# The Sides of a Quadrilateral, Taken in Order Are 5, 12, 14 and 15 Meters Respectively, and the Angle Contained by the First Two Sides is a Right Angle. Find Its Are - Mathematics

The sides of a quadrilateral, taken in order are 5, 12, 14 and 15 meters respectively, and the angle contained by the first two sides is a right angle. Find its are

#### Solution

Given that sides of quadrilateral are AB = 5 m, BC = 12 m, CD = 14 m and DA = 15 m
AB = 5m, BC = 12m, CD = 14 m and DA = 15 m
Join AC

Area of ΔABC = 1/2×π΄π΅×π΅πΆ       [β΅π΄πππ ππ Δππ=1/2(3π₯+1)]

= 1/2×5×12

= 30 cm2

In ΔABC By applying Pythagoras theorem.

AC^2=AB^2+BC^2

⇒AC=sqrt(5^2+12^2)

⇒sqrt(25+144)

⇒sqrt169=13m

πππ€ ππ Δπ΄π·πΆ
Let 2s be the perimeter

∴ 2s = (AD + DC + AC)

⇒ S = 1/2(15+14+13)=1/2×42=21π

By using Heron’s formula

∴ Area of ΔADC = sqrt(S(S-AD)(S-DC)(S-AC))

=sqrt(21(21-15)(21-14)(21-13))

sqrt(21xx6xx7xx8)

∴π΄πππ ππ ππ’πππππππ‘ππππ π΄π΅πΆπ·=ππππ ππ (Δπ΄π΅πΆ)+π΄πππ ππ (Δπ΄π·πΆ) = 30 + 84 = 114 m^2

Concept: Application of Heronβs Formula in Finding Areas of Quadrilaterals
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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Mathematics for Class 9
Chapter 17 Heronβs Formula
Exercise 17.2 | Q 3 | Page 19

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