Triangle - math word problems

  1. Isosceles trapezoid
    lichobeznik_mo_z8_5 What is the height of an isosceles trapezoid, the base of which has a length of 11 cm and 8 cm and whose legs measure 2.5 cm?
  2. Triangular prism
    688_triangle Calculate the surface of a triangular prism 10 cm high, the base of which is a triangle with sides 6 cm 8 cm and 8 cm
  3. Acceleration 2
    car_14 if a car traveling at a velocity of 80 m/s/south accelerated to a velocity of 100 m/s east in 5 seconds, what is the cars acceleration? using Pythagorean theorem
  4. Vertices of RT
    RightTriangleMidpoint_3 Show that the points P1 (5,0), P2 (2,1) & P3 (4,7) are the vertices of a right triangle.
  5. Angles by cosine law
    357_triangle Calculate the size of the angles of the triangle ABC, if it is given by: a = 3 cm; b = 5 cm; c = 7 cm (use the sine and cosine theorem).
  6. Four sides of trapezoid
    lichobeznik-stredni_pricka_3 In the trapezoid ABCD is |AB| = 73.6 mm; |BC| = 57 mm; |CD| = 60 mm; |AD| = 58.6 mm. Calculate the size of its interior angles.
  7. Tree
    stromcek_1 Between points A and B is 50m. From A we see a tree at an angle 18°. From point B we see the tree in three times bigger angle. How tall is a tree?
  8. Right triangle trigonometrics
    triangle2 Calculate the size of the remaining sides and angles of a right triangle ABC if it is given: b = 10 cm; c = 20 cm; angle alpha = 60° and the angle beta = 30° (use the Pythagorean theorem and functions sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent)
  9. 30-gon
    30gon At a regular 30-gon the radius of the inscribed circle is 15cm. Find the "a" side size, circle radius "R", circumference, and content area.
  10. Sides od triangle
    podobnost Sides of the triangle ABC has length 4 cm, 5 cm and 7 cm. Construct triangle A'B'C' that are similar to triangle ABC which has a circumference of 12 cm.
  11. Angles ratio
    triangles_16 The internal angles of a triangle are in ratio 1:4:5 What kind of triangle is it? (solve internal angles and write down and discuss)
  12. V-belt
    remenice-a-remen1 Calculate a length of the V-belt when the diameter of the pulleys is: D1 = 600 mm D2 = 120 mm d = 480 mm
  13. Center of gravity
    triangles_9 In the isosceles triangle ABC is the ratio of the lengths of AB and the height to AB 10:12. The arm has a length of 26 cm. If the center of gravity T of triangle ABC find area of triangle ABT.
  14. Tree shadow
    tree3 The shadow of the tree is 16 meters long. Shadow of two meters high tourist sign beside standing is 3.2 meters long. What height has tree (in meters)?
  15. Trapezoid MO-5-Z8
    lichobeznik-stredni_pricka_2 Trapezoid KLMN has bases 12 and 4 cm long. The area of triangle KMN is 9 cm2. What is the area of the trapezoid KLMN?
  16. Sun rays
    sfinga-a-cheopsova-pyramida-w-4066 If the sun's rays are at an angle 60° then famous Great Pyramid of Egypt (which is now high 137.3 meters) has 79.3 m long shadow. Calculate current height of neighboring chefren pyramid whose shadow is measured at the same time 78.8 m and the current he
  17. Isosceles right triangle
    IsoscelesRightTriangle Contents of an isosceles right triangle is 18 dm2. Calculate the length of its base.
  18. Trapezoid thirds
    lichobeznik_mo_z8_3 The ABCD trapezoid with the parallel sides of the AB and the CD and the E point of the AB side if the segment DE divides the trapezoid into two parts with the same area. Find the length of the AE line segment.
  19. Equilateral triangle
    rs_triangle_1 The equilateral triangle has a 23 cm long side. Calculate its content area.
  20. Double ladder
    rr_rebrik The double ladder shoulders should be 3 meters long. What height will the upper top of the ladder reach if the lower ends are 1.8 meters apart?

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