# Question about wording of problem geometry

• Taylor_1989
In summary, the question asks to calculate the size of angle ACB given that points A, B, and C are on a horizontal ground with specific distances between them. The wording of the question is slightly confusing and the use of less technical language may have caused confusion. The use of the cosine rule is necessary to solve the problem.
Taylor_1989
So I am not asking for any help, on the question, I figured it out and got the right ans. My problem is with the wording.

Question: The points A,B and C lie on Horizontal ground and are such AB=19m, BC=16m and CA=21m

a) calculate the size of angle ACB

The part I have underlined is the bit that through, a bit confusing mainly because I can't really picture it, dose it mean that is lie in the horizontal plane, or something like that. The only way I was able to workout that, I had to use the cosine rule was because it ask me to calculate the size of angle ACB. So basically I made a assumption, which is not good, when trying to figure out maths.

Could someone help me out with the wording of the question, to me its slightly misleading.

Thanks in advance; happy new year.

Yes, it just means they're in a horizontal plane. Seems like an attempt to use less technical language.

## 1. What is the meaning of "geometry" in the context of a scientific problem?

In science, geometry refers to the shape, size, and relative position of objects or systems. It is a branch of mathematics that deals with the properties and relationships of points, lines, surfaces, and solids.

## 2. How does the wording of a problem's geometry affect the solution?

The wording of a problem's geometry can greatly impact the solution because it sets the parameters and constraints for finding the answer. Different geometric descriptions may require different formulas or methods for solving the problem.

## 3. Can the wording of a problem's geometry affect the accuracy of the solution?

Yes, the wording of a problem's geometry can affect the accuracy of the solution. If the wording is unclear or ambiguous, it may lead to incorrect assumptions or calculations. It is important to carefully read and understand the geometry described in a problem before attempting to solve it.

## 4. How can one ensure that the wording of a problem's geometry is understood correctly?

One way to ensure correct understanding of the wording of a problem's geometry is to visualize it. Drawing a diagram or creating a physical model can help clarify the geometry and make it easier to solve the problem accurately.

## 5. Is there a standard way to describe the geometry of a scientific problem?

No, there is not a standard way to describe the geometry of a scientific problem. It can vary depending on the context and the specific problem being addressed. However, it is important to be precise and clear in the description of geometry to avoid confusion and ensure accurate solutions.

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