# Area the goat can graze inside a right triangular lot

**Problem**

A 30° right triangular lot has the long leg measuring 67 m. On the long leg and 15 m from the short leg, is a peg to which a goat is tied such that the farthest distance its mouth can reach is 30 m from the peg. Find the area inside the lot from which the goat can graze.

**Solution**

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$\alpha = 60^\circ - \beta$

From triangle BCP:

$\beta = 30^\circ$

$\alpha = 60^\circ - 30^\circ = 30^\circ$

From triangle PFE:

$\theta = 60^\circ$

$\phi = 180^\circ - \alpha - 2\beta - \theta$

$\phi = 180^\circ - 30^\circ - 2(30^\circ) - 60^\circ$

$\phi = 30^\circ$

Required Area:

$A = A_{\text{sector } BPG} + A_{\text{triangle } BPD} + A_{\text{sector } DPE} + A_{\text{triangle } EPF}$

$A = \dfrac{\pi(30^2)(30^\circ)}{360^\circ} + \dfrac{30^2 \sin 60^\circ}{2} + \dfrac{\pi(30^2)(30^\circ)}{360^\circ} + \dfrac{15(30) \sin 60^\circ}{2}$

$A = 1055.8 ~ \text{m}^2$ *answer*