"What is the area? You should be able to solve this"

08062018, 09:16 PM
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RE: "What is the area? You should be able to solve this"
(08062018 09:14 PM)Jim Horn Wrote: Same answer, different approach  I considered the halfside segments (marked with the two short dashes) as of length "h" each and labeled all 9 vertices by their coordinates [0,0], [h,0], [2h,0], etc. Then found the areas of each of the four sections using the Shoelace Formula mentioned earlier here (thanks!). That gave me four equations in four unknowns. A bit of quick algebra gave h is the square root of 24 and the missing area as 28 for an overall area of 96. Fun  and thank you! That's the way I did it too, although the method shown in the youtube video is simpler! A similar method to the shoelace method is to split or extend each quadrilateral into a trapazoid/trapezium and a right triangle (which is either added to or subtracted from the trapezoid/trapezium to get the overall area of the quadrilateral). This gives the same four equations as the shoelace formula. — Ian Abbott 

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