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Law Of Cosines Problem

  1. Jun 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    2. Relevant equations

    Law of Cosines

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm not really sure what to do for this problem, it looks easy but I can't figure it out. I tried # 11 and was able to find d.

    d2=a2+b2-2(a)(b)cos(30)
    d=3.23

    However, I don't know where to go from there.
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2010 #2

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    1. What do you know about the angles of the opposite corners of a parallelogram?
    2. What do you know about the sum of the angles of a parallelogram?
     
  4. Jun 20, 2010 #3
    Ahh... thanks, I didn't know the basic properties of parallelograms. Now this problem is much easier.
     
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