A pyramid shaped building is 311 feet tall and has a square base with sides of 619 ft. The sides of the building are made from reflective glass. what is the surface area of the reflective glass

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A pyramid shaped building is 311 feet tall and has a square base with sides of 619 ft. The sides of the building are made from reflective glass. what is the surface area of the reflective glass

starting with:

5 + x - 12 = 2x - 7

5 + x - 12 - x = 2x - 7 - x (subtract x from both sides)

5 - 12 = x - 7 (combine and cancel x's from both sides)

5 - 12 + 7 = x - 7 + 7 (add 7 to both sides)

0 = x (add numbers together on both sides)

so in order for the equation to be true, x must be 0.

trying x = -0.5

5 + x - 12 = 2x - 7 (original equation)

5 + -0.5 - 12 = 2(-0.5) - 7 (plug in value of x)

5 + -0.5 - 12 = -1 - 7 (did multiplication)

-7.5 = -8 (did addition on both sides)

since -7.5 is obviously not equal to -8, the value of -0.5 for x is wrong.

trying x = 0

5 + x - 12 = 2x - 7 (original equation)

5 + 0 - 12 = 2(0) - 7 (plug in value of x)

5 + 0 - 12 = 0 - 7 (did multiplication)

-7 = -7 (did addition on both sides)

since -7 equals -7, that demonstrates that the value of 0 for x is correct.

trying x = 1

5 + x - 12 = 2x - 7 (original equation)

5 + 1 - 12 = 2(1) - 7 (plug in value of x)

5 + 1 - 12 = 2 - 7 (did multiplication)

-6 = -5 (did addition on both sides)

since -6 is obviously not equal to -5, the value of 1 for x is wrong.

Surface area of the reflective glass is 543234.4 square feet.

Step-by-step explanation:

Given that: height = 311 feet, sides of square base = 619 feet.

To determine the slant height, we have;

[tex]l^{2}[/tex] = [tex]311^{2}[/tex] + [tex]309.5^{2}[/tex]

= 96721 + 95790.25

= 192511.25

⇒ l = [tex]\sqrt{192511.25}[/tex]

= 438.761

The slant height, l is 438.8 feet.

Considering one reflecting surface of the pyramid, its area = [tex]\frac{1}{2}[/tex] × base × height

area = [tex]\frac{1}{2}[/tex] × 619 × 438.8

= 135808.6

= 135808.6 square feet

Since the pyramid has four reflective surfaces,

surface area of the reflective glass = 4 × 135808.6

= 543234.4 square feet

just sum

10 + 10 = 20