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Homework Help: Area of hexagon

  1. Apr 4, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A right angled triangle has 3 squares attached to each side(the measure of each is givn in the figure). a hexagon is thus formed. Find its area.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have found the area of the figure except for the following triangles.
    triangle QLP and triangle XYZ
    Please help me with these two triangles!
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
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  3. Apr 4, 2008 #2
    The figure is here

    The figure is here

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  4. Apr 4, 2008 #3
    It may help to know that you can find the area of a triangle to be:

    [tex]A = \frac{1}{2}ab\sin C[/tex]
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  5. Apr 4, 2008 #4


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    You want the sum of the areas of four regions:

    Two are squares, and two are triangles which together can be repositioned to form a rectangle. a*a, b*b, and two of a*b.
  6. Apr 4, 2008 #5
    Thanks, the problem seems solved. Thanks a lot!
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