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# What is the area of the above right triangle, in terms of x?

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What is the area of the above right triangle, in terms of x?

A. x^2/2

B. $$\frac{x^2\sqrt{3}}{2}$$

C. $$x^2\sqrt{3}$$

D. 2x^2

E. $$2x^2\sqrt{3}$$

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02 Sep 2018, 21:52
Bunuel wrote:

What is the area of the above right triangle, in terms of x?

A. x^2/2

B. $$\frac{x^2\sqrt{3}}{2}$$

C. $$x^2\sqrt{3}$$

D. 2x^2

E. $$2x^2\sqrt{3}$$

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03 Sep 2018, 07:52
Bunuel wrote:

What is the area of the above right triangle, in terms of x?

A. x^2/2

B. $$\frac{x^2\sqrt{3}}{2}$$

C. $$x^2\sqrt{3}$$

D. 2x^2

E. $$2x^2\sqrt{3}$$

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So, Area of the Triangle must be $$\frac{x^2}{2}$$, Answer must be (A)

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03 Sep 2018, 09:02
Abhishek009 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

What is the area of the above right triangle, in terms of x?

A. x^2/2

B. $$\frac{x^2\sqrt{3}}{2}$$

C. $$x^2\sqrt{3}$$

D. 2x^2

E. $$2x^2\sqrt{3}$$

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This is a right-angled isosceles triangle
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So, Area of the Triangle must be $$\frac{x^2}{2}$$, Answer must be (A)

The given triangle is a 60-90-30 triangle.
So, sides are in the ratio: $$\sqrt{3}x(=base):2x(=hypotenuse):x(=height)$$

Area of triangle=$$\frac{1}{2}*base*height=\frac{1}{2}*\sqrt{3}x*x$$=$$\frac{x^2\sqrt{3}}{2}$$

Ans. (B)
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07 Sep 2018, 16:09
Bunuel wrote:

What is the area of the above right triangle, in terms of x?

A. x^2/2

B. $$\frac{x^2\sqrt{3}}{2}$$

C. $$x^2\sqrt{3}$$

D. 2x^2

E. $$2x^2\sqrt{3}$$

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We see that we have a 30-60-90 right triangle, so the base, which is opposite the 60 degree angle, is x√3.

Thus, the area of the triangle is x * x√3 * 1/2 = (x^2√3)/2.

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08 Sep 2018, 08:30
This right triangle is a 30, 60, 90 triangle.
So, its side lengths are $$x$$, $$\sqrt{3}x$$, $$2x$$
Area =$$\frac{1}{2}*Base*Height$$
Area= $$\frac{1}{2}*x*\sqrt{3}x$$
Area= $$x^2\sqrt{3}x/2$$
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