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Finding the area of a regular polygon 2007-05-04
From Dana:
We are trying to figure the square footage of a tetradecagon....sort of a round house with 14 sides that are 8 ft' in length. It has a height of 9 ft. How do we figure the square footage of this?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Parallel and Perpendicular lines 2017-07-17
From Karen:
Find an equation for the line with the given properties. Perpendicular to the line 7x + 2y = -6; containing the point (-2, -1)

Find an equation for the line with the given properties. Parallel to the line 5x - 3y =-6; x intercept = 3

Answered by Penny Nom.
A suspension bridge 2016-08-18
From sai:
The main cable of a suspension bridge has the shape of a parabola. The cables are strung from the top of two towers, 61 metres apart, each 15.25 metres high above the roadway. The cable is 1.5 metres above the roadway at the point that is directly between the towers.

h(x)=a(x-30.5)^2+1.5
where a is the constant and its value to be determined.

a) determine the value of the constant a by using that the fact that height of the suspension cable, h(x) is 15.25 metres at each tower. Hence, write the updated model equation.

Answered by Penny Nom.
An open ball is an open set? 2016-06-23
From Aqeel:
Theorem: The open ball is an open set?
Answered by Harley Weston.
A barn roof 2016-05-29
From Joe:
Is it possible to build a barn roof (irregular pentagon?) with a 12' base and the other 4 sides 4' each? Thanks.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Dimes and pennies 2016-04-26
From Renae:
Charity has 42 more pennies than dimes. Hope has 7 times as many pennies than dimes. Hope and Charity have the same number of dimes. Together they have $5.46. How many dimes and pennies do each have?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Pizza delivery 2016-04-03
From Andrew:
Suppose you own a local pizza restaurant, Pizza with Pizzazz, and in order to compete with the big pizza chains in your area you are considering an advertising campaign offering customers a free pizza if their pizza is not delivered in 30 minutes or less. Even though your pizza restaurant is known for its fast and friendly delivery service, you are not sure if you can afford to give away too many pizzas for free. Looking over your past 12,421 pizza deliveries you find out 97% of the pizzas were delivered in 30 minutes or less.

Calculate the probability that all 100 randomly selected pizza deliveries will have been made in 30 minutes or less? Hint: Use the multiplication rule. (Round 4 decimals)

I'm really stumped on how exactly to do this problem. I don't need the answer just the steps broken down to show me how to get it! It would be gladly appreciated if you could help!

Answered by Penny Nom.
Perpendicular lines 2016-02-14
From Brendon:
points A (-4; 6) , B (1;-2), C (5;-3) and D (4; 1) are given prove that AC and BD are perpendicular to each other
Answered by Penny Nom.
A pentagon inscribed in a circle 2015-05-30
From Victoria:
find the area of a regular pentagon inscribed in a circle with radius 3 units
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a pentagon 2014-11-04
From Gracie:
i really need help with this problem in my math book, will you help?

"Derrick drew regular pentagon with side lengths of 8 centimeters. He divided the pentagon into 5 identical triangles, and measured the height of one of the triangles to be 5.5 centimeters. Find the area of the pentagon."

this really makes no sense to me. Can you help me with anything to make it easier?

THANKS!!!!!

Answered by Penny Nom.
A triangular chicken pen 2014-04-27
From Cierra:
Margaret has two lengths of fence, 20 meters and 24 meters, for two sides of a triangular chicken pen. The third side will be on the north side of the barn. One fence length makes a 75 angle with the barn. How many different pens can she build if one fence is attached at the corner of the barn? What are all the possible lengths for the barn side of the pen?

Not sure what they are asking here... please show step by step what to do! Thank you so much!

Answered by Penny Nom.
A parabolic suspension bridge 2014-03-11
From jeffrey:
the towers of a parabolic suspension bridges 200 meter long are 40 meter high and the lowest point of the cable is 10 meter above the roadway.Find the vertical distance from the roadway to the cable at 50 meter from the center.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A circle which is tangent to two perpendicular lines 2014-03-09
From MJ:
I'm a College Student taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education on Math Subject. And I'm struggling for my research about Circles. I done solving the said topic particularly on this question:

"What are the possible equations of a circle being tangent to a pair of perpendicular lines, having the origin as the Point of Intersection and the C (h, k), where h, k ∈ℤ"

But I can't get what would be the process that I must do in order to jive to my idea/goal for that problem.
Please check my idea that the numerical coefficients of the equation is equal to the radius of the circle. Thanks in advance! :)

Answered by Penny Nom.
A contest with 31 people 2013-09-06
From Kevin:
There is a contest with 31 people and only one winner each week.
We play for 17 weeks.
What are the odds of winning at least one week?
The chances of winning each week are independent from previous weeks.

