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Sections

  • The Basic Building Blocks of Geometry
  • Types of Angles
  • Working with Lines
  • Measuring Angles
  • Pairs of Angles
  • Types of Triangles
  • Congruent Triangles
  • Ratio, Proportion, and Similarity
  • Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Area of Polygons
  • Volume of Prisms and Pyramids
  • Working with Circles and Circular Figures

501

Geometry Questions
501
Geometry Questions
N E W Y O R K
Copyright © 2002 LearningExpress, LLC.
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Summary: Provides practice exercises to help students prepare for multiple-choice tests,
high school exit exams, and other standardized tests on the subject of geometry. Includes
explanations of the answers and simple definitions to reinforce math facts.
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Introduction ix
1 The Basic Building Blocks of Geometry 1
2 Types of Angles 15
3 Working with Lines 23
4 Measuring Angles 37
5 Pairs of Angles 45
6 Types of Triangles 55
7 Congruent Triangles 69
8 Ratio, Proportion, and Similarity 81
9 Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem 95
10 Properties of Polygons 109
11 Quadrilaterals 121
12 Perimeter of Polygons 131
13 Area of Polygons 145
14 Surface Area of Prisms 165
15 Volume of Prisms and Pyramids 175
16 Working with Circles and Circular Figures 191
Contents
vi i i
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17 Coordinate Geometry 225
18 The Slope of a Line 237
19 The Equation of a Line 249
20 Trigonometry Basics 259
Geometry is the study of figures in space. As you study geometry, you
will measure these figures and determine how they relate to each other and
the space they are in. To work with geometry you must understand the dif-
ference between representations on the page and the figures they symbol-
ize. What you see is not always what is there. In space, lines define a square;
on the page, four distinct black marks define a square. What is the differ-
ence? On the page, lines are visible. In space, lines are invisible because lines
do not occupy space, in and of themselves. Let this be your first lesson in
geometry: Appearances may deceive.
Sadly, for those of you who love the challenge of proving the validity of
geometric postulates and theorems—these are the statements that define
the rules of geometry—this book is not for you. It will not address geo-
metric proofs or zigzag through tricky logic problems, but it will focus on
the practical application of geometry towards solving planar (two-dimen-
sional) spatial puzzles. As you use this book, you will work under the
assumption that every definition, every postulate, and every theorem is
“infallibly” true.
Introduction
How to Use This Book
Review the introduction to each chapter before answering the questions in
that chapter. Problems toward the end of this book will demand that you
apply multiple lessons to solve a question, so be sure to know the preced-
ing chapters well. Take your time; refer to the introductions of each chap-
ter as frequently as you need to, and be sure to understand the answer
explanations at the end of each section. This book provides the practice; you
provide the initiative and perseverance.
Author’s Note
Some geometry books read like instructions on how to launch satellites into
space. While geometry is essential to launching NASA space probes, a
geometry book should read like instructions on how to make a peanut but-
ter and jelly sandwich. It’s not that hard, and after you are done, you should
be able to enjoy the product of your labor. Work through this book, enjoy
some pb and j, and soon you too can launch space missions if you want.
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Before you can tackle geometry’s toughest “stuff,” you must under-
stand geometry’s simplest “stuff ”: the point, the line, and the plane. Points,
lines, and planes do not occupy space. They are intangible, invisible, and
indefinable; yet they determine all tangible visible objects. Trust that they
exist, or the next twenty lessons are moot.
Let’s get to the point!
Point
A point is a location in space; it indicates position. It occupies no space of
its own, and it has no dimension of its own.
Figure Symbol
A A
Point A
1
The Basic Building
Blocks of Geometry
Line
A line is a set of continuous points infinitely extending in opposite direc-
tions. It has infinite length, but no depth or width.
Plane
A plane is a flat expanse of points expanding in every direction. Planes have
two dimensions: length and width. They do not have depth.
As you probably noticed, each “definition” above builds upon the “def-
inition” before it. There is the point; then there is a series of points; then
there is an expanse of points. In geometry, space is pixilated much like the
image you see on a TV screen. Be aware that definitions from this point on
will build upon each other much like these first three definitions.
Collinear/Noncollinear
collinear points noncollinear points
A B C D
A
B
C
D
Figure
There is
no symbol to
describe
plane DEF.
D
Plane DEF, or
Plane X
E
F
Figure Symbol
B C
Line BC, or
Line CB
BC
CB
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3
Collinear points are points that form a single straight line when they are
connected (two points are always collinear). Noncollinear points are
points that do not form a single straight line when they are connected (only
three or more points can be noncollinear).
Coplanar/Noncoplanar
Coplanar points are points that occupy the same plane. Noncoplanar
points are points that do not occupy the same plane.
Ray
A ray begins at a point (called an endpoint because it marks the end of a ray),
and infinitely extends in one direction.
Figure Symbol
G H GH
Ray GH
coplanar points Z and Y each have their own
coplanar points, but do not
share coplanar points.
X
Y
Z
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Opposite Rays
Opposite rays are rays that share an endpoint and infinitely extend in
opposite directions. Opposite rays form straight angles.
Angles
Angles are rays that share an endpoint but infinitely extend in different
directions.
Figure Symbol
(the vertex is always
the center letter when
naming an angle
with three letters)
M
L
N
Angle M, or LMN,
or NML, or 1
∠M
∠LMN
∠NML
∠1
1
Figure Symbol
(the endpoint
is always the
first letter when
naming a ray)
I K J
JK
Opposite Rays JK
and JI
JI
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Line Segment
A line segment is part of a line with two endpoints. Although not infinitely
extending in either direction, the line segment has an infinite set of points
between its endpoints.
Set 1
Choose the best answer.
1. Plane geometry
a. has only two dimensions.
b. manipulates cubes and spheres.
c. cannot be represented on the page.
d. is ordinary.
2. A single location in space is called a
a. line.
b. point.
c. plane.
d. ray.
3. A single point
a. has width.
b. can be accurately drawn.
c. can exist at multiple planes.
d. makes a line.
Figure Symbol
O P
OP
Line Segment OP,
or PO
PO
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4. A line, plane, ray, and line segment all have
a. length and depth.
b. points.
c. endpoints.
d. no dimension.
5. Two points determine
a. a line.
b. a plane.
c. a square.
d. No determination can be made.
6. Three noncollinear points determine
a. a ray.
b. a plane.
c. a line segment.
d. No determination can be made.
7. Any four points determine
a. a plane.
b. a line.
c. a ray.
d. No determination can be made.
