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611 i Three-sided polygons are called triangles; those of four sides, quadrilaterals; those of five sides, pentagons, and so on.
612i An equilateral triangle is one whose sides are , all equal; as CAD. /|\
Note. — The line A B, drawn from the angle A perpendic- / I \ nlar to the base C D, is the altitude of the triangle CAD. C L ! A n
An isosceles triangle is one which has two of its sides equal; as E F G.
A scalene trianyle is one which has its three sides unequal; as li I J.
A right-angled triangle is one which has a right yr angle; as K L M.
613i To find the area of a triangle.
Multiply the base by half the altitude, and the product will be the area. Or,
Add the three sides together, take half that sum, and from this subtract each side separately; then multiply the half of the sum and these remainders together, and the square root of this product will be the area.
Ex. 1. What are the contents of a triangle whose perpendicular height is 12 feet, and whose base is 18 feet? Ans. 108 feet.
2. There is a triangle, the longest side of which is 15.6 feet, the shortest side 9.2 feet, and the other side 10.4 feet. What are the contents? Ans. 46.139-f- feet .
3. The triangular gable of a certain building has a base of 40 feet and an altitude of 15 feet; how many square feet of boards will cover it? 'Ans. 300 sq. ft.
4. The perimeter of a certain field in the form of an equilateral triangle is 336 rods; what is the area of the field?
Ans. 33 acres 152 sq. rd.
614i A parallelogram is any quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel.
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615i A rectangle is any right-angled parallelogram; as ABCI).
6I6i A square is a parallelogram whose sides are equal, and whose angles are right angles; as E F G H.
617. A rhomlnts is a parallelogram whose sides are equal, and whose angles are not right angles; as IJKL.
6I8i A rhomboid is a parallelogram whose angles are not right angles; as M N O P.
Note. — The attitude of a tween any two between two sides M N and O P.
attitude of a parallelogram is the perpendicular distance beof its parallel sides taken as bases, as the line P Q, drawn es of the rhomboid MM OP, and perpendicular to the sides
619. A trapezoid is a quadrilateral which has only two of its sides parallel; as KSTU.
620i A trapezium is a quadrilateral which has no two sides parallel; as \V X Y Z.
Note. — A diar/imal of a quadrilateral, or of any polygon of more than four sides, is a straight line which joins the vertices of two opposite angles, or of two angles not adjacent; as the line X Z joining vertices of opposite angles of the trapezium \V X Y Z.
621. To find the area of a parallelogram.
Multiply the base by the altitude, and the product will be the area.
Ex. 1. What are the contents of a board 15 feet long and 2 feet wide? Ans. 30 feet.
2. A rectangular state is 128 miles long and 48 miles wide. How many square miles does it contain? Ans. 6144 miles.
3. The base of a rhomboid being 12 feet, and its height 8 feet, required the area. Ans. 96 feet.
4. Required the area of a rhombus of which one of the equal sides is 358 feet, and the perpendicular distance between it and the opposite side is 194 feet. Ans. 69452 sq. ft.
5. The largest of the Egyptian pyramids is square at its base, and measures 693 feet on a side. How much ground does it cover? Ans. 11 acres 4 poles.
6. What is the difference between the area of a floor 40 feet square, and that of two others, each 20 feet square? Ans. 800 feet.
7. There is a square whose area is 3600 yards; what is the side of a square, and the breadth of a -walk along each side and each end of the square, which shall take up just one half of the whole?
. ( 42.42-]- yards, side of the square.
622. To find the area of a trapezoid.
Multiply half of the sum of the parallel sides by the altitude, and the product is the area.
Ex. 1. If the parallel sides of a trapezoid are 75 and 33 feet, and the perpendicular breadth 20 feet, what is the area?
Ans. 1080 sq. ft.
2. Required the area of a meadow in the form of a trapezoid, whose parallel sides are 786 and 4 73 links, and whose altitude is 986 links. Ans. 6 acres 33 rods 3 yards.
623i To find the area of a trapezium.
Divide the trapezium into two trianqlrs by a diagonal, and then find the areas of these triangles; their sum will be the area of the trapezium.
Ex. 1. Required the area of a garden in the form of a trapezium, of which the four sides are 328, 456, 572, and 298 feet, and the diagonal, drawn from the angle between the first and second sides, 593 feet. Ans. 3 acres 1 rood 31 rods 29 yards 3.85 feet.