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Two perpendicular lines 2013-08-15
From Hanna:
The problem says, "Write the equation in standard form for the line that is perpendicular to the graph of y=5x+1 with a y-intercept of 4." I have no clue how to do this. Please help me!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Drawing a pentagon 2013-05-06
From jacob:
hello. i am trying to draw a template for a project. but i don't have a protractor. i'm trying to draw a normal pentagon with 2cm sides. what i'm trying to figure out is the distance in centimeters from point a, to c, in a straight line. this is needed so that i can measure and create the shape without a protractor, and keep the angles and sides correct. if you can help me with the measurement, or help me another way, any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Is a line lying in a plane an open or a closed region? 2013-02-13
From pardeep:
please help with this question on the open and closed intervals :: Is a line lying in a plane an open or a closed region? my teacher says it is a closed region reasoning out that it contains all it boundary points. please help how is it so?
Answered by Harley Weston.
A 5 pointed star in a circle 2012-08-05
From wiljohn:
find the area of a 5 pointed star in the circle with a radius of 12.517
Answered by Chris Fisher.
John's electronic store 2012-07-25
From Jora:
Electronic Store John opened an electronic store in December. During his first month, He sold 10 LCD TVs and 20 Plasma TVs. His income during that month was $12800. In January, he sold 25 LCD TVs and 40 Plasma TVs for an income of $27600. In February he projects to sell 30 LCD TVs and 50 Plasma TVs. If John expenses are $28900 in February, how much money will he have after paying the expenses?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Drawing an isosceles triangle 2012-05-10
From Nazrul:
How can I draw an isosceles triangle whose each angle adjacent to the base is twice the vertex angle?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The period T of a pendulum 2012-03-27
From Ashley:
The period T of a pendulum is given in terms of its length, l, by T=2pi sqrt(l/g) where g is the acceleration due to gravity(a constant)
a. find dT/dl
b. what is the sign of dT/dl
c. what does the sign of dT/dl tell you about the period of the pendulums?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A suspension bridge 2011-11-30
From jennifer:
suspension bridges like the golden gate bridge, are used to span large distances. when the main curved cables are attached to the deck by vertical cables they will end up in the shape of parabola. assume that we need to build a bridge that spans 2,400 feet. the two towers 165feet tall each where placed at 400feet from either side. the lowest point of the center of the bridge at 10feet. vertical suspension cables where placed at 25foot interval. how many feet of cable are needed to connect the deck to the main cables between the two towers? show all working.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The interior angles of a pentagon 2011-03-10
From Daima:
I need help!
The interior angle of a pentagon i s5 ( I hope ) or 540 degrees.
The interior angle of a pentagon is what? Explain to me please.

Daima

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two perpendicular chords 2010-09-11
From edwin:
two perpendicular chords AB and CD intersect at P. if X,Y are their midpoints and M the centre of the circle, prove that MP=XY. I do not a have clue on how to do it so can you please help me with it
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Differentiable on an interval 2010-08-12
From Dave:
Hi I was wondering if a function can be differentiable at its endpoint. For example if I have Y = X^2 and it is bounded on closed interval [1,4], then is the derivative of the function differentiable on the closed interval [1,4] or open interval (1,4). They always say in many theorems that function is continuous on closed interval [a,b] and differentiable on open interval (a,b) and an example of this is Rolle's theorem. Thank you for your help.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The suspension cables of a bridge 2010-07-29
From Mike:
what is the formula for the suspension cables of a bridge. The towers are 200 ft above the roadway The towers are 3400 ft apart The cable if at 8ft in the middle of the span
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The capilano suspension bridge 2010-06-03
From nida:
the capilano suspension bridge in north vancouver is the world's highest footbridge of its kind. the bridge is 140m long . from the ends of the bridge the angles of depression of a point on the river under the bridge are 41 degrees and 48 degrees. how high is the bridge above the river to the nearest metre
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two adjacent rectangular dog pens 2010-03-01
From Janet:
Clint is constructing two adjacent rectangular dog pens. Each pen will be three times as long as it is wide, and the pens will share a common long side. If Clint has 65 ft of fencing, what are the dimensions of each pen?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A regular pentagon 2009-12-14
From Jamie:
A regular pentagon is inscribed in a circle of radius 4.5 cm. Determine its perimeter and area to one decimal place!

Thank YOU ! :)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two adjacent pig pens 2009-12-04
From alysia:
A pig farmer wants to build two adjacent pens using 96 feet of fencing. He wants rectangular pens that share the short side and the overall length is to be six more than twice the width. What should be the dimensions of the overall pen?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two similar pentagons 2009-11-16
From louis:
The lengths of five sides of a pentagon are 1,3,5,7,and 12 units. If the length of the longest side of a similar polygon is 18 units, find the perimeter of the larger pentagon. I think I figured it out Not sure though.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Pennies and dimes 2009-11-11
From Rachel:
Kesha had only pennies and dimes in her change purse. When she counted out her change she had 64 cents/ of she had 6 times as many pennies as she did dimes, how many pennies did she have? Write equation and solve it.

Can someone help me with this?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The extended real numbers 2009-11-02
From Justin:
Hello there, I was wondering is the set of extended real numbers a closed set or an open set?

