The diagram below shows a triangle ABC.
(a) Calculate the length, in cm, of AC.
(b) A quadrilateral ABCDis now formed so that AC is a diagonal, ∠ACD = 45° and
AD = 14 cm. Calculate the two possible values of ÐADC.
(c) By using the acute ∠ADC from (b), calculate
(i) the length, in cm, of CD,
(ii) the area, in cm2, of the quadrilateral ABCD
Using cosine rule,
AC2 = AB2 + BC2 – 2 (AB)(BC) ∠ABC
AC2 = 162 + 122 – 2 (16)(12) cos 70o
AC2 = 400 – 131.33
AC2 = 268.67
AC = 16.39 cm