In the diagram, PQS is a right angled triangle, ∠PSQ = 90o, |PS| = 3 cm, |PQ| = 5 cm, ∠PRS = 61o and ∠QPR = xo. Calculate, correct to one decimal place, the

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In part(a) ∠QPS = cos-1 = 53.13o. xo = 53.13o – (90o – 61o) = 24.1o
In part(b), QS = = 4 cm. Area of PQS = x 3 x 4 = 6 cm2
|RS| = 3tan29o = 1.6629. Area of PRS = x 3 x 1.6629 = 2.49439
Area of PQR = Area of PQS – Area of PRS = 6 – 2.49439 = 3.5 cm2, correct to 1 decimal place.