Justin

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Is it a rectangle? 2009-10-29
From sefora:
The coordinates of the vertices of quadrilaterals are given. Draw each quadrilateral on a grid. Determine whether it is a rectangle (show your work)

P(5,1), Q(-4,4), R(-6,-2), S(3,-5)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two non zero vectors 2009-10-27
From Nazrul:
Given that a and b are two non zero vectors and ma+nb=0 where m and n are two scalars. How can I prove that m=n=0.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Pennies, nickels and dimes 2009-09-22
From Kiadadh:
Show 12 ways to come up with 28 cents using only pennies, nickles and dimes
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Toss a coin and roll a die 2009-09-21
From Celeste:
Can you please tell me how to set up this problem to find the answer. I know they are independent from there I don't know. a coin and a regular six-sided die are tossed together once. What is the probability that the coin shows a head or the die has a 5 on the upward face?
Answered by Penny Nom.
An area problem 2009-08-30
From Amber:
Area of hexagon ABCDEF with the vertices (3,0) (7,0) (9,2) (7,4) (3,4) (1,0)
Answered by Harley Weston.
A pentagon inscribed in a circle 2009-07-29
From Faisal:
O is the center of the circle. Sides AB and AE are equal. Angle B = 95, angle C = 130, angle D = 138. Find angles A and E. Diagram is attached. Best, Faisal
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Buying pens and staplers 2009-07-22
From Ellen:
one more math question,
six pens and four staplers cost $7.10. four pens and seven staplers cost $9.50 find the cost of one pen and one stapler.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Finding the Line Joining Perpendicular Feet 2009-07-16
From mukulu:
Please help I've been tryng to search in your data but i failed to get the solution Find the equation of a straight line joining the feet of the perpendiculars drawn from the point A(1,1) to the line 3x-3y-4= 0 and 3x+y-6=0.
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
The product of gradients between 2 perpendiculars lines 2009-06-11
From Alister:
how do i prove that the product of gradients between 2 perpendiculars lines equal to -1....
Answered by Penny Nom.
Probability of Two Independent Events 2009-06-07
From Sharon:
A basketball player is given 2 freeshots, if the probability of making 1 of the 2 shots is 3/4 what is the probability of making 2 of the 2 shots or both shots?
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
Perpendicular lines 2009-05-07
From shabnam:
the line presented by y= 3x-2 and a line perpendicular to it intersect at R(1,1). Determine the equation of the perpendicular line
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
15 pigs in 4 pens 2009-04-22
From Melissa:
A farmer has 15 pigs. He wants to put them all into 4 pens, have an odd number of pigs in each pen, and have no pigs left over. Also, he isn't thinking about having any for dinner, as they are his pets.
How does he do it?

Answered by Robert Dawson.
A perpendicular line in standard form 2009-04-21
From Kristy:
Can you help me with this equation? Find the equation, in standard form of the line perpendicular to 2x-3y=-5 and passing through (3,-2) With the equation in standard form with all integer coefficient.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The interior angles of a pentagon 2009-04-20
From Mary:
If four interior angles of a five-sided figure pentagon measure 100 degrees each, what will the fifth angle measure?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Parallel and perpendicular lines 2009-04-08
From Blake:
I need to know what the formula for working a problem. I need to know how to find if i line is parallel or perpendicular by only looking at the equation. i know you must know the slope but how do i find slope?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The perimeter of a pentagon 2009-04-07
From Malysa:
A pentagon has an area of 1400 cm squared. Determine its perimeter.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Dependent & Independent Events 2009-03-06
From maci:
what is the probablility of drawing at random 2 blue marbles in a row if there is 3 red,4 green,2 yellow,and 5 blue marbles?
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
Symmetries of a polyhedron 2009-03-02
From Vincent:
I want to ask is there a formula to find out the number of axes of rotation & plane of reflection of a 3D figure, like pentagon, pyramid?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Augmented matrix: independent, dependent, or inconsistent? 2009-02-23
From Anna:
Perform row operations on the augmented matrix as far as necessary to determine whether the system is independent, dependent, or inconsistent.

x + y + z = 11
x - y + 3z = 5
2x + 2y + 2z = 15

Answered by Harley Weston.
Time in a Swing 2009-02-22
From Barb:
I looked at the questions concerning a pendulum as I know I need to use this formula but I am stiil not able to figure this problem out. Can you help? If a child is on a swing with a 10 foot chain, then how long des it take to complete one cycle of the swing? I know I am suppose to use the formula 8T^2 = pi^2 L but I do not understand how to do this. Thanks
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
A line is perpendicular to another line 2009-01-16
From Greg:
A line is perpendicular to the line y=2x+3 and has the same x-intercept as x+3y+10. Find the equation of this line. Express your answer in the form of y=mx+b. Justify your answer.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A kennel with 3 individual pens 2009-01-06
From Jean:
An animal clinic wants to construct a kennel with 3 individual pens, each with a gate 4 feet wide and an area of 90 square feet. The fencing does not include the gates. Write a function to express the fencing as a function of x. Find the dimensions for each pen, to the nearest tenth of a foot that would produce the required area of 90 square feet but would use the least fencing. What is the minimum fencing to the nearest tenth?
Answered by Harley Weston.
What is so important about quadratics? 2008-11-29
From zoe:
what is so important about quadratics?
Answered by Harley Weston.
A word problem about a regular pentagon 2008-11-16
From Sandra:
If the area of a regular pentagon is A=1.720a^2, in which a is one of the sides. Find the area of a regular pentagon with a side that measures 50cm.
Answered by Chris Fisher and Penny Nom.
Purchasing pens and pencils 2008-11-07
From Maggie:
A mechanical pencil costs 50 cents and a pen costs 25 cents. If I spend 5.00 on 17 pens and pencils, how many of each does that buy?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Perpendicular lines 2008-10-16
From Hailey:
In the xy-plane, the line with equation 2x + y = 3 is perpendicular to the line with equation y = mx + b, where m and b are constants. What is the value of m?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Bags of pennies 2008-10-11
From paul:
jenny divided 15 pennies among 4 money bags.she could then pay any amount from 1p to 15p just by giving bags.how many pennies did jenny put in each bag?
Answered by Penny Nom and Victoria West.
Lines that pass through a point 2008-09-30
From Abigail:
what is the name for a point that a group of lines pass through that contains the letters c e n p i l?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Perpendicular 2008-09-08
From amanda:
hi my name is amanda medjuck i am in grade 7. we are learning basic geometry terms and have to define words BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT A PERPENDICULAR LINE IS PLEASE HELP ME!!!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Parallel and perpendicular lines 2008-09-06
From C:
Can you help me determine whether these lines are parallel, perpendicular or neither and why?

