QUERY: word problem? Not sure if this means the entire window or just the labeled portion

I have the answer for a single **and** the full set of panels in the hexagon.

I apologize for tagging two mods but you guys are the best math professionals I know out there @Vocaloid @angle

What are you stuck with? Step 1: Solve for the area of 1 of the triangles using the given formula Step 2: Multiply by 6 because there are 6 triangles

Well, I know how to solve the problem, except idk if it's asking for the entire window or not. Wording is unclear

oh yeah entire window

Especially since it says "windows" for some reason in the beginning. Extra confusion

nono you're over thinking it the first sentence is saying that the sunlight for any window depends on the area of the glass of the window in general

because it was talking about 'in general' it used plural in the first sentence

Thank you so much! 🏅

Protip for those who are studying/learning this kind of math:

To get a singular panel, use triangular area formula \(A=\frac{1}{2}bh\) where \(b=6\) and \(h=5.2\),\[\therefore A_{panel}=\frac{1}{2}(6)(5.2)=\frac{1}{2}{31.2}=15.6\text{ in}^2\]

To get the entire window, just multiply the previous value by 6 since there are six panels:\[A_{window}=6\cdot A_{panel}=6\cdot15.6\text{ in}^2=93.6\text{ in}^2\]

Hope that helped!

~~I wish I could edit the original question to make it a reference post, but editing is bugged~~

Actually, I had another question. Would this be \(0.77\overline{87}\) or \(0.7\overline{78}\)? (Since nobody knows if there's another 8 at the tail end)

the latter 0.778 with the 78 repeating

it gets highlighted for when the pattern first starts repeating

I thought so too but idk if there's an 8 at the end after wait, highlighted?

I meant with the line over it

yeah, I wasn't sure which version it was due to not being sure if there is an 8 at the end (which there would be if it's \(0.7\overline{78}\) right?)

there is no end

oh I mean 8 at the end of revealed sequence, my bad

it doesn't matter, the dot dot dots mean that whatever pattern you see should be repeated

ah, okay but is \(0.77\overline{87}\) still valid though? That was my main issue because both look like they qualify as the answer, but there's only one 💀

one correct answer*

assume that mathematicians are lazy - always pick the most efficient notation

😂 Okay

it would be technically correct, but in terms of a multiple choice question - that is how I would think about it

So then go with this - ?\[\large{0.7\overline{78}}\]

correct

Okay, ty!! ~~double medals should be allowed - jk~~

well you see... this is why we only allow one question per post

oh no I was joking haha

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