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A playground is rectangular in shape. The longer side of the playground is 400 feet. A walkway runs diagonally through the playground. The angle formed by the walkway and the shorter side of the playground is 53°.

What is the perimeter of the playground?

 

Enter your answer, rounded to the nearest foot, in the box.

adore.nuk  Feb 28, 2018
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We need to find the shorter side....draw a picture ...you will see that  

TAN53 = OPP/ADJ = 400/(shortside)      

solve for shortside = 301.4 ft

Perimeter = 2 x shortside  +  2 x longside

                  2 x 301.4   +  2 x 400 ==========>  I think you can do this...

ElectricPavlov  Feb 28, 2018
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ah, got it! thank you, and you're correct!

adore.nuk  Feb 28, 2018
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You're welcome!  I hope you UNDERSTAND the solution .......We are here to help you learn, NOT to do all of your homework.....cheeky

ElectricPavlov  Feb 28, 2018
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understood!

adore.nuk  Feb 28, 2018

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