Set 2
Choose the best answer.
8. Collinear points
a. determine a plane.
b. are circular.
c. are noncoplanar.
d. are coplanar.
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9. How many distinct lines can be drawn through two points?
a. 0
b. 1
c. 2
d. an infinite number of lines
10. Lines are always
a. solid.
b. finite.
c. noncollinear.
d. straight.
11. The shortest distance between any two points is
a. a plane.
b. a line segment.
c. a ray.
d. an arch.
12. Which choice below has the most points?
a. a line
b. a line segment
c. a ray
d. No determination can be made.
Set 3
Answer questions 13 through 16 using the figure below.
13. Write three different ways to name the line above. Are there still
other ways to name the line? If there are, what are they? If there
aren’t, why not?
14. Name four different rays. Are there other ways to name each ray?
If there are, what are they? If there aren’t, why not?
R S T
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15. Name a pair of opposite rays. Are there other pairs of opposite
rays? If there are, what are they?
16. Name three different line segments. Are there other ways to name
each line segment? If there are, what are they? If there aren’t, why
not?
Set 4
Answer questions 17 through 20 using the figure below.
17. Write three different ways to name the line above. Are there still
other ways to name the line? If there are, what are they? If there
aren’t, why not?
18. Name five different rays. Are there other ways to name each ray? If
there are, what are they? If there aren’t, why not?
19. Name a pair of opposite rays. Are there other pairs of opposite
rays? If there are, what are they?
20. Name three angles. Are there other ways to name each angle? If
there are, what are they? If there aren’t, why not?
N O
Q
P
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Set 5
Answer questions 21 through 23 using the figure below.
21. Name three different rays. Are there other rays? If there are, what
are they?
22. Name five angles. Are there other ways to name each angle? If
there are, what are they? If there aren’t, why not?
23. Name five different line segments. Are there other ways to name
each line segment? If there are, what are they? If there aren’t, why
not?
Set 6
Ann, Bill, Carl, and Dan work in the same office building. Dan works in the
basement while Ann, Bill, and Carl share an office on level X. At any given
moment of the day, they are all typing at their desks. Bill likes a window
seat; Ann likes to be near the bathroom; and Carl prefers a seat next to the
door. Their three cubicles do not line up.
Answer the following questions using the description above.
24. Level X can also be called
a. Plane Ann, Bill, and Carl.
b. Plane Ann and Bill.
c. Plane Dan.
d. Plane Carl, X, and Bill.
L M
K
N
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25. If level X represents a plane, then level X has
a. no points.
b. only three points.
c. a finite set of points.
d. an infinite set of points extending infinitely.
26. If Ann and Bill represent points, then Point Ann
a. has depth and length, but no width; and is noncollinear with
point Bill.
b. has depth, but no length and width; and is noncollinear with
point Bill.
c. has depth, but no length and width; and is collinear with point
Bill.
d. has no depth, length, and width; and is collinear with point Bill.
27. If Ann, Bill, and Carl represent points, then Points Ann, Bill, and
Carl are
a. collinear and noncoplanar.
b. noncollinear and coplanar.
c. noncollinear and noncoplanar.
d. collinear and coplanar.
28. A line segment drawn between Carl and Dan is
a. collinear and noncoplanar.
b. noncollinear and coplanar.
c. noncollinear and noncoplanar.
d. collinear and coplanar.
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Answers
Set 1
1. a. Plane geometry, like its namesake the plane, cannot exceed
two dimensions. Choice b is incorrect because cubes and spheres
are three-dimensional. Geometry can be represented on the
page, so choice c is incorrect. Choice d confuses the words plane
and plain.
2. b. The definition of a point is “a location in space.” Choices a, c,
and d are incorrect because they are all multiple locations in space;
the question asks for a “single location in space.”
3. c. A point by itself can be in any plane. In fact, planes remain
undetermined until three noncollinear points exist at once. If you
could not guess this, then process of elimination could have
brought you to choice c. Choices a and b are incorrect because
points are dimensionless; they have no length, width, or depth;
they cannot be seen or touched, much less accurately drawn. Just
as three points make a plane, two points make a line; consequently
choice d is incorrect.
4. b. Theoretically, space is nothing but infinity of locations, or
points. Lines, planes, rays, and line segments are all alignments of
points. Lines, rays, and line segments only possess length, so
choices a and d are incorrect. Lines and planes do not have
endpoints; choice c cannot be the answer either.
5. a. Two points determine a line, and only one line can pass through
any two points. This is commonsensical. Choice b is incorrect
because it takes three noncollinear points to determine a plane, not
two. It also takes a lot more than two points to determine a square,
so choice c is incorrect.
6. b. Three noncollinear points determine a plane. Rays and line
segments need collinear points.
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7. d. Any four points could determine a number of things: a pair of
parallel lines, a pair of skewed lines, a plane, and one other
coplanar/noncoplanar point. Without more information the
answer cannot be determined.
Set 2
8. d. Collinear points are also coplanar. Choice a is not the answer
because noncollinear points determine planes, not a single line of
collinear points.
9. b. An infinite number of lines can be drawn through one point,
but only one straight line can be drawn through two points.
10. d. Always assume that in plane geometry a line is a straight line
unless otherwise stated. Process of elimination works well with this
question: Lines have one dimension, length, and no substance;
they are definitely not solid. Lines extend to infinity; they are not
finite. Finally, we defined noncollinear as a set of points that “do
not line up”; we take our cue from the last part of that statement.
Choice c is not our answer.
11. b. A line segment is the shortest distance between any two points.
12. d. A line, a line segment, and a ray are sets of points. How many
points make a set? An infinite number. Since a limit cannot be put
on infinity, not one of the answer choices has more than the other.
Set 3
13. Any six of these names correctly describe the line: RS
៭៮៬
, SR
៭៮៬
, RT
៭៮៬
,
TR
៭៮៬
, ST
៭៮៬
, TS
៭៮៬
, RST
៭៮៮៬
, and TSR
៭៮៮៬
. Any two points on a given line,
regardless of their order, describes that line. Three points can
describe a line, as well.
14. Two of the four rays can each be called by only one name: ST
៮៬
and
SR
៮៬
. Ray names RT
៮៬
and RS
៮៬
are interchangeable, as are ray names
TS
៮៬
and TR
៮៬
; each pair describes one ray. RT
៮៬
and RS
៮៬
describe a
ray beginning at endpoint R and extending infinitely through •T
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and •S. TS
៮៬
and TR
៮៬
describe a ray beginning at endpoint T and
extending infinitely through •S and •R.
