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area covered by the chemical retardant and weight of crate

1) In mountain communities, helicopters drop chemical retardants over areas which approximate the shape of an isosceles triangle having a vertex angle of 38 degrees. The angle is included by two sides, each measuring 20 ft. Find the area covered by the chemical retardant.

2) The chemical retardants are freight shipped from a warehouse. A shipping crate that weights 450 kilograms is placed on a loading ramp that makes an angle of 30 degrees with the horizontal. Find the magnitude of the components of the crate's weight perpendicular and parallel to the incline.

Solution Summary

Supplemented with graphs, the first part explains how to find the isosceles triangle area covered by the chemical retardants in a mountain community. The second part explains the perpendicular and parallel weights of the crate, which is placed on an incline.