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    Finding the Dimensions of a Form Roller

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    I need help setting up the triangles to solve this problem. The value of B=2.25 and the need to find the value of X. The answer of X is given as 2.0159. This problem you are given the answer and must construct the problem.

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    See attached figure.
    AL = AE + EL = AP/2 = 2.75/2
    CM = CD + DM = CN/2 = 3.25/2
    AE = h1
    CD = h2
    EL = DM = ?
    CM - AL = CD + DM - (AE + EL)
    => CD - AE = h2 - h1 = (3.25-2.75)/2 = 0.25

    => h2 - h1 = ...

    Solution Summary

    The dimensions of a form roller are found using trigonometry. A diagram is included with this solution.

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