Trigonometry/Worked Example: Area of a Roof

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Area of a Roof

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Roof Plan for Trigonometry

An engineer is planning to make an roof with a m frame base. The angle of the slope of the roof to the base is . The sloped sides are congruent. Use the information to answer items (a)-(b).

(a) Find the area of the roof.
(b) If the area of each square tile is , find the number of tiles and right triangle tiles necessary to fully cover the roof.

The idea of this worked example is to measure the area of a roof, as seen in plan, and then divide by , where is the angle of slope of the roof, to get the area of tiles needed. And then the quantity of tiles. Intention is to use a real roof's plan, where all the slopes are the same.