## Wednesday, November 17, 2010

### Cameron's Homework Book Post: pg. 33 Numbers 6,7,8

I have chosen to do questions 6, 7, and 8 in the homework book on page 33.

6. The width of a rectangle is 8cm, and its diagonal is 17cm.

a) Calculate the length of the rectangle. Show your work!
c² - b² = a²
17² - 8² = a²
(17x17) - (8x8) = a²
289cm² - 64cm² = 225cm²
225cm² = c²
√225cm² = √c²
15cm² = c²

7. A quadrilateral has a width of 17cm and a length of 26cm. A diagonal is 31cm. Is the quadrilateral a rectangle? Justify your answer.

a² + b² = c²
26² + 17² = c²
(26x26) + (17x17) = c²
676cm² + 289cm² = 965cm²
965cm² = c²
√965cm² = √c²
31.06cm²

Answer: No, the corners do not meet at right angles because 17² + 26² ≠ 31²

8. A ship leaves port heading due west. After travelling at a speed of 20 km/h for 10h, the ship makes a 90 degree turn and heads south, travelling south for 7.5 h, how far is the ship from the port? Show your work.

20 km/h for 10h west equals 200km
20 km/h for 7.5h south equals 150km
200 km² + 150km²=?
40,000km + 22,500km = 62500km
✓62,500km = 250km²

Answer: The ship is 250km² away from the port.

Here is a video:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/pythagoras.html

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/pythagorean-theorem-game.php

I'm sorry that their aren't any pictures, my computer won't let me put them on.

Hope this helps!

1. Good job Cammy ! I liked how you included a video, links and color. Keep up the good work (:

2. GREAT JOB CAMERON! I liked the way you included a video, links, and color to highlight important things. Next time, try to add some picture. Keep it up!

3. Good job, Cameron! I liked how you included a game to help u. Also, I liked how you highlighted the important words. Next time, try to add some pictures of your work.

4. Great Job Cam =) It's good that you gave colour, a video, links, games and the answer. But you could've put some pictures. Overall, you did a great job, keep up the good work!

5. I'm sorry that their aren't any pictures, my computer won't let me put them on.

6. Great job Cameron! I liked how you had links, color, information, and a video. Also i liked how you had a game. Keep it up :)

7. Cameron ... You did an awesome JOB!
You included colour in the text giving us keywords which helped alot.
Keep it UP!

8. Good Job Cameron! I liked how you added a video and links and highlighted important words. Keep up the Goodwork!

9. GOOD JOB CAMERON!!!!! Very nice video and also you highlighted the important words. i really like that

10. Good job Cameron! :) I liked how you added color, links and a video, keep up the good work!

11. Great Job Cameron! I liked how you added colors, it was well organized easy to understand. Great job on posting a video. Keep it up!

12. Great job Cameron, I like how your post is very neat and has color to the key words of the sentences, Keep it up!

13. Good Job Cameron! :)
I like how you had more then one link, a video, and colour. keep it up! ;)

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15. Good Job Cameron!