Problem Statement
Our first initial attempt at the at drawing the cow problem, was to start by drawing the barn in the middle and draw half circles around the barn to see where the cow would cross and at which point would it go back the other so the rope wouldn’t get tangled.

Once doing multiple attempts of drawing where the cow would be able to graze we came up with a full circle that had a small curve, where the rope could go to it’s full length and then the cow would go back the other way to not get the rope tangled.

Once we had we full picture of our circle, we started to cut the cirlce up into sections. First we cut it up into fourths to divide it up. We used the section at the top left to cut up into smaller sections. Using the curve at the top of the circle to make to lines going to connect with each and with the barn we cut it in half diagonally to create the base of the triangle. Once we had our triangle we drew a line down the middle to make it easier to solve for the area of the triangle which is a piece that we need to solve for the entire area of the circle.
There was multiple dimensions to solve for the the area of the circle. Some dimensions we used to able to solve for the area was the using the length of the rope which help in solving for the area of the barn and so did the base of the barn.

Each we get introduced to new problems in math class that is a long process to be able to solve for the answer. This junior year to start off we got introduced to the Cow problem. We have to try and find the total area of where the cow is able to graze. There is a 10x10 barn and a 100ft rope with just those measurements we have to find the area of where the cow is able to graze.
Process
Solution
Our total answer for the area of the barn was 31,264.2ft squared. There was multiple steps to solve for the area of the cow problem but the main 3 components which was the area of the triangle which was 317.1602ft. The area of the 3/4 which was 23,562ft. And finally the curved triangle and the area of that was 3,535.
There was multiple techniques used to solve for the area of the cow problem. Some techniques we used was the phythagoream thereom to solve for the base of the triangle and one of the main techniques we used to be able to solve for the area was pi. We also used SOHCAHTOA to solve for one of the missing angles.
There was multiple techniques used to solve for the area of the cow problem. Some techniques we used was the phythagoream thereom to solve for the base of the triangle and one of the main techniques we used to be able to solve for the area was pi. We also used SOHCAHTOA to solve for one of the missing angles.
Evaluation/Reflection
This problem was not easy to start off with because we weren’t given a lot of information. So we had to just try and draw and use the rope and barn measurements to solve for something. I think that the best thing I got out of this was learning how to be able to solve for weird shaped triangle or half circles, it was a long process but not kwnoing what your doing and trying different methods really gets the most out of you. My group was was very affective it was a positive environment. We weren’t afraid to ask questions whenever we were stuck or to ask them to reexplain steps. If I were able to grade my self on this problem I would give my self a B+ because I felt I could’ve pushed my self a little bit more, but I still worked hard with my group and on my own.