Problem 1: y=3x+2
y=1/3x - 4

Problem 2: y=1/3x + 1/2
y=1/3 x -2

Answered by Penny Nom.
Cost of pencil is rising every year since 7 years ago 2008-08-06
From Mari:
Cost of pencil is rising every year since 7 years ago. If the cost of pencil last year was 60 cents which is the sum of the cost from the last two previous years, what is the cost of the pencil now, the cost seven years ago.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A five-sided coin 2008-06-29
From carla:
A new five-sided coin is to be made in the shape of figure 8.6 The point A on the circumference of the coin is the centre of arc CD, which has a radius of 2cm Similarly B is the centre of arc DE, and so on. Find the area of one face of the coin.
Answered by Harley Weston.
A jar of pennies 2008-06-18
From Ryan:
if you are given a jar of pennies and you had to find the weight of one penny without opening the jar.when you graph it, You have to y= the mass of the container and x= number of coins you use the slope to find the weight of the penny how would u go about doing that?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A line which is perpendicular to another line 2008-06-18
From Emily:
How do you solve perpendicular bisectors with a slope and a point?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Double one penny for 30 days 2008-06-11
From kerwin:
one penny doubled for 30 days what is the answer?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a regular pentagon 2008-06-02
From Jenna:
I would like to know if there is a formula to find the area of a regular Pentagon that is not inscribed in a circle only apothem and side length are given.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The angles of an irregular pentagon 2008-05-20
From victoria:
The sum of the measure of two angles is 240. If the remaining angles are congruent, what is the measure of each angle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
An open box 2008-04-23
From Le:
Metal Fabrication; If an open box is made from a tin sheet 8 in square by cutting out identical squares from each corner and bending up the resulting flaps, determine the dimensions of the largest box that can be made.
Answered by Harley Weston.
The area of an irregular pentagon 2008-04-02
From shane:
i Need to find out what this adds up to i have a diagram of a pentagon and all the shides are different how do i do this if the sides are 5100,7200,7200,7400,7400
Answered by Harley Weston.
A fish tank in the shape of an irregular pentagon 2008-03-29
From richie:
i am building a fish tank. it is going to be an irregular pentagon. the sides are going to be
24"
24"
8"
8"
32"(approximately)

there will 3 right angles A, B, E

my question is how to figure out the degree of the angles that are not right angles (C,D)?

Answered by Chris Fisher.
A pentagon inscribed in a circle 2008-03-19
From Elaine:
My question as written on my homework is: Given a pentagon inscribed in a circle of radius r, determine a) the angle between any two sides of the pentagaon b) the perimeter of the pentagaon c) the area of the pentagon. I know this kind of counts as three questions, so if you can only answer one, that's okay. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Two perpendicular lines 2008-03-07
From Daphne:
Does anyone know how to find a line perpendicular to -3x=4y=20 and passes through the point (-12,0)?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
A three dimensional object 2008-03-04
From Briana:
what is the 3d term for pentagon? like a circle is a shhere?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two regular pentagons 2008-02-27
From Shirley:
Regular pentagon QRSTU has a side length of 12 centimeters and an area of 248 square centimeters. Regular pentagon VWXYZ has a perimeter of 140 centimeters.

I need to find its area.