15. SR
៮៬
and ST
៮៬
are opposite rays. Of the four rays listed, they are the
only pair of opposite rays; they share an endpoint and extend
infinitely in opposite directions.
16. Line segments have two endpoints and can go by two names. It
does not matter which endpoint comes first. RT
៮៮
is TR
៮៮
; RS

is SR

;
and ST
៮៮
is TS
៮៮
.
Set 4
17. Any six of these names correctly describes the line: NP
៭៮៬
, PN
៭៮៬
, NO
៭៮៬
,
ON
៭៮៬
, PO
៭៮៬
, OP
៭៮៬
, NOP
៭៮៮៬
, PON
៭៮៮៬
. Any two points on a given line,
regardless of their order, describe that line.
18. Three of the five rays can each be called by only one name: OP
៮៬
,
ON
៮៮៬
, and OQ
៮៮៬
. Ray-names NO
៮៮៬
and NP
៮៬
are interchangeable, as
are ray names PO
៮៬
and PN
៮៬
; each pair describes one ray each. NO
៮៮៬
and NP
៮៬
describe a ray beginning at endpoint N and extending
infinitely through •O and •P. PO
៮៬
and PN
៮៬
describe a ray beginning
at end point P and extending infinitely through •O and •N.
19. ON
៮៮៬
and OP
៮៬
are opposite rays. Of the five rays listed, they are the
only pair of opposite rays; they share an endpoint and extend
infinitely in opposite directions.
20. Angles have two sides, and unless a number is given to describe the
angle, angles can have two names. In our case ∠NOQ is ∠QON;
∠POQ is ∠QOP; and ∠NOP is ∠PON (in case you missed this
one, ∠NOP is a straight angle). Letter O cannot by itself name any
of these angles because all three angles share •O as their vertex.
Set 5
21. Two of the three rays can each be called by only one name: KL
៮៬
and MN
៮៮៬
. LN
៮៬
and LM
៮៬
are interchangeable because they both
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describe a ray beginning at endpoint L and extending infinitely
through •M and •N.
22. Two of the five angles can go by three different names. ∠KLM is
∠MLK. ∠LKM is ∠MKL is ∠K. The other three angles can only
go by two names each. ∠KMN is ∠NMK. ∠KML is ∠LMK.
∠LMN is ∠NML. Letter M cannot by itself name any of these
angles because all three angles share •M as their vertex.
23. Line segments have two endpoints and can go by two names. It
makes no difference which endpoint comes first. LM
៮៮
is ML
៮៮
; MN
៮៮
is
NM
៮៮
; LN
៮៮
is NL
៮៮
; KM
៮៮
is MK
៮៮
; KL
៮៮
is LK
៮៮
.
Set 6
24. a. Three noncollinear points determine a plane. In this case, we
know level X is a plane and Ann, Bill, and Carl represent points on
that plane. Ann and Bill together are not enough points to define
the plane; Dan isn’t on plane X and choice d doesn’t make sense.
Choice a is the only option.
25. d. Unlike a plane, an office floor can hold only so many people;
however, imagine the office floor extending infinitely in every
direction. How many people could it hold? An infinite number.
26. d. Just as the office floor can represent a plane, Ann and Bill can
represent points. They acquire the characteristics of a point; and as
we know, points have no dimension, and two points make a line.
27. b. Ann, Bill, and Carl are all on the same floor, which means they
are all on the same plane, and they are not lined up. That makes
them noncollinear but coplanar.
28. d. Carl and Dan represent two points; two points make a line; and
all lines are collinear and coplanar. Granted, Dan and Carl are on
two different floors; but remember points exist simultaneously on
multiple planes.
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Did you ever hear the nursery rhyme about the crooked man who
walked a crooked mile? The crooked man was very angular. But was he
obtuse or acute?
What’s my angle? Just this: angles describe appearances and personali-
ties as well as geometric figures. Review this chapter and consider what
angle might best describe you.
Angles
Chapter 1 defines an angle as two rays sharing an endpoint and extending
infinitely in different directions.
M
L
N
M is a vertex
ML is a side
MN is another side
1
2
Types of Angles
Special Angles
Angles are measured in degrees; and degrees measure rotation, not distance.
Some rotations merit special names. Watch as BA
៮៬
rotates around •B:
B
A
C
B A
A
C
B C
B
A
C
m∠ABC = 0
0 < m∠ABC < 90,
ACUTE
m∠ABC = 90,
RIGHT
90 < m∠ABC < 180,
OBTUSE
m∠ABC = 180,
STRAIGHT
180 < m∠ABC < 360,
REFLEX
B
A
C
B
A
C
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Set 7
Choose the answer that incorrectly names an angle in each preceding
figure.
29. a. ∠NOP
b. ∠PON
c. ∠O
d. ∠90°
30. a. ∠CDE
b. ∠CED
c. ∠D
d. ∠1
31. a. ∠R
b. ∠QRS
c. ∠XRS
d. ∠XRQ
R Q S
X
D
C
1
E
O
N
P
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32. a. ∠KMN
b. ∠NMO
c. ∠KML
d. ∠M
Set 8
Choose the best answer.
33. All opposite rays
a. are also straight angles.
b. have different end points.
c. extend in the same direction.
d. do not form straight lines.
34. Angles that share a common vertex point cannot
a. share a common angle side.
b. be right angles.
c. use the vertex letter name as an angle name.
d. share interior points.
35. ∠EDF and ∠GDE
a. are the same angle.
b. only share a common vertex.
c. are acute.
d. share a common side and vertex.
M
K
2
O
L N
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36. a. m∠ABC = 360°.
b. •A, •B, and •C are noncollinear.
c. ∠ABC is an obtuse angle.
d. BA
៮៬
and BC
៮៬
are opposite rays.
Set 9
Label each angle measurement as acute, right, obtuse, straight, or
reflexive.
37. 13.5°
38. 91°
39. 46°
40. 179.3°
41. 355°
42. 180.2°
43. 90°
Set 10
For each diagram in this set, name every angle in as many ways as
you can. Then label each angle as acute, right, obtuse, straight, or
reflexive.
44.
E T
O
B A C
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45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
2
1
J
M
K
N
W
2
1
V
U
Y
C
B
A
S
O
R
1
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Answers
Set 7
29. d. Angles are not named by their measurements.
30. b. ∠CED describes an angle whose vertex is •E, not •D.
31. a. If a vertex is shared by more than one angle, then the letter
describing the vertex cannot be used to name any of the angles. It
would be too confusing.
