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An interesting question! :D ABC is an equilateral triangle such that the vertices B and C lie on two parallel line at a distance of 6.If A lies between the parallel lines at a distance 4 from one of them then the length of a side of the equilateral triangle is=?

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  1. hartnn
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    if B and C lie on parallel lines, then BC = side = 6 ...?

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  2. DLS
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    units

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  3. DLS
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    no unit mentioned if u are asking for one

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  4. hartnn
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    i was not asking, i was telling side =6

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  5. DLS
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    oh :P

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  6. DLS
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    |dw:1356782149154:dw| my diagram

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  7. hartnn
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    if ABC is equilateral AB=BC=AC=6

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  8. DLS
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    |dw:1356782275365:dw| so cant we do like this.. sin60=h/4

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  9. hartnn
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    u wanted to know length of side ... = BC = 6 thats it.

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    O_o answer isnt this!!

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  11. DLS
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    we have to find length

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  12. hartnn
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    of ?

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  13. DLS
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    side of the eq triangle :/

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  14. hartnn
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    maybe the side BC is tilted , then

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  15. DLS
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    yes..thats what im saying

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  16. hartnn
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    so, your figure is incorrect.

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  17. DLS
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    :/

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  18. hartnn
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    where u have shown BC =6

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    |dw:1356782465079:dw|

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  20. DLS
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    why wont that be 60 :o

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    |dw:1356782731705:dw|

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  22. DLS
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    thats nt touching?

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  23. hartnn
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    ofcourse, it is...

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  24. DLS
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    then w|dw:1356783287510:dw|

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  25. hartnn
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    i have a long way.

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    |dw:1356783439425:dw|

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    \(a=\sqrt{x^2-4^2} \\ b=\sqrt{x^2-6^2} \\ a+b=\sqrt{x^2-2^2}\) you can find 'x' from here.

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    i hope ther's a shorter way...

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  29. DLS
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    x=root 52 or smt?

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  30. DLS
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    solution and answer given in my book is DANGEROUS :/

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    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sqrt%28x%5E2-16%29%2Bsqrt%28x%5E2-36%29%3Dsqrt%28x%5E2-4%29 what answer u have ?

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  32. DLS
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    I have.. \[\LARGE 2 \frac{\sqrt{28}}{\sqrt{3}}\]

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    which is exactly what i got.

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    \(\LARGE 2 \frac{\sqrt{28}}{\sqrt{3}}=\LARGE 4\frac{\sqrt{7}}{\sqrt{3}}\)

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  35. DLS
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    okay yes

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    using \(a=\sqrt{x^2-4^2} \\ b=\sqrt{x^2-6^2} \\ a+b=\sqrt{x^2-2^2}\)

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    hold on one sec..let me go through it once again

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    lol that was a nice method :|

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    just pythagoras, thrice...

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  40. DLS
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    yeah..!

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