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I just wanted to make sure you web calc members no what I am doing in this problem that is why I posted it hear is the problem I will do the work in my next tet... 

 

 Jun 6, 2019
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So frst for the small triangle the mesurmnts are 2*8=16  

Then the shape on the right is mesurments are 6*8=48

 

So next 16/2=8  

 

now 8+48=56 

Answer is 56 

is this correct please tell me if not I got confused at the part were you find which one divides by 1/2 or 2 I think it is the smallest number that is divided becasuse my other problem was sort of based off this so I was thinking to do the small plus it is the triangle part of the shape and we divided by 2 or 1/2 o the mesurments of the triangle part like right now it is 2*8=16    

 

so then 16/2 or 1/2=8 

 Jun 6, 2019
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Okay so you got the first part right of first triangle but the second part we still have another triangle and rectangle's area's to find 

 

 

Now we can palce the triangle in the other corner jsut like the first one but it facing down this time, it's base and heigth will be the same as the one as before so what will the area of the second triangle be?

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
edited by HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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2x8=16

 

If I am supposed to divided by 1/2 or 2 it would then =8 

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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So each triangle will be 8 then I have my center shape the messurments are 4*8=32 if supposed to be divided by 1/2 or 2 then 24 

 

so 8+8+16=32

 

If I am not supposed to divided by 1/2 or 2 with 32 the answers below

 

8+8+32=48

 

once we have the answers do we divided it by 1/2  like I got 48 do I divided it by 2 

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
edited by Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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Well the formula for the triangle is \(\frac{1}{2}* Base * height = Area\)

 

and you want to get in the habbit of using that instead of just dividing at the end I woudl use that trick once your abosoulty comfortable with the actual way to solve for the area of a traingle  

 

so it would be \(\frac{1}{2}*\frac{2}{1}*\frac{8}{1} =\frac{16}{2}\) 

 

and 16 over 2 indicates dividion so tyou divide 16 by 2 which results in 8m2

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
edited by HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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That is alittle confusing 

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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When you multiply whole numbers with a fraction you put 1 as the denominator multiplly all the numerators and then multiply all the denominators. your final roduct will lead you to division.

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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Does that make sense?

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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Sort of but right now isint there a more explanatory way to do it not to be rude..... 

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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That is the explanitory way so you want to multiply 1/2 to 2 and 8 well you set them up liek this 

 

 

\(\frac{1}{2}*\frac{2}{1}*\frac{8}{1}\) See where I'm goign here if you ahve a whole number that needs to be multiplied by a fraction then you put that number on the top as the numerator then you put just a 1 as the denominator.

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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Are you ready to do the rectangle?

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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yes lets start 

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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Okay so now we know that area of the triangle ocoupies 2 meters of the top of the parallogram which leaves us with 4 left and we knwo the height of it is 8 fromt he side of the triangle so using thins information can you find the area' of the rectangle?

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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so 32 

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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Yes 32 but you want to get int he habbit of  writng it's unit on the side so 32m2

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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Now just add all the areas we found both triangles and the rectangle.

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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So 8  for each small tiangle

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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Yes 16m2   for both Triangles 8m2 For indivdual.

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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so 

8+8+32=48

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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Correct the answer is 48m2

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019
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Yeah thanks for the help/... 

Nickolas  Jun 6, 2019
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lol

  you guys dont need these complicated methods of solving. For any parrelelgram you do:

So you just B * H = A

 

6 * 8 = 48

 

 

I think Hylin link did a great job doing it the other way as its easier to understand.

 Jun 6, 2019
edited by CalculatorUser  Jun 6, 2019
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XD Oh gosh man I wish I remembered the formula for that XD Thanks calculator user!

HiylinLink  Jun 6, 2019

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