32. d. If a vertex is shared by more than one angle, then the letter
describing the vertex cannot be used to name any of the angles. It
would be too confusing.
Set 8
33. a. Opposite rays form straight lines and straight angles. Choices b,
c, and d contradict the three defining elements of a pair of
opposite rays.
34. c. If a vertex is shared by more than one angle, then it cannot be
used to name any of the angles.
35. d. ∠EDF and ∠GDE share vertex point D and side DE. Choice c
is incorrect because there is not enough information.
36. d. Opposite rays form straight angles.
Set 9
37. 0° < 13.5° < 90°; acute
38. 90° < 91° < 180°; obtuse
39. 0° < 46° < 90°; acute
40. 90° < 179.3° < 180°; obtuse
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41. 180° < 355° < 360°; reflexive
42. 180° < 180.2° < 360°; reflexive
43. 90° = 90°; right
Set 10
44. ∠TOE, ∠EOT, or ∠O; acute
45. ∠1; obtuse
46. ∠ROS, ∠SOR, or ∠O; right
47. ∠ABY or ∠YBA; right
∠YBC or ∠CBY; right
∠ABC and ∠CBA; straight
48. ∠1; acute
∠2; acute
∠UVW or ∠WVU; right
49. ∠JKN or ∠NKJ; right
∠NKM or ∠MKN; acute
∠JKM or ∠MKJ; obtuse
50. ∠1; reflexive
∠2; acute
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Some lines never cross. Parallel lines are coplanar lines that never
intersect; they travel similar paths at a constant distance from one another.
Skew lines are noncoplanar lines that never intersect; they travel dissimilar
paths on separate planes.
When lines cross, they do not “collide” into each other, nor do they lie
one on top of the other. Lines do not occupy space. Watch how these
lines “cross” each other; they could be considered models of peaceful
coexistence (next page).
Figure Figure Symbol No Symbol
Parallel lines
a and b
Skew lines
a and b
a
b
a
b
aʈ b
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Working with Lines
Two-Lined Intersections
When two lines look like they are crossing, they are really sharing a single
point. That point is on both lines. When lines intersect, they create four
angles: notice the appearance of the hub around the vertex in the figure
above. When the measures of those four angles are added, the sum equals
the rotation of a complete circle, or 360°.
When the sum of the measures of any two angles equals 180°, the angles
are called supplementary angles.
When straight lines intersect, two angles next to each other are called
adjacent angles. They share a vertex, a side, and no interior points. Adjacent
angles along a straight line measure half a circle’s rotation, or 180°.
When straight lines intersect, opposite angles, or angles nonadjacent to
each other, are called vertical angles. They are always congruent.
1
2
3
4
∠1 ഡ ∠3, mЄ1 = mЄ3
∠2 ഡ ∠4, mЄ2 = mЄ4
a
b
1
2
3
4
m∠1 + m∠2 = 180
m∠2 + m∠3 = 180
m∠3 + m∠4 = 180
m∠4 + m∠1 = 180
m∠1 + m∠2 + m∠3 + m∠4 = 360
a
b
c
a
b
c
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When two lines intersect and form four right angles, the lines are con-
sidered perpendicular.
Three-Lined Intersections
A transversal line intersects two or more lines, each at a different point.
Because a transversal line crosses at least two other lines, eight or more
angles are created. When a transversal intersects a pair of parallel lines, cer-
tain angles are always congruent or supplementary. Pairs of these angles
have special names:
Corresponding angles are angles in corresponding positions.
Look for a distinctive F shaped figure.
When a transversal intersects a pair of parallel lines, corresponding angles
are congruent.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Angle
∠1
∠2
∠3
∠4
Corresponding Angle
∠5
∠6
∠7
∠8
1 2
3 4
∠1 ഡ ∠2 ഡ ∠3 ഡ ∠4
mЄ1 = mЄ2 = mЄ3 = mЄ4 = 90
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Interior angles are angles inside a pair of crossed lines.
Look for a distinctive I shaped figure.
Same-side interior angles are interior angles on the same side of a trans-
versal line.
Look for a distinctive C shaped figure.
When a transversal intersects a pair of parallel lines, same-side interior
angles are supplementary.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Same Side Interior Angles
∠3 ∠6
∠4 ∠5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Interior
Angles
∠4
∠3
∠6
∠5
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Alternate interior angles are interior angles on opposite sides of a
transversal line.
Look for a distinctive Z shaped figure.
When a transversal intersects a pair of parallel lines, alternate interior
angles are congruent.
When a transversal is perpendicular to a pair of parallel lines, all eight
angles are congruent.
There are also exterior angles, same-side exterior angles, and alternate
exterior angles. They are positioned by the same common-sense rules as the
interior angles.
1 2
4 3
5 6
8 7
∠1 ഡ ∠2 ഡ ∠3 ഡ ∠4
∠5 ഡ ∠6 ഡ ∠7 ഡ ∠8
m∠1 = m∠2 = m∠3 = m∠4
m∠5 = m∠6 = m∠7
m∠8 = 90
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Alternate Interior Angles
∠4 ∠6
∠3 ∠5
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Two lines are parallel if any of the following statements is true:
1) A pair of alternate interior angles is congruent.
2) A pair of alternate exterior angles is congruent.
3) A pair of corresponding angles is congruent.
4) A pair of same-side interior angles is supplementary.
Set 11
Use the following diagram to answer questions 51 through 56.
51. Which set of lines are transversals?
a. l, m, o
b. o, m, n
c. l, o, n
d. l, m, n
52. •A is
a. between lines l and n.
b. on lines l and n.
c. on line l, but not line n.
d. on line n, but not line l.
m
A
n
o
l
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53. How many points do line m and line l share?
a. 0
b. 1
c. 2
d. infinite
54. Which lines are perpendicular?
a. n, m
b. o, l
c. l, n
d. m, l
55. How many lines can be drawn through •A that are perpendicular
to line l?
a. 0
b. 1
c. 10,000
d. infinite
56. How many lines can be drawn through •A that are parallel to line
m?
a. 0
b. 1
c. 2
d. infinite
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Set 12
Use the following diagram to answer questions 57 through 61.
57. In sets, name all the congruent angles.
58. In pairs, name all the vertical angles.
59. In pairs, name all the corresponding angles.
60. In pairs, name all the alternate interior angles.
61. In pairs, name all the angles that are same-side interior.
Set 13
Use the following diagram and the information below to determine if
lines o and p are parallel. Place a checkmark (✓) beside statements that
prove lines o and p are parallel; place an X beside statements that nei-
ther prove nor disprove that lines o and p are parallel.
m
n
1
2
5
7
6
8
4
3
9
11
12
10
13
14
16
15
l
o
l ʈ m, n ʈ o
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62. If ∠5 and ∠4 are congruent and equal, then ________.
