Right triangle PQR is to be constructed in the xy-plane so that the right angle is at P and PR is parallel to the x-axis. The x- and y-coordinates of P, Q, and R are to be integers that satisfy the inequalities -4 <= x <= 5 and 6<= y<= 16. How many different triangles with these properties could be constructed? (A) 110

The Right Angled Triangle PQR is To Be Constructed FAQ

Right triangle PQR is to be constructed in the xy-plane so that the right angle is at P andline PR is parallel to the x-axis. The x and y coordinates of P, Q, and R are to be integersthat satisfy the inequalities: ?4 ? x ? 5 and 6 ? y ?16. https://www.transtutors.com/questions/right-triangle-pqr-is-to-be-constructed-in-the-xy-plane-so-that-the-right-angle-is-a-842161.htm

Stage 1: Select any point where the right angle will be (point P).

The point can be selected from a 10×11 grid. So, there 110 points to choose from.
This means that stage 1 can be completed in 110 ways.

Stage 2: Select a point that is on the same horizontal line as the first point. This point will be point R.

The 2 legs of the right triangle are parallel to the x- and y-axes.
The first point we select (in stage 1) dictates the y-coordinate of point R.
In how many ways can we select the x-coordinate of point R?
Well, we can choose any of the 10 coordinates from -4 to 5 inclusive EXCEPT for the x-coordinate we chose for point P (in stage 1).
So, there are 9 coordinates to choose from.
This means that stage 2 can be completed in 9 ways.

Stage 3: Select a point that is on the same vertical line as the first point. This point will be point Q.

The 2 legs of the right triangle are parallel to the x- and y-axes.
The first point we select (in stage 1) dictates the x-coordinate of point Q.
In how many ways can we select the y-coordinate of point Q?
Well, we can choose any of the 11 coordinates from 6 to 16 inclusive EXCEPT for the y-coordinate we chose for point P (in stage 1).
So, there are 10 coordinates to choose from.

This means that stage 3 can be completed in 10 ways.

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