need some help - finding angle for coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bleenie, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Needless to say I am awful at math.
    I am trying to figure what the degree of angle is for one of the brooder doors i have to build.

    left side: 28 3/8"
    right side: 20.5"
    base: 46 1/8"
    top(angled part): 46.75"

    I am hoping someone can tell me how to go about finding the angle. searched all over about right trapezoids/trapeziums, etc. would Really appreciate any help.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013

  2. tymimo

    tymimo In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    My Coop
    Assuming you have square corners, you have a right triangle at the top of 7.825 (28.375 - 20.5) x 46.125 creating an angle of 9.63

    I used this triangle calculator.

    Hope this helps,
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Absent anything else, you could draw it on some cardboard, fiddle with it until the cardboard fits, then make the keeper.

  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Thank you guys very much for the help. I went to that link and figured it out myself too, just so i knew how to do it in the future!

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