What is The Length of Its Sides ?

If the sides of an equilateral triangle be increase by 1 m its area is increased by √3 sq m. The length of its sides is

  1. 2 m
  2. 5/2 m
  3. 3/2 m
  4. √3
Abdul Salam Newbie Asked on 21st July 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (3) 3/2 m
    Explanation;-
    The side of a equilateral triangle  be increase = 1 m
    Formula-
    The area of a equilateral triangle =Sqrt.3 x a2/4
    Where, a = die of a equilateral triangle
    side increase by 1m then, area increased by sqrt.2
    Then, sqrt.3 (a + 1)2/4 – sqrt.3 x a2 /4 = sqrt.2
    sqrt.3 [(a + 1)2 – a2]/4 = sqrt.3
    sqrt.3[a2 + 1 + 2a – a2]/4 = sqrt.3
    sqrt.3[2a + 1] = 4 x sqrt.3
    2a + 1 = 4
    2a = 4 – 1
    a = 3/2 m
    Hence, the length of the side is 3/2 m.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 21st July 2015.
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