# Similarity in Right Triangles Geometry 8 4 Supplies

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Similarity in Right Triangles Geometry 8 -4

• Supplies • One sheet of computer paper • Scissors Exploration

• Cut a sheet of paper into a rectangle (fold to create a perfect rectangle) • Don’t be lazy and use the whole sheet of paper Exploration

• Draw a diagonal on the paper, and cut Exploration

• Fold and cut along the altitude of one triangle Exploration

• Label the angles as shown 5 7 2 4 6 8 9 1 Exploration 3

• Compare the angles on the three triangles 5 7 2 4 6 8 9 1 Exploration 3

• Which angles are congruent to angle 1? 4 and 7 • Which angles are congruent to angle 2? 6 and 8 • Which angles are congruent to angle 3? 5 5 and 9 7 2 4 6 8 9 1 Exploration 3

• So. . . What is true about all three triangles? They are similar 5 7 2 4 6 8 9 1 Exploration 3

• Write a similarity statement C A D Exploration B

• Geometric Mean – A proportion with the same variable in each fraction as shown Geometric Means

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Theorem and corollaries

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• Pages 442 – 444 • 15, 18, 30 – 36 even, 42, 44, 50, 52, 62 64 Homework

• Pages 442 – 444 • 15, 18, 30 – 36 even, 39, 42, 44, 50, 52, 62 - 64 Honors Homework