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Chapter 10 Area And Area Method
BASIC KNOWLEDGE
1. FORMULAS
1. S
1
1
1
aha = bhb = chc
2
2
2
(1)
2. Let ha b sin C, hb c sin A, and hc a sin B. Equation (1) becomes:
S
1
1
1
bc sin A = ac sinB = ab sinC
2
2
2
(2)
3. S s(s a)(s b)(s c)
s=

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MC 3
(1)
(2)
(3)
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the middle part?
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Two drivers leave city A at the same time for city B which is 450 miles
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MC 8
(1)
At a new job, Bobs starting monthly salary is $1000, and he gets a $20 raise
each succeeding month. In total, how much does Bob earn in his first year at this job?
(2)
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MC 5
(1)
Alexs uncle paid Alex $5 a week for doing a few minor chores. However, if
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MC 2
(1)
Leila is preparing boxed lunches for a group of 150 people. The lunches are
the same except for the sandwiches. The four sandwich options are ham, turkey, roast beef
or vegetarian. From past experience, she knows she will need 30% turkey, 31 as m

MC 4
(1)
Jasmine had 3 paperclips on Monday, then she had 6 on Tuesday, and her
number of paperclips proceeded to double on each subsequent day. On what day of the
week did she first have more than 100 paperclips?
(2)
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MC 7
(1)
Two hundred fifty eighth-graders took a test. Eighty percent of them
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below 60 scored below 50. How many students scored below 50?
(2)
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MC 6
(1)
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the sum of the x-coordinates of the points that lie in the region above the line y = 2x + 7
in the coordinate plane?
(2)
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MC 10
(1)
A triangle has side lengths of 8, 15 and 17 units. What is the area of the
triangle, in square units?
(2)
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(3)
The rectangular plot with largest possible area has a perimeter of 86 feet.
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(1)
A 10-foot diameter carpet costs $1350. If cost is proportional to surface
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(2)
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