Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 13, Trigonometric Ratios and Functions - 13.1 Use Trigonometry with Right Triangles - 13.1 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 857: 29a


$x=0.5$ and $P=6$

Work Step by Step

Let us consider a configuration having $30-60-90$ angles (a triangle). The shorter leg of such a triangle is always half as long as the hypotenuse. Here, hypotenuse $=1$ Thus, $x=(0.5) \times (1)=0.5$ Now, the perimeter of the hexagon is $P=12x$ This gives: $P=(12) (0.5)=6$ Hence, $x=0.5$ and $P=6$
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