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A square and an equilateral triangle 2008-02-10
From Emily:
A square pen and a pen shaped like an equilateral triangle have equal perimeters. Find the length of the sides of each pen if the sides of the triangular pen are fifteen less than twice a side of the square pen.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A dependent variable 2008-01-30
From lavada:
i need the definition to dependent variable
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How many houses must they paint? 2007-12-12
From Natalie:
The question is: Four boys work together,painting houses for the summer.For each house they paint they get 256 pounds. If they work for four months of the summer and their expenses are 152 pounds per a month, how many houses must they paint for each of them to have one thousand pounds at the end of the summer?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A triangle and a pentagon 2007-12-08
From Olivia:
A regular pentagon has an area of 800 square centimetres. What is the area of the triangle extended from one side of the pentagon?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Proving a quadrilateral is a rhombus 2007-12-03
From Jeanie:
How do you prove that a quadrilateral is a rhombus because the diagonals of the quadrilateral are perpendicular and bisect each other using the 2-column proof method?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Chris has twice as many $1 bills as pennies 2007-11-02
From vicky:
Chris has twice as many $1 bills as pennies, twice as many dimes as he has $10 bills, and twice as many pennies as he has dimes. How much money does he have?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Convert a diameter of a pencil into centimeters 2007-11-02
From Kaitlyn:
I need to convert a diameter of a pencil into centimeters, but how many diameters are in a centimetres? Thanks =)
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a regular pentagon 2007-11-01
From sarah:
i'm trying to find the area of a regular pentagon with 200m sides, ive split it into 5 triangles so i dont know either sizes of the lengths and i need to find the height! how?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Parabolic suspension bridge 2007-10-09
From Jessica:
A suspesion bridge with weight uniformly distributed along its length has twin towers that extend 75 meters abouve the road surfce and are 400 meters apart.The cables are parabolic in shape and are suspended from the tops of the towers. The cables touch the road surface at the center of the bridge. Find the height of the cables at a point 100 meters from the center. (Assume that the road is level.)
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Doubling every day 2007-10-07
From Jerrie:
Patti saved pennies for 10 days. The first day she saved 1 cent. Every day after that she saved twice as much as the day before. How much money did Patti save altogether?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Equation of a circle circumscribing a triangle with given vertices 2007-10-01
From Randy:
How do I determine the equation of a circle when it is circumscribed by a triangle whose vertices are (-1, 6), (3, -2), and (2, 5)?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Finding equations, intersection point of two lines at right angles 2007-09-22
From Yaz:
Find the equation of the line joining A(-1,-9) to B(6,120). Another line passes through C(7,-5) and meets AB at rigth angle of D. Find the euation of CD and calculate the co-ordinates of D.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Perpendicular lines 2007-09-06
From dinesh:
we know that for two perpendicular lines m1*m2=-1perpendicular but this is not true for x-axis and y-axis?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Area and perimeter 2007-08-16
From sheryl:
a 50*70 horse pen is 240 feet and 3500 square feet a 60*60 horse pen is 240 feet and 3600 square feet why is there a 100 square feet difference?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many pennies will a half gallon bottle hold? 2007-08-11
From Harold:
How many pennies will a half gallon bottle hold
Answered by Penny Nom.
All five angles of a pentagon ABCDE are equal 2007-08-04
From Jerry:
All five angles of a pentagon ABCDE are equal. The diagonals AC, AD and BD have the same length. Prove that all five sides of the pentagon are equal in length.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Find the area of a regular pentagon inscribed in a circle 2007-08-03
From Tracy:
Can you please help me with finding the area of a regular pentagon inscribed in a circle using the Pythagorean theorem. The radius of the circle is 5 cm and each side AB = BC = CD = DE = EA = 6 cm.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque, Leeanne Boehm and Chris Fisher.
Equation of a perpendicular line 2007-07-28
From Marina:
Find the equation, is standard form, with all integers coefficients, of the line perpendicular to x+3y=6 and passing through (-3,5)
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Area of a star in a regular pentagon with side length 10cm 2007-07-24
From Chetna:
A regular pentagon with side 10 cm has a star drawn within (the vertices match). What is the area of the star?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Area of a pentagonal lot 2007-05-09
From Mimi:
I would like to know the square footage of a pentagon with the following measurements: Property is .43 of an Acre Front: 57.11' NW: 105.78' S: 120' SE: 145' E: 102.86' I don't want you to try to show me how to work thru the problem since I will never comprehend it. For some reason, I am unable to perform these kinds of equations. I will greatly appreciate your help.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Finding out if two line equations are parallel or perpendicular 2007-04-28
From Vincent:
Can you determine if the two lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither 1/2x+4y=3/5 y/1 + 10/5= 8x I think there perpendicular but how would you solve the equations
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The area of an irregular pentagon 2007-04-14
From Steven:
I have been given a coursework in which i have to investigate various shapes to find the one that would give the largest area with 1000m perimeter. I'm stuck in a part where i have to calculate the area of a irregular pentagon. i don't know where to start from. I can make up the length of all the sides (5 sides), so long they add up to 1000, but i'm not quite sure what to do after that.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Reducing the over all size of a irregular pentagon 2007-04-11
From Gilbert:
I'm having trouble figuring out how to reduce the over all size of a irregular pentagon. The pentagon I'm trying to reduce has 2 right angles adjacent to each other. Basically the shape of a house. I have width, length of the legs and the height of the peak. But cannot figure out how to get the size of a reduced version that keeps the same proportion and angles. Thanks Gilbert
Answered by Penny Nom.
An irregular pentagon 2007-04-11
From reg:
Hi, i have been given an irregular pentagon in which i have to work out the area. I have been told to make three triangles and then work out the area of these triangles and then add them up.

I require your help because i have the length of two sides of one of the triangle - how do i work out the other side?

