A triangle has sides A, B, and C. The angle between sides A and B is #pi/4# and the angle between sides B and C is #pi/12#. If side B has a length of 8, what is the area of the triangle?
6.762 (6.762395692966 to be precise)
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Now that we have the triangle (blue coloured in the above link), let's begin.
First drop a perpendicular from vertex A to the side BC, let it meet BC at the point D.
Now, assume the length BD =
Thus, CD =
(since BC =
using trigonometry, we have:
from triangle ADB, AD=
from triangle CDB, AD=
hence we have,
solve this linear equation in x to get the value of x as 2.4136.
hence AD =
Now, looking again at the triangle ABC whose area is to be found:
We have the height (AD=1.7067), we have the base (BC=8).
Thus, area of the triangle =