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If a square mirror has a 30-inch diagonal, what is the area of the mirror, in inches?

A. 225
B. 450
C. 600
D. 750
E. 900


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Let's name square sides of s, using pythagoras 30^2=s^2+s^2, this ends to s=\sqrt{450}, which is \sqrt{2*3^2*5^2}, hence square sides are 15\sqrt{2}, 15\sqrt{2}*15\sqrt{2}=450, hence, i think the correct answer is B.

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If a square mirror has a 30-inch diagonal, what is the area of the mirror, in inches?

A. 225
B. 450
C. 600
D. 750
E. 900


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Diagonal of a mirror = \(\sqrt{2}\)*side
Therefore
\(\sqrt{2}\)*side = 30
Side = 30/\(\sqrt{2}\)

Area = 30/\(\sqrt{2}\) * 30/\(\sqrt{2}\) = 900/2 = 450
Option B
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(30/sqrt 2)^2 = 450
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AbdurRakib wrote:
If a square mirror has a 30-inch diagonal, what is the area of the mirror, in inches?

A. 225

B. 450

C. 600

D. 750

E. 900


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Bunuel wrote:
If a square mirror has a 30-inch diagonal, what is the area of the mirror, in inches?

A. 225
B. 450
C. 600
D. 750
E. 900


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If a square has a side a, then the length of the diagonal is \(a* \sqrt{2}\)

Area of square would be \(a^2\)

\(a\sqrt{2}\) = 30;

squaring both sides
2\(a^2\) = 30*30 = 900
\(a^2\) = 450 --> This is the area.

Answer: B.

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Bunuel wrote:
If a square mirror has a 30-inch diagonal, what is the area of the mirror, in inches?

A. 225
B. 450
C. 600
D. 750
E. 900

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Given a square's diagonal, we need side lengths to calculate area.

The relationship between a square's side, s, and its diagonal, d,* is given by

\(s\sqrt{2} = d\)
\(s = \frac{d}{\sqrt{2}}\)

The side of square (d = 30), therefore, is \(\frac{30}{\sqrt{2}}\).

Leave it; no need to rationalize the denominator because it needs to be squared. Square the side length to find area:

\((\frac{30}{\sqrt{2}}\) * \(\frac{30}{\sqrt{2}})\) = \(\frac{30*30}{2}\) = \(\frac{900}{2}=450\)

Answer B

*Although \(d = s\sqrt{2}\) probably should be in memory, it is easily derived. Two sides, \(s\), of a square, form a right isosceles triangle. Pythagorean theorem hence yields:
\(s^2 + s^2 = d^2\)
\(2s^2 = d^2\)
\((\sqrt{2})(\sqrt{s^2})=\sqrt{d^2}\)
\((\sqrt{2})s
= d\), or \(s\sqrt{2}= d\)

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Bunuel wrote:
If a square mirror has a 30-inch diagonal, what is the area of the mirror, in inches?

A. 225
B. 450
C. 600
D. 750
E. 900


Since the diagonal of a square is 30:

diagonal = side√2

30 = side√2

Squaring the entire equation, we have:

30^2 = side^2 x 2

900/2 = side^2

450 = side^2 = area

Answer: B
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Area = (diag 1)* (diag 2)/2

so, Area of the mirror = 30*30/2= 450 sq inch

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