63. If ∠1 and ∠2 are congruent and equal, then ________.
64. If ∠9 and ∠16 are congruent and equal, then ________.
65. If ∠12 and ∠15 are congruent and equal, then ________.
66. If ∠8 and ∠4 are congruent and equal, then ________.
Set 14
Circle the correct answer True or False.
67. Angles formed by a transversal and two parallel lines are either
complementary or congruent. True or False
68. When four rays extend from a single endpoint, adjacent angles are
always supplementary. True or False
69. Angles supplementary to the same angle or angles with the same
measure are also equal in measure. True or False
p
r
1
2
5
7
6
8
4
3
9
11 12
10
13
14
16
15
o
s
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70. Adjacent angles that are also congruent are always right angles.
True or False
71. Parallel and skew lines are coplanar. True or False
72. Supplementary angles that are also congruent are right angles.
True or False
73. If vertical angles are acute, the angle adjacent to them must be
obtuse. True or False
74. Vertical angles can be reflexive. True or False
75. When two lines intersect, all four angles formed are never
congruent to each other. True or False
76. The sum of interior angles formed by a pair of parallel lines
crossed by a transversal is always 360°. True or False
77. The sum of exterior angles formed by a pair of parallel lines and a
transversal is always 360°. True or False
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Answers
Set 11
51. d. In order to be a transversal, a line must cut across two other
lines at different points. Line o crosses lines m and l at the same
point; it is not a transversal.
52. b. When two lines intersect, they share a single point in space.
That point is technically on both lines.
53. b. Lines are straight; they cannot backtrack or bend (if they could
bend, they would be a curve, not a line). Consequently, when two
lines intersect, they can share only one point.
54. a. When intersecting lines create right angles, they are perpen-
dicular.
55. b. An infinite number of lines can pass through any given point in
space—only one line can pass through a point and be perpen-
dicular to an existing line. In this case, that point is on the line;
however, this rule also applies to points that are not on the line.
56. b. Only one line can pass through a point and be parallel to an
existing line.
Set 12
57. ∠1 Х ∠4 Х ∠5 Х ∠8 Х ∠9 Х ∠12 Х ∠13 Х ∠16;
∠2 Х ∠3 Х ∠6 Х ∠7 Х ∠10 Х ∠11 Х ∠14 Х ∠15
58. ∠1, ∠4; ∠2, ∠3; ∠5, ∠8; ∠6, ∠7; ∠9, ∠12; ∠10, ∠11; ∠13, ∠16;
∠14, ∠15
59. ∠1, ∠9; ∠2, ∠10; ∠3, ∠11; ∠4, ∠12; ∠5, ∠13; ∠6, ∠14; ∠7, ∠15;
∠8, ∠16
60. ∠3, ∠10; ∠4, ∠9; ∠7, ∠14; ∠8, ∠13
61. ∠3, ∠9; ∠4, ∠10; ∠7, ∠13; ∠8, ∠14
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Set 13
62. ✓. Only three congruent angle pairs can prove a pair of lines cut
by a transversal are parallel: alternate interior angles, alternate
exterior angles, and corresponding angles. Angles 5 and 4 are
alternate interior angles—notice the Z figure.
63. X. ∠1 and ∠2 are adjacent angles. Their measurements combined
must equal 180°, but they do not determine parallel lines.
64. ✓. ∠9 and ∠16 are alternate exterior angles.
65. X. ∠12 and ∠15 are same side interior angles. Their congruence
does not determine parallel lines. When same side interior angles
are supplementary, then the lines are parallel.
66. ✓. ∠8 and ∠4 are corresponding angles.
Set 14
67. False. The angles of a pair of parallel lines cut by a transversal are
always either supplementary or congruent, meaning their
measurements either add up to 180°, or they are the same measure.
68. False. If the four rays made two pairs of opposite rays, then this
statement would be true; however, any four rays extending from a
single point do not have to line up into a pair of straight lines; and
without a pair of straight lines there are no supplementary angle
pairs.
69. True.
70. False. Adjacent angles do not always form straight lines; to be
adjacent, angles need to share a vertex, a side, and no interior
points. However, adjacent angles that do form a straight line are
always right angles.
71. False. Parallel lines are coplanar; skew lines are not.
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72. True. A pair of supplementary angles must measure 180°. If the
pair is also congruent, they must measure 90° each. An angle that
measures 90° is a right angle.
73. True. When two lines intersect, they create four angles. The two
angles opposite each other are congruent. Adjacent angles are
supplementary. If vertical angles are acute, angles adjacent to them
must be obtuse in order to measure 180°.
74. False. Vertical angles cannot be equal to or more than 180°;
otherwise, they could not form supplementary angle pairs with
their adjacent angle.
75. False. Perpendicular lines form all right angles.
76. True. Adjacent interior angles form supplementary pairs; their
joint measurement is 180°. Two sets of adjacent interior angles
must equal 360°.
77. True. Two sets of adjacent exterior angles must equal 360°.
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Had enough of angles? You haven’t even begun! You named angles
and determined their congruence or incongruence when two or more lines
crossed. In this chapter, you will actually measure angles using an instru-
ment called the protractor.
How to Measure an Angle Using a Protractor
Place the center point of the protractor over the angle’s vertex. Keeping
these points affixed, position the base of the protractor over one of the two
angle sides. Protractors have two scales—choose the scale that starts with
0 on the side you have chosen. Where the second arm of your angle crosses
the scale on the protractor is your measurement.
How to Draw an Angle Using a Protractor
To draw an angle, first draw a ray. The ray’s end point becomes the angle’s
vertex. Position the protractor as if you were measuring an angle. Choose
your scale and make a mark on the page at the desired measurement.
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Measuring Angles
Remove the protractor and connect the mark you made to the vertex with
a straight edge. Voilà, you have an angle.
Adjacent Angles
Adjacent angles share a vertex, a side, and no interior points; they are
angles that lie side-by-side.
Note: Because adjacent angles share a single vertex point, adjacent angles
can be added together to make larger angles. This technique will be partic-
ularly useful when working with complementary and supplementary
angles in Chapter 5.
Set 15
Using the diagram below, measure each angle.
