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anonymous
 one year ago
In the middle of town, State and Elm streets meet at an angle of 40º. A triangular pocket park between the streets stretches 100 yards along State Street and 53.2 yards along Elm Street. What formula for the area of the pocket park would you use
anonymous
 one year ago
In the middle of town, State and Elm streets meet at an angle of 40º. A triangular pocket park between the streets stretches 100 yards along State Street and 53.2 yards along Elm Street. What formula for the area of the pocket park would you use

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A = 1/2(sin40º)(53.2 yd) A = 1/2 (sin100º)(53.2 yd) A = (100 yd)(sin50º)(53.2 yd) A = 1/2 (100 yd)(sin40º)(53.2 yd)

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2draw it up, looks like you are given side  angle  side values

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think it's the last one.

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2The area of a triangle is (1/2)*base*height

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2maybe easier to orient it different.... dw:1441237983462:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the last one then

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so the area of the red triangle is (1/2) * base * height = (1/2) * 100 * h

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2since h is part of a right triangle, you can use trig function to rewrite its value

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you get what i did so far?, almost done

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Since you already know the hypotenuse, you can use sin(40) to find h, sin(40) = opposite side / hypotenuse sin(40) = h / 53.2

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Omg so I was right. It's 1/2(100)(Sin40)(53.2)

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yeah, you guess or do that work? :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Did the work just wasn't sure. Mind helping me with one more? Then I'm done

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2sure, start a new clean thread
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