rishabhmishra wrote:
If each of the line segments in the figure above has a length equal to 4, and the angle a,b and c are each 60 degrees, what is the total area of the shaded figure?
A. 16
B. \(8\sqrt{3}\)
C. \(24\sqrt{2}\)
D. 36
E. \(24\sqrt{3}\)
Source :- globalexperts
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If you look at the attached photo we divide the figure into triangles
SO if each side is 4 and a,b and c=60
then take one triangle lets take c triangle
2 sides are equal and one is 60 then 2 sides is also 60 as if we take both side as x then 2x+60=180
and that means 3rd side is also equal to 4
now we can say these things will true in all triangles and each triangle is equilateral triangle
so area of equilateral triangle is \(\sqrt{3}side^2/4\) (root3*sidesquare/ 4)
so\(\sqrt{3}*4^2*6(total triangles in the figure)/4\)
answer is
\(24\sqrt{3}\)
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