I have not been provided with any angles - can i make the angles up?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Slopes of perpendicular lines 2007-03-27
From Mykolyn:
How do you find the slope of a line that is perpendicular to the graph of: y= -1/2x+4?
Answered by Leeanne Boehm and Sara Ulmer.
The area of an irregular pentagon 2007-03-26
From grace:
hi I am doing graphics and need to find the area of the section given to us (it is just drawn). the sides measure 15m, 35.4m, 5m, 17.8m, 35.7m. the angle between the 15m side and the 35.4m side is 17degrees, the angle between the 35.4m side and the 5m side is 73degrees. the angle between the 5m side and the 17.8m side is 151degrees, the angle between the 17.8m side and the 35.7m side is 90degrees and the angle between the 35.7m side and the 15m side is 95degrees. if you could tell me the area i would be extremely grateful. thanks very much.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A line that is perpendicular to another line 2007-03-16
From Jesse:
How do you write an equation of a line that is perpendicular to y+2x+3 and passes through (3,4); I don't understand the steps of how to do this????
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
The period of a simple pendulum 2007-03-10
From Melissa:
The period of a simple pendulum of length L feet is given by: T=2pi(sqrt(L/g))seconds. It is assumed that g, the acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the earth, is 32 feet per second per second. If the pendulum is a clock that keeps good time when L=4 feet, how much time will the clock gain in 24 hours if the length of the pendulum is decreased to 3.97 feet? (Use differentials and evaluate the necessary derivative at L=4 feet.) Answer is in seconds. Melissa
Answered by Penny Nom.
A truncated cone 2007-03-10
From Russell:
Hello, I have attempted to use two of your answers already given and had no real success. This young lady is making a cat food dispenser using a truncated cone. The top of the cone as a diameter of 5 inches with a height of 6 1/2 inches and diameter of 3 inches for the bottom.

Could you please map out a solution for the both of us to understand? Thank you so much for your time and for this wonderful service.

Russell

Answered by Penny Nom.
An irregular pentagon 2007-03-08
From kelly:
If I have a pentagon with 2 sides of length 5 and one with a length of 2, what are the lengths of other 2 sides?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The net for a pentagonal pyramid 2007-03-05
From MaKayla:
How many bases does the net for a pentagonal pyramid have?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A pentagon inscribed in a circle 2007-02-22
From Amanda:
Find the formula for calculating the length of the side of a pentagon given the radius of the circle that encloses it. Once you find the formula, find the length of the side of a pentagon which is enclosed in a circle 12 cm in diameter. So I need to know the formula, and the length of the side of the pentagon. Thank you!!
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area for a pentagon 2007-02-09
From nicole:
how do you find the area for a pentagon
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Splitting a 5 acre piece of property 2007-01-25
From John:
I have a 5 acre piece of property that I wish to split into 5 individual 1 acre parcels. The 5 acre parcel 1s 660 feet in length and 330 feet in width. The first two parcels are 264'x165', but I am asking for help getting the perimeters of the last 3 lots, one of which is a irregular pentagon. All of the one acre parcels must have an area of 43,560 square feet each.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A regular pentagonal pyramid 2007-01-25
From Vickifazio:
a regular pentagonal pyramid has a base perimeter of 1,085 ft. How long is one side of the base?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A line perpendicular to another line 2007-01-13
From Dusty:
Find an equation for the line perpendicular to: 3x - 4y + 1 = 0 passing through (4,7)
Answered by Leeanne Boehm and Penny Nom.
21 pigs and only 4 pig pens 2007-01-11
From Emma:
i was given this pig pen problem. if there are 21 pigs and only 4 pig pens how can you distribute the pigs into the pens and have an odd number of pigs in each pen. it doesn't seem possible to me. i need help!
Answered by Haley Ess.
How do the perimeters of the two pentagons compare? 2007-01-02
From Robert:
If the area of one pentagon is eighty-one times the area of another pentagon, how do the perimeters of the two pentagons compare?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Parallel and perpendicular lines 2006-12-07
From Valeria:
I m having trouble with parallel and perpendicular lines a problem i need help with is y=6 find the slope if al line parallel to the graph of each equation
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Bill has four more dimes than nickels ... 2006-11-05
From Allison:
bill has four more dimes than nickels, and seven fewer nickels than pennies.he has a total of $3.35. how many of each kind of coin has he?
Answered by Karen McIver.
The area of regular pentagon inscribed in a circle 2006-10-12
From Admire:
i need help on how to find area of regular pentagon inscribed in a circle of radius 8cm
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Family of lines 2006-09-29
From Sasha:
could a "Family of Lines" have both parallel and intersecting equations that aren't related directly but otherwise related by each other to create a curve
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The velocity of a pendulum, part II 2006-09-07
From Erin:
We saw the question in your database about the velocity of a pendulum swinging.....It is the same exact question....but there is another question......it says....

"estimate the instantaneous rate of change of d with respect to t when t = 1.5. At this time, is the pendulum moving toward or away from the wall? Explain."

