Hello :) So this problem I'm having trouble with, I have no idea how to solve it! I don't need an answer, just how to do it. But either works :)

The area of a square garden is 50 squared meters. How long is the diagonal?

saseflower
Dec 2, 2015

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Hello :) So this problem I'm having trouble with, I have no idea how to solve it! I don't need an answer, just how to do it. But either works :)

The area of a square garden is 50 squared meters. How long is the diagonal?

well the area of a square is length* length = L^{2}

so

\(L^2=50\\ L=\sqrt{50}\;\;metres \\\)

Now draw the square and use the Pythagorean Theorum to find the diagonal.

\(diagonal^2=(\sqrt{50})^2+(\sqrt{50})^2\\ diagonal^2=50+50\\ diagonal^2=100\\ diagonal=10\;metres\\\)

Melody
Dec 2, 2015