K
Q
A
R
T
L
B
parallel
180 0 180 0
60
120
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78. ∠LRQ
79. ∠ART
80. ∠KAL
81. ∠KAB
82. ∠LAB
Set 16
Using a protractor, draw a figure starting with question 83. Complete
the figure with question 87.
83. Draw EC
៮៬
.
84. ED
៮៬
rotates 43° counterclockwise (left) from EC
៮៬
. Draw ED
៮៬
.
85. EF
៮៬
rotates 90° counterclockwise from ED
៮៬
. Draw EF
៮៬
.
86. EG
៮៬
and EF
៮៬
are opposite rays. Draw EG
៮៬
.
87. Measure ∠DEG.
Set 17
Choose the best answer.
88. ∠ROT and ∠POT are
a. supplementary angles.
b. complementary angles.
c. congruent angles.
d. adjacent angles.
e. No determination can be made.
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89. When adjacent angles RXZ and ZXA are added, they make
a. ∠RXA.
b. ∠XZ.
c. ∠XRA.
d. ∠ARX.
e. No determination can be made.
90. Adjacent angles EBA and EBC make ∠ABC. ∠ABC measures
132°. ∠EBA measures 81°. ∠EBC must measure
a. 213°.
b. 61°.
c. 51°.
d. 48°.
e. No determination can be made.
91. ∠SVT and ∠UVT are adjacent supplementary angles. ∠SVT
measures 53°. ∠UVT must measure
a. 180°.
b. 233°.
c. 133°.
d. 127°.
e. No determination can be made.
92. ∠AOE is a straight angle. ∠BOE is a right angle. ∠AOB is
a. a reflexive angle.
b. an acute angle.
c. an obtuse angle.
d. a right angle.
e. No determination can be made.
Set 18
A bisector is any ray or line segment that divides an angle or another line
segment into two congruent and equal parts.
In Anglesville, Avenues A, B, and C meet at Town Hall (T). Avenues A
and C extend in opposite directions from Town Hall; they form one straight
avenue extending infinitely. Avenue B is 68° from Avenue C. The Angles-
ville Town Board wants to construct two more avenues to meet at Town
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Hall, Avenues Z and Y. Avenue Y would bisect the angle between Avenues
B and C; Avenue Z would bisect the angle between Avenues A and B.
Answer the following questions using the description above.
93. What is the measure between Avenue Y and Avenue Z? What is
the special name for this angle?
94. A new courthouse opened on Avenue Y. An alley connects the
courthouse to Avenue C perpendicularly. What is the measure of
the angle between Avenue Y and the alley (the three angles inside a
closed three-sided figure equal 180°)?
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Answers
Set 15
78. m∠LRQ = 45
79. m∠ART = 45
80. m∠KAL = 174
81. m∠KAB = 51
82. m∠LAB = 135
Set 16
83.
84.
85.
86.
E C
D
F
G
E C
D
F
E C
D
E C
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87. m∠DEG = 90
Set 17
88. e. ∠ROT and ∠POT share a vertex point and one angle side.
However, it cannot be determined that they do not share any
interior points, that they form a straight line, that they form a right
angle, or that they are the same shape and size. The answer must
be choice e.
89. a. When angles are added together to make larger angles, the
vertex always remains the same. Choices c and d move the vertex
point to •R; consequently, they are incorrect. Choice b does not
name the vertex at all, so it is also incorrect. Choice e is incorrect
because we are given that the angles are adjacent; we know they
share side XZ; and we know they do not share sides XR and XA.
This is enough information to determine the ∠RXA.
90. c. EQUATION:
m∠ABC – m∠EBA = m∠EBC
132 – 81 = 51
91. d. EQUATION:
m∠SVT + m∠UVT = 180
53 + m∠UVT = 180
m∠UVT = 127
92. d. Draw this particular problem out; any which way you draw it,
∠AOB and ∠BOE are supplementary. 90° subtracted from 180°
equals 90°. ∠AOB is a right angle.
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Set 18
93. Bisect means cuts in half or divides in half.
EQUATIONS:
m∠BTC = 68; half of m∠BTC = 34
m∠BTA = 180 – m∠BTC
m∠BTA = 112; half of m∠BTA = 56
m∠ZTB + m∠BTY = m∠ZTY
56 + 34 = 90
∠YTZ is a right angle.
94. Add the alley to your drawing. m∠Avenue Y, Courthouse, alley is
180 – (90 + m∠YTC) or 56.
Ave. A
Ave. Z
Ave. B
Ave. Y
Ave. C T
CH
a
l
l
e
y
Map of Anglesville
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Well done! Good job! Excellent work! You have mastered the use of
protractors. You can now move into an entire chapter dedicated to comple-
ments and supplements. Perhaps the three most useful angle pairs to know
in geometry are complementary, supplementary, and vertical angle pairs.
Complementary Angles
∠ROQ and ∠QOP are adjacent angles ∠OTS and ∠TSO are
m∠ ROQ + m ∠QOP = 90 nonadjacent angles
m∠OTS + m∠TSO = 90
27°
O
R Q P
63°
O
T
R
S
45°
45°
45°
45°
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Pairs of Angles
When two adjacent or nonadjacent angles have a total measure of 90°, they
are complementary angles.
Supplementary Angles
∠MOL and ∠LON are ∠XUV and ∠UVW are non-
adjacent straight angles adjacent angles
m∠MOL + m∠ LON = 180 m∠XUV + m∠UVW = 180
When two adjacent or nonadjacent angles have a total measure of 180° they
are supplementary angles.
Vertical Angles
∠POT and ∠QOS are straight angles
∠POQ Х ∠SOT m∠POQ = m∠SOT
∠POS Х ∠QOT m∠POS = m∠QOT
When two straight lines intersect or when two pairs of opposite rays extend
from the same endpoint, opposite angles (angles nonadjacent to each other),
they are called vertical angles. They are always congruent.
P Q
S T
O
50°
130°
X U
V W
M L
N K
68°
0
112°
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Other Angles That Measure 180°
When a line crosses a pair of parallel lines, interior angles are angles inside
the parallel lines. When three line segments form a closed figure, interior
angles are the angles inside that closed figure.
Very important: The total of a triangle’s three interior angles is always
180°.
Set 19
Choose the best answer for questions 95 through 99 based on the fig-
ure below.
