You know what that beeping is? It’s the sound of Geometry finding Area “backwards”. Now you may be asking “How do you find area backwards?” The simple answer is that you aren’t actually finding the area of a shape. Rather, you are given the area and have to find something about the base(s) and/or height. Other than that, we are just using the area formulas from yesterday to find the missing pieces.
In Algebra II, we looked at graphing Cube Root Functions. This is basically the inverse of the cubic functions that we learned about yesterday. Whoops…did I just use a word we haven’t discussed yet (Inverse)? Well, it’s just where you take the x and the y coordinates and flip them. So, (2, 8) becomes (8, 2).