# 4 8 Triangles 4 8 Isoscelesand Equilateral Triangles

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4 -8 Triangles 4 -8 Isoscelesand Equilateral Triangles Warm Up Lesson Presentation Lesson Quiz Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Warm Up 1. Find each angle measure. 60°; 60° True or False. If false explain. 2. Every equilateral triangle is isosceles. True 3. Every isosceles triangle is equilateral. False; an isosceles triangle can have only two congruent sides. Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Objectives Prove theorems about isosceles and equilateral triangles. Apply properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles. Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Vocabulary legs of an isosceles triangle vertex angle base angles Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Recall that an isosceles triangle has at least two congruent sides. The congruent sides are called the legs. The vertex angle is the angle formed by the legs. The side opposite the vertex angle is called the base, and the base angles are the two angles that have the base as a side. 3 is the vertex angle. 1 and 2 are the base angles. Holt Geometry

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4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Reading Math The Isosceles Triangle Theorem is sometimes stated as “Base angles of an isosceles triangle are congruent. ” Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Example 1: Astronomy Application The length of YX is 20 feet. Explain why the length of YZ is the same. The m YZX = 180 – 140, so m YZX = 40°. Since YZX X, ∆XYZ is isosceles by the Converse of the Isosceles Triangle Theorem. Thus YZ = YX = 20 ft. Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Check It Out! Example 1 If the distance from Earth to a star in September is 4. 2 1013 km, what is the distance from Earth to the star in March? Explain. 4. 2 1013; since there are 6 months between September and March, the angle measures will be approximately the same between Earth and the star. By the Converse of the Isosceles Triangle Theorem, the triangles created are isosceles, and the distance is the same. Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Example 2 A: Finding the Measure of an Angle Find m F = m D = x° Isosc. ∆ Thm. m F + m D + m A = 180 ∆ Sum Thm. Substitute the x + 22 = 180 given values. Simplify and subtract 2 x = 158 22 from both sides. x = 79 Divide both sides by 2. Thus m F = 79° Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Example 2 B: Finding the Measure of an Angle Find m G. m J = m G Isosc. ∆ Thm. (x + 44) = 3 x 44 = 2 x Substitute the given values. Simplify x from both sides. Divide both sides by 2. Thus m G = 22° + 44° = 66°. x = 22 Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Check It Out! Example 2 A Find m H = m G = x° Isosc. ∆ Thm. m H + m G + m F = 180 ∆ Sum Thm. Substitute the x + 48 = 180 given values. Simplify and subtract 2 x = 132 48 from both sides. x = 66 Divide both sides by 2. Thus m H = 66° Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Check It Out! Example 2 B Find m N. m P = m N Isosc. ∆ Thm. (8 y – 16) = 6 y 2 y = 16 y = 8 Substitute the given values. Subtract 6 y and add 16 to both sides. Divide both sides by 2. Thus m N = 6(8) = 48°. Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles The following corollary and its converse show the connection between equilateral triangles and equiangular triangles. Holt Geometry

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4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Example 3 A: Using Properties of Equilateral Triangles Find the value of x. ∆LKM is equilateral. Equilateral ∆ equiangular ∆ (2 x + 32) = 60 2 x = 28 x = 14 Holt Geometry The measure of each of an equiangular ∆ is 60°. Subtract 32 both sides. Divide both sides by 2.

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Example 3 B: Using Properties of Equilateral Triangles Find the value of y. ∆NPO is equiangular. Equiangular ∆ equilateral ∆ 5 y – 6 = 4 y + 12 y = 18 Holt Geometry Definition of equilateral ∆. Subtract 4 y and add 6 to both sides.

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Check It Out! Example 3 Find the value of JL. ∆JKL is equiangular. Equiangular ∆ equilateral ∆ 4 t – 8 = 2 t + 1 2 t = 9 t = 4. 5 Definition of equilateral ∆. Subtract 4 y and add 6 to both sides. Divide both sides by 2. Thus JL = 2(4. 5) + 1 = 10. Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Remember! A coordinate proof may be easier if you place one side of the triangle along the x -axis and locate a vertex at the origin or on the y-axis. Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Example 4: Using Coordinate Proof Prove that the segment joining the midpoints of two sides of an isosceles triangle is half the base. Given: In isosceles ∆ABC, X is the mdpt. of AB, and Y is the mdpt. of AC. Prove: XY = Holt Geometry 1 AC. 2

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Example 4 Continued Proof: Draw a diagram and place the coordinates as shown. By the Midpoint Formula, the coordinates of X are (a, b), and Y are (3 a, b). By the Distance Formula, XY = √ 4 a 2 = 2 a, and AC = 4 a. 1 Therefore XY = AC. 2 Holt Geometry

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Check It Out! Example 4 What if. . . ? The coordinates of isosceles ∆ABC are A(0, 2 b), B(-2 a, 0), and C(2 a, 0). X is the midpoint of AB, and Y is the midpoint of AC. Prove ∆XYZ is isosceles. y Proof: A(0, 2 b) Draw a diagram and place the coordinates as shown. X Y Z B(– 2 a, 0) Holt Geometry x C(2 a, 0)

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Check It Out! Example 4 Continued By the Midpoint Formula, the coordinates. of X are (–a, b), the coordinates. of Y are (a, b), and the coordinates of Z are (0, 0). By the Distance y Formula, XZ = YZ = √a 2+b 2. A(0, 2 b) So XZ YZ and ∆XYZ is isosceles. X Y Z B(– 2 a, 0) Holt Geometry x C(2 a, 0)

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Lesson Quiz: Part I Find each angle measure. 1. m R 28° 2. m P 124° Find each value. 3. x 5. x Holt Geometry 20 4. y 26° 6

4 -8 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles Lesson Quiz: Part II 6. The vertex angle of an isosceles triangle measures (a + 15)°, and one of the base angles measures 7 a°. Find a and each angle measure. a = 11; 26°; 77° Holt Geometry

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