# The ratio of interior angles of a triangle is1:5:6. the shortest side is 4m. what is the area of the triangle?

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Being the smallest angle, 15 degrees is the side that is opposite to the 4m.

Making use of the trigonometric functions (the SOH-CAH-TOA thingy), you'll need to get the side that is opposite to the 75 degree-angle for the calculation of area.

To get the other leg:

Sine 15 degrees = 4m/ Hypotenuse, then you will just derive the formula of hypotenuse here and it will be Hypotenuse = 4m/sine 15 degrees

Cosine 15 degrees = Adjacent/ hypotenuse, then it will be hypotenuse = adjacent/cosine 15 degrees, but we already know the equivalent of hypotenuse so we will use it as (4m/sine 15 degrees = adjacent/cosine 15 degrees). Deriving the measure of the adjacent side, we will have 4(cosine 15 degrees)/ sine 15 degrees.

Which is equal to:

To get the area, we would just multiply the adjacent side to the 2m (because we already divided it by 2 so we would not need to after).

And we will arrive to , however simplifying it could get us to or approximation of 29.856 square meters.