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anonymous
 one year ago
Ashley's parents are throwing a graduation party and are renting a 40ft x 80ft tent for their backyard. The base of the tent is supported 7ft above the ground by the poles and then roped stakes are used for support. The ropes make a 45 degree angle with the ground. What are the dimensions of the rectangle formed by the stakes on the ground? Round to the nearest foot.
anonymous
 one year ago
Ashley's parents are throwing a graduation party and are renting a 40ft x 80ft tent for their backyard. The base of the tent is supported 7ft above the ground by the poles and then roped stakes are used for support. The ropes make a 45 degree angle with the ground. What are the dimensions of the rectangle formed by the stakes on the ground? Round to the nearest foot.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lemme draw it out for youdw:1438498688035:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no i think it looks like this because that other drawing cant make 45degrees to grounddw:1438499157690:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh, right. the second drawing is more accurate

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this question is prolly asking this dw:1438499661078:dwthe dimension of the area after using the stakes

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think your previous drawing was correct,dw:1438504715730:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but then the rectangle is already given...hm it might aswell be wrong, ur 2nd drawing looks more correct

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yea i realized awhile after i drawn it, because the both sides has to be same to be a 45/45/90 triangle, but the height is 7 and length is 20 so it cant be right

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the question is too vague ...

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1438531399144:dw we need "special" knowledge about how to put up the tent to start with ... it may even need to be like this.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0theres many ways to do this stuff...thats why its hard to answer

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or perhaps even: dw:1438531478022:dw

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the ropes may need to be pulled tight ... diagonally to the corners to provide a better tension for the setup ... otherwise it is weak directionally

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a very ambiguous question

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0agreed :) might need the teachers input.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@amistre64 That looks like a weird tent, maybe we also need to consider how typically a tent looks like, also your 3D imaginations is just amazing, I can never imagine geometrically in 3d so good It could be possible, but when I imagine a tent I think of it like a triangular prism

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, a party tent is generally of a different shape than a camping tent ... even these days the damping tents are more domes then triangles anymore.

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the dimensions suggest that its not going to be domelike :) so either way the "rectangular base" is being supported. to determine the best placement of the tension ropes, you have to think like an engineer tho

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1438532450295:dw with this setup, there is no support in this direction

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i build tents like this while im in the armydw:1438532492078:dwgoes very little to the front direction but the stakes are punched in deep

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1438532554989:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In this we can have support in all directions

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well now theres an idea to test lol

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and we get all sorts of answer

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but then there will be an ambiguity of where the rope is connected to the tent at, we can't just take it the midpoint conviniently

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i say if we pound the poles in deep enough, then we dont even need the ropes ;)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the ropes are actually to keep the clothes from sagging

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's just amazing how even simple questions can have many interpretations, we need to think like a 10th grader for this

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sigh, all i can muster up for today is 8th grade mentality ... so im out

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i built this a few times...lol

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In any case, your 2nd figure will do @saseal, even if u rotate it the rectangle will rotate with it, keeping it's area the same, because the prism one is totally off the board now and that is the only shape one would intuitively think of right off the start

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's like a 3D trapezium

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yea cause you have maintain that theres a 45degree triangle and that triangle could swing anywhere 7ft outside of that area and still but a 45/45/90, but the area changes a lot

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1438533265928:dw
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