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Afboy143
06-23-2003, 12:35 AM
what would the slant height b on a truck box with these dimensions

TD: 3"
BD" 7.5"

Thanks guys

slipknot87420
06-23-2003, 12:41 AM
5.25

Afboy143
06-23-2003, 12:43 AM
O **** i forgot something!! Ive never been good at measuring **** ah ok here goes

the TOP DEPTH is 3"
the Bottom Depth is 7.5"
The heigth is 17"
I want to know how tall i have to cut the board to make it fit perfect from the top to the bottom on the front

Afboy143
06-23-2003, 12:12 PM
Anyone?

xbwfo
06-28-2003, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Afboy143
O **** i forgot something!! Ive never been good at measuring **** ah ok here goes

the TOP DEPTH is 3"
the Bottom Depth is 7.5"
The heigth is 17"
I want to know how tall i have to cut the board to make it fit perfect from the top to the bottom on the front

Cut a piece of card board 17" long, 3" tall at one end, 7.5" tall at the other, then measure the last side..........

spyd3r
06-28-2003, 02:37 AM
Geez, you guys make me wonder how low the math level is in some states...........

Its pure algebra...(the 4th grade kind)

a^2+b^2=c^2

thus,

4.5^2+17^2 =c^2

So the hypothenuse of your triangle is goin to be 17.5855"

When building your box make sure you take the thickness of the wood in consideration...... and also make sure to cut the slanted piece on a correct angle so it fits nicely onto the edges. ;)

xbwfo
06-29-2003, 02:32 AM
Doh! :p