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Notice that the problem provides the information that all sides of triangle have equal lengths, hence, the triangle is equilateral, having the measure of all internal angles of `60^o` .
Since the measures of internal angles are known, you may use the following formula for area of triangle such that:
`A = (AB*AC*sin hatA)/2`
The problem provides the value of area, hence, you need to substitute sqrt3 for A and `60^o` for hatA such that:
`sqrt3 = (AB^2*sin 60^o)/2 `
`sqrt3 = (AB^2*sqrt3/2)/2`
`1 = (AB^2)/4 =gt AB^2 = 4 =gt AB =2`
You should evaluate the dot product of vectors `bar(AB)` and `bar(AC)` such that:
`bar(AB)*bar(AC) = |bar(AB)|*|bar(AC)|*cos(hat(bar(AB)bar(AC)))`
Since the angle between the vectors `bar(AB)` and `bar(AC)` is of `60^o` and the magnitudes of the vectors are equal to the lengths of the sides, yields:
`bar(AB)*bar(AC) = 2*2*cos 60^o`
`bar(AB)*bar(AC) = 4*(1/2) =gt bar(AB)*bar(AC) = 2`
Hence, evaluating the dot product of vectors bar(AB) and bar(AC) under given conditions, yields `bar(AB)*bar(AC) = 2` .
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