95. Name the angle vertical to ∠NOM.
a. ∠NOL
b. ∠KLP
c. ∠LOP
d. ∠MOP
96. Name the angle vertical to ∠TLK.
a. ∠MOR
b. ∠NOK
c. ∠KLT
d. ∠MLS
N M
S
R
T
L
K
O
P
2
3
1
42°
97°
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97. Name the pair of angles supplementary to ∠NOM.
a. ∠MOR and ∠NOK
b. ∠SPR and ∠TPR
c. ∠NOL and ∠LOP
d. ∠TLK and ∠KLS
98. ∠1, ∠2, and ∠3 respectively measure
a. 90°, 40°, 140°.
b. 139°, 41°, 97°.
c. 42°, 97°, 41°.
d. 41°, 42°, 83°.
99. The measure of exterior ∠OPS is
a. 139°.
b. 83°.
c. 42°.
d. 41°.
Set 20
Choose the best answer.
100. If ∠LKN and ∠NOP are complementary angles,
a. they are both acute.
b. they must both measure 45°.
c. they are both obtuse.
d. one is acute and the other is obtuse.
e. No determination can be made.
101. If ∠KAT and ∠GIF are supplementary angles,
a. they are both acute.
b. they must both measure 90°.
c. they are both obtuse.
d. one is acute and the other is obtuse.
e. No determination can be made.
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102. If ∠DEF and ∠IPN are congruent, they are
a. complementary angles.
b. supplementary angles.
c. right angles.
d. adjacent angles.
e. No determination can be made.
103. If ∠ABE and ∠GIJ are congruent supplementary angles, they are
a. acute angles.
b. obtuse angles.
c. right angles.
d. adjacent angles.
e. No determination can be made.
104. If ∠EDF and ∠HIJ are supplementary angles, and ∠SUV and
∠EDF are also supplementary angles, then ∠HIJ and ∠SUV are
a. acute angles.
b. obtuse angles.
c. right angles.
d. congruent angles.
e. No determination can be made.
Set 21
Fill in the blanks based on your knowledge of angles and the figure
below.
S
P
A B
T
C D
U
2 1
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105. If ∠ABT is obtuse, ∠TBO is ________.
106. ∠BTO and ∠OTC are ________.
107. If ∠POC is acute, ∠BOP is ________.
108. If ∠1 is congruent to ∠2, then ________.
Set 22
State the relationship or sum of the angles given based on the figure
below. If a relationship cannot be determined, then state, “They can-
not be determined.”
109. Measurement of ∠2 plus the measures of ∠6 and ∠5.
110. ∠1 and ∠3.
111. ∠1 and ∠2.
112. The sum of ∠5, ∠4, and ∠3.
113. ∠6 and ∠2.
114. The sum of ∠1, ∠6, and ∠5.
1
2
4
3
5 6
l
m
n
l
o
m
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Set 19
95. c. ∠NOM and ∠LOP are opposite angles formed by intersecting
lines NR and MK; thus, they are vertical angles.
96. d. ∠TLK and ∠MLS are opposite angles formed by intersecting
lines TS and MK; thus, they are vertical angles.
97. a. ∠MOR and ∠NOK are both adjacent to ∠NOM along two
different lines. The measure of each angle added to the measure of
∠NOM equals that of a straight line, or 180°. Each of the other
answer choices is supplementary to each other, but not to ∠NOM.
98. c. ∠1 is the vertical angle to ∠TLK, which is given. ∠2 is the
vertical pair to ∠NOM, which is also given. Since vertical angles
are congruent, ∠1 and ∠2 measure 42° and 97°, respectively. To
find the measure of ∠3, subtract the sum of ∠1 and ∠2 from 180°
(the sum of the measure of a triangle’s interior angles):
180 – (42 + 97) = m∠3
41 = m∠3
99. a. There are two ways to find the measure of exterior angle OPS.
The first method subtracts the measure of ∠3 from 180°. The
second method adds the measures of ∠1 and ∠2 together because
the measure of an exterior angle equals the sum of the two
nonadjacent interior angles. ∠OPS measures 139°.
Set 20
100. a. The sum of any two complementary angles must equal 90°. Any
angle less than 90° is acute. It only makes sense that the measure of
two acute angles could add to 90°. Choice b assumes both angles
are also congruent; however, that information is not given. If the
measure of one obtuse angle equals more than 90°, then two
obtuse angles could not possibly measure exactly 90° together.
Choices c and d are incorrect.
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101. e. Unlike the question above, where every complementary angle
must also be acute, supplementary angles can be acute, right, or
obtuse. If an angle is obtuse, its supplement is acute. If an angle is
right, its supplement is also right. Two obtuse angles can never be
a supplementary pair, and two acute angles can never be a
supplementary pair. Without more information, this question
cannot be determined.
102. e. Complementary angles that are also congruent measure 45°
each. Supplementary angles that are also congruent measure 90°
each. Without more information, this question cannot be
determined.
103. c. Congruent supplementary angles always measure 90° each:
m∠ABE = x
m∠GIJ = x
m∠ABE + m∠GIJ = 180; replace each angle with its measure:
x + x = 180
2x = 180; divide each side by 2:
x = 90
Any 90° angle is a right angle.
104. d. When two angles are supplementary to the same angle, they are
congruent to each other:
m∠EDF + m∠HIJ =180
m∠EDF + m∠SUV = 180
m∠EDF + m∠HIJ = m∠SUV + m∠EDF; subtract m∠EDF
from each side:
m∠HIJ = m∠SUV
Set 21
105. Acute. ∠ABT and ∠TBO are adjacent angles on the same line. As
a supplementary pair, the sum of their measures must equal 180°.
If one angle is more than 90°, the other angle must compensate by
being less than 90°. Thus if one angle is obtuse, the other angle is
acute.
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106. Adjacent complementary angles. ∠BTO and ∠OTC share a
side, a vertex, and no interior points; they are adjacent. The sum of
their measures must equal 90° because they form a right angle;
thus, they are complementary.
107. Obtuse. ∠POC and ∠POB are adjacent angles on the same line.
As a supplementary pair, the sum of their measures must equal
180°. If one angle is less than 90°, the other angle must
compensate by being more than 90°. Thus if one angle is acute,
the other angle is obtuse.
108. ∠SBO and ∠OCU are congruent. When two angles are
supplementary to the same angle or angles that measure the same,
then they are congruent.
Set 22
109. Equal. Together ∠5 and ∠6 form the vertical angle pair to ∠2.
Consequently, the angles are congruent and their measurements
are equal.
110. A determination cannot be made. ∠1 and ∠3 may look like
vertical angles, but do not be deceived. Vertical angle pairs are
formed when lines intersect. The vertical angle to ∠1 is the full
angle that is opposite and between lines m and l.
