SOLVING TRIANGLES IN GEOMETRY

February 1, 2016

     In Geometry, for the last few weeks, we have been working on solving right triangle and non-right triangles for missing sides and missing angles.  To solve right triangles, we have studied the Pythagorean Theorem and used trig ratios on special right triangles. The trig ratios include sine, cosine, and tangent.  The special right triangles are triangles with the measures 45°, 45°, 90° and 30°, 60°, 90°. To solve non-right triangles, we have been applying the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines.  It has been a tough chapter due to the amount of time and knowledge it requires to solve triangles.

     Throughout this unit, we have been building upon our foundation of Algebra and exploring Trigonometry.  Algebraically, we have been solving many equations for variables.  The trig ratios of sine, cosine, and tangent are common topics in Trigonometry.  Furthermore, Pythagorean Theorem is a topic covered in our Advanced Math classes. Mathematics is truly a subject that builds upon and relates between class curriculum. 

     I have attached a few images of the topics we have been using in class. 

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