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• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
• Word count: 2104

# Mathematics Coursework - Fencing problem

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Introduction

Mathematics Coursework - Fencing Introduction: A framer has a farm that he needs to fence, and I need to investigate and look for the largest area of a plot with the perimeter of 1000 meter. I will start from triangle the least sided shape. (All diagram not drawn to scale) Triangles: Equilateral Triangle: A triangle that has the same length on every side is known as an equilateral triangle. Formula: (Base x Height) ?2 Equilateral Triangle 1: Height: H2+ 166.72 = 333.32 (Pythagoras Theorem) H2 = 111088.89 - 27788.89 H2 = 83300 H = 288.6m (1 d.p.) Area of triangle: (288.62 x 166.7) m = 48112.5m2 (1 d.p.) Isosceles Triangles: Isosceles triangle means a triangle that has two same lengths on the side and the bottom two angles will be the same. Formula: (Base x Height) ?2 Isosceles Triangle 1: Sides 262.5 Base 475 Perimeter: (2 x 262.5 + 475) m = 1000m Height: H2 + 237.52 = 262.52 H2 = 68906.25 - 56406.25 H2 = 12500 H = 111.8m (1 d.p.) Area of triangle: (111.8 x 237.5) m = 26553.3m (1 d.p.) Isosceles Triangle 2: Sides 317 Base 366 Perimeter: (2 x 317 + 366) m = 1000m Height: H2 + 1832 = 3172 H2 = 100489 - 33489 H2 = 67000 H = 258.84m (2 d.p.) Area of triangle: (258.84 x 183) m = 47368.38 m2 (2 d.p.) Right angle triangles: A triangle that has a right angle is called a right angle triangle. ...read more.

Middle

Formula: Base x Height Rectangle 1: Area: (381.5 x 118.5) m = 45207.75m2 Rectangle 2: Area: (206.23 x 293.77) m = 60584.1871m2 Trapeziums: A shape that has two parallel sides, but different length. Formula: (a +b) x h ? 2 Trapezium 1: Perimeter: (3.5 + 4 + 9 + 3.5) m = 20m Ratio: 20=1000 9=X 3.5=Y 4=Z 1000 ? 2 = 50 Length: 9=X 9 x 50 = 450m 3.5=Y 3.5 x 50 = 175m 4=Z 4 x 50 = 200m Height: 752 + H2 = 1752 5625 + H2 = 30625 H2 = 30625 - 5625 H2 = 25000 H = 158 m (3 s.g.) Area: (200 + 450) x 158 ? 2 = 650 x 158 ? 2 = 102700 ? 2 = 51350 m2 Trapezium 2: Perimeter: (15 + 7 + 9 + 7) m = 38 m Ratio: 38=1000 15=X 7=Y 9=Y 1000 ? 38 = 26.32 (2 d.p.) Length: 15=X 15 x 26.32 = 395m (3 s.g.) 7=Y 7 x 26.32 = 184 m (3 s.g.) 9 = Z 9 x 26.32 = 237m (3 s.g.) Height: 792 + H2 = 1842 6241 + H2 = 33856 H2 = 33856 - 6241 H2 = 27615 H = 166.2 m (1 d.p.) Area: (395 + 237) x 166.2 ? 2 = 632 x 166.2 ? 2 = 105038.4 ? 2 = 52519.2 m2 Trapezium 3: Perimeter: (8 + 7 +4 + 7) m = 26m Ratio: 26=1000 8=X 7=Y 4=Z 1000 ? ...read more.

Conclusion

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