Posted by **melissa** on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 6:20pm.

a student strolls diagnally across a level rectangular campus plaza, covering the 50 m distance in 1.0 min (a) if the diagonal route makes a 37 degree angle with the long side of the plaza, what would be the distance if the student had walked halfway around the outside of the plaza instead of along the diagonial route ? (b)if the student had walked the outside route in 1.0 min at a constant speed of how much time would she have spent on each side?

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**drwls**, Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 6:52pm
(a) The short side of the rectangle will be b = 50 sin 37 meters. The long side is 50 cot 37. If a is the long side and b is the short side length, the distance walked around the edge, instead of the diagonal, is a + b.

(b) time = (side length)/speed

The speed is 50 m/mimute

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