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If angles QNM, QNP, and MNP are right angles, find the length of NQ. 

 Jan 16, 2021
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This is a flat pattern of the part from the original diagram.

Red dotted lines are bend lines.

 

NQ = NP = sin30º * 120            NQ = 60

 

 Jan 16, 2021
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Since  QNP  is a right angle   and angle QPN  = 45  then angle PQN  = 45

Then y = h

And since  QNM is a right angle then triangle QMN  is a  30-60-90 right triangle

Then x = sqrt (3)  h

 

And MNP is a right triangle with   angle MNP  =90...so....

 

Using the Pythagorean Theorem

 

120^2  =  x^2 + y^2

 

120^2  =  3h^2  + h^2

 

120^2 =  4h^2          take the square root of each side

 

120  = 2h

 

h  = 60   = QN

 

cool cool cool

 Jan 16, 2021
edited by CPhill  Jan 16, 2021

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