Answered by Harley Weston.
$10.00 worth of pennies 2006-08-30
From Amelia:
IF YOU MADE A LINE WITH $10.00 WORTH OF PENNIES, HOW LONG WOULD THE LINE BE?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Building an octagon-shaped deck 2006-07-11
From Maurice:
I'm a landscaper and one of my customers wants me to build her an octagon shaped deck in the back yard that has a measurement of 16 by 16. I'm not sure of the way to measure for materials required. It will be built with 2 by 6 lumber with a half inch spacing between the 2 by 6.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The area of a pentagon 2006-05-11
From Jessica:
i have to find the area of a pentagon ABCDE whose vertices are A (-2,-5), B (-2,2),C(2,4), D(5,2) and E(4,-2)
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A fence around a pen 2006-03-30
From Daryl:
I hope you can help me out with the attached problem, It has been driving me crazy.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
The area of a pentagon 2006-02-01
From Edward:
I am working on finding the Sq. ft of a pentagon. I saw another question like it but I am lost. I have a pentagon that is 6ft on every side what is the Sq Footage of that pentagon?
Answered by Penny Nom.
An array of pennies by year 2005-12-29
From Sheila:
What is an array? How do you create an array using 100 pennies by years?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Josh and John were both exposed to the flu 2005-12-16
From Dudley:
Josh and John were both exposed to the flu. John has a 25% chance of getting it, while Josh has a 75% chance of getting it. What are the chances that at least one of them has the flu?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Can we take the derivative of independent variable 2005-10-18
From Mussawar:
why we take derivative of dependent variable with respect to independent variable .can we take the derivative of independent with respect to dependent.if not why.
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Open dots and closed dots 2005-09-29
From Cynthia:
When graphing the solutions of an inequality, what is the difference between an open dot and a closed dot?
Answered by Penny.
The area of a pentagon 2005-08-24
From Susan:
I need to calculate the square footage of a regular pentagon (all angles are equal). Each side is 16 feet long.
Answered by Penny Nom.
An irregular pentagon 2005-02-23
From Tony:
Please help me with confirming the area in square footage of the irregular pentagon

My Name is Tony and I am working on understanding the square footage as calculated in the drawing. I also believe this is a secondary level question.

I saw the example http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.03/dana2.html and would appreciate how you worked through the problem, but couldn't find the calculations so that I could adapt them to my sizes.

Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a pentagon 2004-06-06
From Dana:
HELLO, I NEED HELP IN DETERMINING THE SIZE OF A PENTAGON.

one side is 280',from both ends of the 280 'section,we have 300' lengths,from one of these 300' sections we have a 118' length,which goes over to a length of 228',will this be enough info. or should i provide more. thanks

Answered by Penny Nom.
Sum of the angles in a pentagon 2004-03-11
From Ashish:
What is the sum of all the measures of the angles of a Pentagon
Answered by Penny Nom.
Arrays of pennies 2004-01-17
From Kathleen:
How do I create an array of 100 pennies?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Lines 2003-11-14
From A student:
What is a name that a group of lines pass through?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
An array of pennies 2003-05-23
From Saundra:
If you have 100 pennies and you are suppose to make an array do you arrange the pennies by date?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Profit for a dance studio 2003-04-28
From Craig:
A dance studio charges $80 per student for a series of 2 hour lessons. The studio's costs are $30 per hour for the instructor, $15 per lesson for the room rental, and $3 per student for miscellaneous expenses. If x is the number of students enrolled in the class, express the studio's profit P(x) in terms of x. Find the profit if 10 students are enrolled in the class.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A penny, a nickel, a dime, a quarter, and a loonie 2003-01-21
From Blaine:
I have 5 coins: a penny, a nickel, a dime, a quarter, and a loonie. How many different amounts of money could I pay using any combination of these coins?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Collinear Points 2003-01-13
From Gary:

Which of the 4 points are collinear when you construct the following concurrent lines or rays of a triangle?

  1. P(1), the point where the angle bisectors intersect.
  2. P(2), the point where the altitudes (or extensions) intersect (inside or outside of the triangle).
  3. P(3), the point where the medians intersect.
  4. P(4), the point where the perpendicular bisectors (or extensions) of the three sides of a triangle intersect.


This is for my 9-12 high school class in geometry.
My name is Gary


Thanks for your help.
Gary


Answered by Harley Weston and Chris Fisher.
Constructions of polygons 2003-01-03
From Garrett:
Our teacher just finished the constructions unit, and he mentioned briefly about odd sided figures such as pentagons and septagons, only that they're very hard. My question is, how do you draw, with a compass and a straight edge, a pentagon and septagon?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Construct a pentagon 2002-12-12
From Mary:
We were wondering what the instructions/formula, step-by-step, is to make a pentagon.
Answered by Chris Fisher and Penny Nom.
Probability 2002-08-16
From Chris:

There are two possible outcomes for a random event, A and B.

The probability of A being the outcome is 63%, and B 37%.

What is the likelihood that B will be chosen twice, consecutively? Three times, ten?


Answered by Andrei Volodin.
Pigs in pens 2002-07-10
From Shannon:
A farmer has 21 pigs and 4 pens, he must put an odd number of pigs in each pen, how does he do it?
Answered by Penny Nom and Chris Fisher.
Normal lines 2001-12-11
From Kristie:
Why are perpendicular lines called normal lines?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A polygon with five sides 2001-10-03
From A student:
I was asked a question in 5th grade today that goes: i am a polygon with five sides and 2 right angles what do i look like and what is my name
Answered by Penny Nom.
Intersection of perpendicular cylindrical surfaces 2001-07-31
From Charlie:
Please consider two right circular cylinders, perpendicular one to the other, and of unlike radii in a 3 dimensional Cartesian space with mutually perpendicular x,y,z axes. If one cylinder is centered on the y axis with radius ra, and the other on the z axis with radius rb, then the expression for the first surface would be x2 + z2 = ra2, y = any number. Likewise, the second cylinder's surface would be x2 + y2 = rb2, z = any number.

It is my intent to define the curve at the intersection of these two cylindrical surfaces. From sketching the conditions it appears that this intersection resembles an ellipse folded about its minor axis.


