#### The Preacher

##### Junior Member

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Now I've got this one. If AD wasn't a radical number thingy, I might be able to do it, but radicals confuse me.

Here's what I've got so far:

AXD is a 30-60-90 right triangle, and angle XAD = 30 degrees (thanks, soroban).

The side opposite the 30 degree angle is half the hypotenuse. Now, I'm having trouble with what exactly half of \(\displaystyle \[

4\sqrt 3

\]\) is.

After I find what \(\displaystyle \[

4\sqrt 3

\]\) is, how do I put it into the Pythagorean equation? I want to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find AX, and that will be my height, but I'm used to using regular numbers in those, and these radical numbers confuse me.

Thanks for helping me out, I hope I can learn this stuff so I don't have to ask so much. Let me know if I start to wear out my welcome with requests.

-The Preacher