October 4th, 2017, 10:46 AM  #1 
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October 5th, 2017, 07:42 AM  #2 
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As (1086' + A)/A = 13744/13312, A = 1086' × 13312/(13744  13312) = 301184'/9.

October 5th, 2017, 08:01 AM  #3  
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$\displaystyle \tan \theta = \frac{13312}{A}$ for the small triangle and $\displaystyle \tan \theta = \frac{13744}{(1086+A)}$ for the large triangle. Equating the two gives $\displaystyle \frac{13312}{A} = \frac{13744}{(1086+A)}$ which can then be solved for A using basic algebra. Once A is known, you can either use trigonometry or Pythagoras' theorem to get B using the small triangle dimensions.  

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