Answered by Chris Fisher.
Marginal Propensity to Consume 2001-05-09
From Esther:
The derivative of the national consumption function C = f(y) is called the ____________________.
Answered by Judi McDonald.
Area of a regular polygon 2001-05-01
From Carl:
What is the formula for finding the area of a regular Hexagon and a regular Pentagon
Answered by Penny Nom.
A lemon and a recall 2001-04-25
From Katie:
A Man has two cars, a recall and a lemon. The probability that the recall starts is 10%. The proabability that the lemon will start is 5%.

What is the proabability that both cars will start?


Answered by Andrei Volodin.
Hexominos 2001-04-05
From Tom:
What is a hexomino and how many different shapes are possible?
Answered by Harley Weston.
A suspension bridge 2001-03-24
From Janna:
The cables of a suspension bridge hang in a curve which approximates a parabola. The road bed passed through the vertex. If the supporting towers are 720m apart and 60m high, find:

a) an equation of the parabola (it's y = 1/2160x2)

b)the height of the cables at a point 30m from the vertex. I substituted 30 in for the x value and got 0.42 and the answer is 42. What did I do wrong?
Answered by Denis Hanson and Claude Tardif.

Kinds of lines 2001-02-09
From Robyn:
What are the different kinds/types of lines?
Answered by Leeanne Boehm.
An irregular polygon 2001-02-09
From Jason:
I have a 5 sided irregular polygon I am trying to figure out the area of. There are no right angles in the polygon as far as I can tell. I do not know any angles.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A dollar, quarter, dime, nickle and penny 2001-01-07
From Sarah:
Arnold has a dollar coin, one dime, one quarter, one nickel, and a penny. The number of different sums of money that can be formed using three coins is...
Answered by Penny Nom.
Is this a right triangle? 2000-12-08
From Alicia:
How would you set-up and answer a problem like these one? Triangle ABC has vertices A(-2,2), B(1,-2), and C (1,2). Use slopes to determine if the triangle is a right triangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Bridges and parabolas 2000-11-18
From Lauren:
My name is Lauren, and Im a secondary school student in Ontario. For my gr11 advanced math class I have to find out how and why parabolics are used in arch bridges and write 3 paragraphs on it. People who cohse satelites and whatnot are lucky - I've found a ton of info, but for arch bridges there seems to be nothing.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Connecting to a water line 2000-10-20
From Vanja:
My question is...A house is to be connected to a new water main that runs along the line y=2/3x-1. The connection point at the house has coordinates (2,9), where the units represent metres. What lenght of plastic pipe is needed to connect to the water main at the closest point?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Independent tests 2000-10-07
From A student:
If the false-positive rate of each test in a battery of tests is 0.05, how many independent tests can be included in the battery if we want the probability of obtaining at least one false-positive result to be at most 0.2?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Velocity of a pendulum 2000-08-28
From Mekca:
A pendulum hangs from the ceiling. as the pendulum swings, its distance,d cm, form one wall of the room depends on the number of seconds,t, since it was set in motion. assume that the equation for d as a function of t is: d=80+30cos3.14/3t, t>0.

estimate the instantaneous rate of change of d at t=5 by finding the average rates for t=5 to 5.1, t=5 to 5.01, and t=5 to 5.001.


Answered by Harley Weston.
Parallel and perpendicular lines 2000-05-08
From Jimmy Lumpkins:
Need a method for solving the following problem: Find the equation of a line through point P that is parallel or perpendicular to another line.
Answered by Paul Betts.
An expected value 2000-04-24
From Carl Pride:
Suppose that in a statistics class of size 23, each student has a probability of passing of 73 percent.

sample:

What is the expected number of students who will pass??


Answered by Harley Weston.
Parallel and perpendicular lines 1999-04-23
From Crystal Pilling:
My name is Crystal Pilling and I am in 9th grade algebra. We are currently studying parallel and perpendicular lines. I am having trouble with this problem: 3/4x - 5y= 16, (5,-6) I have to find a line that is perpindicular to this line on a graph.
HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!

Answered by Penny Nom.
Angles in Polygons 1999-01-21
From Jen:
  • How do u find the interior angles of a pentagon when you are given 4 of the angles and you need to find the fifth?

  • If you are given the measure of each exterior angle of a regular polygon, how do you figure out how many sides the polygon has?

  • i need all information on polygons and how to find their angles!!!

Answered by Jack LeSage.
Concurrent Lines in a Triangle 1998-08-10
From Chris Woolf:
The question is Name four types of concurrent lines, rays, or segments that are associated with triangles.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Pentominoes 1996-11-14
From Sam Maraldo:
What is a pentominoe? I need to understand the concept and how/why it is used?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A tangent to a circle is perpendicular to the radius at the point of contact. 1996-10-22
From Rita Leung:
I wonder if there is any proof for this theorem - A tangent to a circle is perpendicular to the radius at the point of contact. If there is any proof for that, can you tell me please?
Answered by Chris Fisher and Harley Weston.
A coin problem 1996-04-16
From Julie Hebert and Simon Hamel:
How many weighings would you need to find out which pile is fraudulent?
Answered by Penny Nom.
pente nulle 2007-08-31
From stephanie:
si la pente dune droite est nulle alors cette droite est quoi ???
Answered by Claude Tardif.
 
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