2+y^2 and x+y , we can find x and y you know how to ? or need help with that ?
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pjaesecarilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
uhhhh help please :)
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok, so we use the fact that (x+y)^2 = x^2+y^2 +2xy from this we will get xy. right ? then (xy)^2 = x^2+y^2 2xy from this we will get xy , ok ? and now we have xy, x+y if we just add then, 'y' gets eliminated and you get the value of x try once, if you get stuck, i will show you the entire solution
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pjaesecarilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ummm is xy=40?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes ! it is :) xy =40 is correct. what u got for xy ?
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pjaesecarilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i kinda got stuck on that one. (xy)^2 = x^2+y^22xy x^2=89y^2 so. 89y^2 + y^2  2(40) so i got 9. i dunno if im correct :/
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
see, (xy)^2 = x^2+y^2 2xy = 89 2(40) = 9 so, xy = 3
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
x+y = 13 xy =3 just add them
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pjaesecarilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! ok thanks man VERY MUCH haha i get it now :))))
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imehs18 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hi pjaesecarilla and hartnn would like to ask about this question. im having problem as well.. how did you get the xy=40
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imehs18 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hi @pjaesecarilla and @hartnn would like to ask about this question. im having problem as well.. how did you get the xy=40
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
x+y = 13 x^2+y^2 39 = 50 , so x^2+y^2 = 50+39 = 89 (x+y)^2 = x^2+2xy +y^2 13^2 = 89 + 2xy 169 = 89 +2xy 2xy =16989 = 80 xy =40 :)
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stephengmt Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
where did the xy come from? :) pls help thaaaaaaaaanks
 3 months ago
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