2. Given one of the diagonals of a field, in the form of a trapezium, equal 17 chains 56 links, to compute the area, the perpendiculars to that diagonal from the opposite angles being 8 chains 82 links, and 7 chains 73 links. Ans. 14 acres 2 roods 5 rods.
Pentagons, Hexagons, &c.
624. A pentagon is a polygon of five sides; a hexagon, one of six sides; a heptagon, one of seven sides; an octagon, one of eight sides; a nonagon, one of nine sides; and so on for a decagon, undecagon, dodecagon, &c. n
625. A regular polygon is one whose sides and angles are equal; as the pentagon ABODE.
626. To find the area of a regular polygon.
Multiply the perimeter by half the perpendicular let fall from the centre upon one of the sides. Or,
Multiply the square of one of the sides by the number against the polygon in the following
6.181824 7.694209 9.365641 11.196152
Ex. 1. What is the area of a regular pentagon, of which the side is 250 feet, and the perpendicular froin the centre to one side 172.05 feet? Ans. 107531.25 sq. ft.
2. What is the area of a regular hexagon whose side is 356 yards, and whose perpendicular is 308.305 yards? Ans. 329269.74yd.
3. The side of a regular octagonal enclosure is 60 yards; how many acres are included? Ans. 3 acres 2 roods 14 rods 19 yards.
4. The side of a field, whose shape is that of a regular decagon, is 243 feet; what is its area?
Ans. 10 acres 1 rood 28 rods 24 yards 6.347 feet .
627 i A circle is a plane figure bounded by a line, every part of which is equally distant from a point within called the center; as AEFGBU.
The circumference or periphery of bounds it.
A radius is a line drawn from the center to the circumference; as C A, or C D.
A diameter is a line which passes through the center, and is terminated by the circumference; as A B.
An arc is any portion of the circumference; as AD, A E, or E G F.
The chord of an arc is the straight line joining its extremities; as E F, which is the chord of the arc E G F.
028. The segment of a circle is the portion included by an arc and its chord; as the space included by the arc E G F and the chord E F.
629i The sector of a circle is the portion included by two radii and the intercepted arc; as the space A C D A.
639. A zone is the space between two parallel chords of a circle; as the space A E F B A.
631. A lune, or crescent, is the space included between the intersecting arcs of two eccentric circles; as A C B E A.
632■ A circular ring is the space included between the circumference of two concentric A circles; as the space between the rings A B and CD.
To find the circumference of a circle, the diameter being given.
Multiply the diameter by 3.141592.
Ex. 1. If the diameter of a circle is 144 feet, what is the circumference? Ans. 452.389248 feet.
2. If the diameter of the earth is 7964 miles, what is its circumference? Ans. 25019.638688-j- miles.
3. Required the circumference of a circle, whose radius is 512 feet . Ans. 4 furlongs 34 rods 5 yards 1 foot.
634I To find the diameter of a circle, the circumference being given.
Multiply the circumference by .318309.
Ex. 1. Required the diameter of a circle, whose circumference is 1043 feet. Ans. 331.997-(- feet.
2. If the circumference of a circle is 25000 miles, what is its diameter? Ans. 7957.74-(- miles.
3. If the circumference of a round stick of timber is 50 inches, what is its diameter? Ans. 15.91519-f-inches.
635. To find the area of a circle, the diameter, or the circumfcrence, or both, being given.
Multiply the square of the diameter by .785398. Or,
Ex. 1. If the diameter of a circle is 761 feet, what is the area?
Ans. 454840.475158 feet .
2. There is a circular island, three miles in diameter; how many acres does it contain? Ans. 4523.89-)- acres.
3. Required the area of a circle, of which the circumference is 1284 yards. Ans. 27 acres 17 rods 0.8-f- yards.
4. Required the area of a circle, of which the diameter is 169, and the circumference 532 inches. Ans. 17 yards 3 feet 13 inches.
636. To find the area of a sector of a circle.
Multiply the length of the arc by half the radius of the circle. Or, As 360° are to the degrees in the arc of the sector, so is the area of the circle to the area of the sector.
Ex. 1. Required the area of a sector, of which the arc is 79 and the radius of the circle 47 inches. Ans. 1856.5 inches.
2. Required the area of a sector, of which the arc is 26°, and the radius of the circle 25 feet. Ans. 141.8 square feet.
637. To find the area of the segment of a circle.
Find the area of the sector which has the same arc with the segment; and also the area of the triangle formed by the chord and the radii drawn to its extremities. The difference of these areas, when the segment is less, and their sum, when the segment is greater, than the semicircle, will be the area of the segment. Or,