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### Measurement works if you have the same units!

May23

The Mars Orbiter was lost in 1999 because the Nasa team used imperial units while a contractor used metric. The \$125m probe came too close to Mars during its orbit and was probably destroyed by the planet’s atmosphere. An investigation said the “root cause” of the loss was the “failed translation of English units into […]

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NCEA Level 2 Algebra Problem. Using the information given, the shaded area = 9, that is:
y(y-8) = 9 –> y.y – 8y – 9 =0
–> (y-9)(y+1) = 0, therefore y = 9 (can’t have a distance of – 1 for the other solution for y)
Using the top and bottom of the rectangle,
x = (y-8)(y+2) = (9-8)(9+2) = 11
but, the left side = (x-4) = 11-4 = 7, but rhs = y+? = 9+?, which is greater than the value of the opp. side??
[I think that the left had side was a mistake and should have read (x+4)?]