# Special Right Triangle Application Problems

Special Right Triangle Application Problems Geometry Unit 4 A TREE CASTS A SHADOW THAT IS 150 FEET LONG. IF THE

ANGLE FROM THE TIP OF THE SHADOW TO THE TOP OF THE TREE IS 30, HOW TALL IS THE TREE TO THE NEAREST FOOT? IF THE TREE BEGINS TO FALL

AND YOUR CAR IS PARKED 90 FEET AWAY FROM THE TREE, WOULD YOU HAVE TO MOVE YOUR CAR? THE AREA OF A SQUARE IS

25 CM. WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE DIAGONAL OF THE SQUARE? FIND THE PERIMETER OF TRAPEZOID ABCD.

A 6 B

9 D 60

# 7 A KITE, FLYING 50 FEET HIGH IN THE AIR IS ATTACHED BY A STRING TO A STAKE IN THE

SAND. HOW LONG IS THE STRING TO THE NEAREST TENTH OF A FOOT? THE BASEBALL DIAMOND IS IN THE SHAPE OF A SQUARE

WITH EACH SIDE BEING 90 FEET. IF THE CATCHER THROWS OUT A RUNNER AT SECOND BASE WHO WAS TRYING TO STEAL, HOW FAR DOES HE NEED TO THROW

THE BALL? THE SHORTER LEG OF A 30-60-90 TRIANGLE IS 7.4 METERS LONG. FIND THE PERIMETER.

FIND THE ALTITUDE OF AN EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE, IF EACH SIDE OF THE TRIANGLE HAS A LENGTH OF 14 METERS.

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