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# Finding area of a triangle watch

1. (Original post by TenOfThem)
Poop

Never the less ... I am sure that the OP can sketch a diagram
That's the really funny thing; there's a diagram given in the question.
2. (Original post by BabyMaths)
That's the really funny thing; there's a diagram given in the question.
I've already knew what the height and base were though, the problem is an error I'm making in the distance formula which I can't figure out, I already knew the base had a distance of 3, it's when I substitute the OB coordinates in to the distance formula, I keep making some arithmetic error, I can see the distance is 6 too but when I try to prove that it is actually 6, I don't get 6.
3. (Original post by Magenta96)
I've already knew what the height and base were though, the problem is an error I'm making in the distance formula which I can't figure out, I already knew the base had a distance of 3, it's when I substitute the OB coordinates in to the distance formula, I keep making some arithmetic error, I can see the distance is 6 too but when I try to prove that it is actually 6, I don't get 6.
OB IS NOT 6

Why would it be

It is the hypotenuse of a triangle with sides 1 and 6

As you have said OB = root (37)

4. The end?
5. (Original post by BabyMaths)

The end?
Very colourful.
6. (Original post by BabyMaths)
That's the really funny thing; there's a diagram given in the question.
Oh, dear Lord
7. (Original post by BabyMaths)

The end?
yes that clears up my confusion, I was finding the wrong height and didn't find the perpendicular height, thanks
8. You're welcome.

I'm sure you were just having a blank moment or two or three. I'm sure another time you'd get this straight away.

Working too hard on new year's eve?
9. (Original post by BabyMaths)
You're welcome.

I'm sure you were just having a blank moment or two or three. I'm sure another time you'd get this straight away.

Working too hard on new year's eve?
Yes, I've been doing past papers 24/7 for maths for the last 2 days so I end up getting the really long ones right and mess up the easy ones by over-thinking every little thing!
10. (Original post by Magenta96)
yes that clears up my confusion, I was finding the wrong height and didn't find the perpendicular height, thanks
Sorry for posting an incorrect picture.

11. (Original post by Magenta96)
Yes, I can tell where the base and height are now and have one distance of 3. I can't seem to get 6 for the distance of OB though, I'm making some error in the distance formula even though I've checked my working loads

EDIT; Sorry my diagram was wrong.

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