How To Solve Geometry Word Problems
Combining your skills with similar triangles, trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem, you are ready to tackle problems that are connected to more real world scenarios.The situations you will be examining will be specifically related to right triangles, and you will be using our three main trigonometric functions.
• This problem deals with "opposite" and "hypotenuse" making it a sine problem.
Check −14: −14(−14 2) = (−14)×(−12) = 168 YES Check 12: 12(12 2) = 12×14 = 168 YES So there are two solutions: -14 and -12 is one, 12 and 14 is the other.
Note: we could have also tried "guess and check": And so L = 8 or −14 There are two solutions to the quadratic equation, but only one of them is possible since the length of the room cannot be negative!
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