111. Adjacent supplementary angles. ∠1 and ∠2 share a side, a vertex
and no interior points; they are adjacent. The sum of their
measures must equal 180° because they form a straight line; thus
they are supplementary.
112. 90°. ∠6, ∠5, ∠4, and ∠3 are on a straight line. All together, they
measure 180°. If ∠6 is a right angle, it equals 90°. The remaining
three angles must equal 180° minus 90°, or 90°.
113. A determination cannot be made. ∠6 and ∠2 may look like
vertical angles, but vertical pairs are formed when lines intersect.
The vertical angle to ∠2 is the full angle that is opposite and
between lines m and l.
114. 180°.
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Mathematicians have an old joke about angles being very friendly.
How so? Because they are always open! The two rays of an angle extend out
in different directions and continue on forever. On the other hand, poly-
gons are the introverts in mathematics. If you connect three or more line
segments end-to-end, what do you have? A very shy closed-figure.
A
B
C
D
Polygon
• made of all line segments
• each line segment exclusively
meets the end of another
line segment
• all line segments make a
closed figure
A B
C
NOT a Polygon
• AB is not a line segment
• C is not an endpoint
• Figure ABC is not a closed figure
(AC and BC extend infinitely)
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Types of Triangles
Closed-figures are better known as polygons; and the simplest polygon
is the triangle. It has the fewest sides and angles that a polygon can have.
ΔABC
Sides: AB

, BC
៮៮
and CA
៮៮
Vertices: ∠ABC, ∠BCA, and ∠CAB
Triangles can be one of three special types depending upon the congru-
ence or incongruence of its three sides.
Naming Triangles by Their Sides
Scalene no congruent sides no congruent angles
ΔSOT ST
៮៮
TO
៮៮
OS
៮៮
∠STO ∠TOS ∠OST
S
T
O
side
s
i
d
e
s
i
d
e
B
C A
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Isosceles two congruent sides two congruent angles
ΔKLO KO
៮៮
Х LO
៮៮
∠LKO Х ∠KLO
Equilateral three congruent sides three congruent angles
ΔABO AB

Х BO
៮៮
Х OA
៮៮
∠ABO Х ∠BOA Х ∠BAO
A B
O
60°
60°
60°
K L
O
l
e
g
l
e
g
base
(vertex)
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Naming Triangles by Their Angles
Acute Triangles three acute angles
Scalene Triangle EOF m∠EOF, m∠OFE
and m∠FEO < 90
Isosceles Triangle COD m∠COD, m∠ODC
and m∠DCO < 90
C
O
D
70°
70°
40°
E
O F
86°
54° 40°
90°
right
O
straight
A B
C
obtuse acute
180° 0°
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Equilateral Triangle ABO m∠ABO, m∠BOA
Note: Each angle is equal to 60°. and m∠OAB < 90
Equiangular Triangle three congruent angles
Equilateral Triangle NOP ∠NOP Х ∠OPN Х ∠PNO
Right Triangle one right angle two acute angles
Scalene Triangle TOS m∠TSO = 90 m∠TOS and m∠STO < 90
T
O S
leg
leg
hypotenuse
50°
40°
N
O
60°
60°
60°
P
A
O
60°
60°
60°
B
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Isosceles Triangle ORQ m∠ORQ = 90 m∠ROQ and m∠RQO < 90
Obtuse Triangle one obtuse angle two acute angles
Scalene Triangle LMO m∠LOM > 90 m∠OLM and m∠LMO < 90
Isosceles Triangle JKO m∠OJK > 90 m∠JKO and m∠KOJ < 90
Note: Some acute, equiangular, right, and obtuse triangles can also be sca-
lene, isosceles, and equilateral.
25°
25° 130°
K
J
O
24°
16° 140°
M
O
L
leg
leg
hypotenuse
45°
45°
R Q
O
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Set 23
State the name of the triangle based on the measures given. If the
information describes a figure that cannot be a triangle, write, “Can-
not be a triangle.”
115. ΔBDE, where mBD
៮៮
= 17, mBE
៮៮
= 22, m∠D = 47 , and m∠B = 47.
116. ΔQRS, where m∠R = 94, m∠Q = 22 and m∠S = 90.
117. ΔWXY, where mWX
៮៮
= 10, mXY
៮៮
= 10, mYW
៮៮
= 10, and
m∠X = 90.
118. ΔPQR, where m∠P = 31 and m∠R = 89.
119. ΔABD, where mAB

= 72, mAD
៮៮
= 72 and m∠A = 90.
120. ΔTAR, where m∠1 = 184 and m∠2 = 86.
121. ΔDEZ, where m∠1 = 60 and m∠2 = 60.
122. ΔCHI, where m∠1 = 30, m∠2 = 60 and m∠3 = 90.
123. ΔJMR, where m∠1 = 5, m∠2 = 120 and m∠3 = 67.
124. ΔKLM, where mKL
៮៮
= mLM
៮៮
= mMK
៮៮
.
Set 24
Fill in the blanks based on your knowledge of triangles and angles.
125. In right triangle ABC, if ∠C measures 31° and ∠A measures 90°,
then ∠B measures ________.
126. In scalene triangle QRS, if ∠R measures 134° and ∠Q measures
16°, then ∠S measures ________.
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127. In isosceles triangle TUV, if vertex ∠T is supplementary to an
angle in an equilateral triangle, then base ∠U measures ________.
128. In obtuse isosceles triangle EFG, if the base ∠F measures 12°,
then the vertex ∠E measures ________.
129. In acute triangle ABC, if ∠B measures 45°, can ∠C measure 30°?
________.
Set 25
Choose the best answer.
130. Which of the following sets of interior angle measures would
describe an acute isosceles triangle?
a. 90°, 45°, 45°
b. 80°, 60°, 60°
c. 60°, 60°, 60°
d. 60°, 50°, 50°
131. Which of the following sets of interior angle measures would
describe an obtuse isosceles triangle?
a. 90°, 45°, 45°
b. 90°, 90°, 90°
c. 100°, 50°, 50°
d. 120°, 30°, 30°
132. Which of the following angle measurements would not describe
an interior angle of a right angle?
a. 30°
b. 60°
c. 90°
d. 100°
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133. If ΔJNM is equilateral and equiangular, which condition would not
exist?
a. mJN

= mMN
៮៮
b. JM
៮៮
Х JN

c. m∠N = m∠J
d. m∠M = mNM
៮៮
134. In isosceles ΔABC, if vertex ∠A is twice the measure of base ∠B,
then ∠C measures
a. 30°.
b. 33°.
c. 45°.
d. 90°.
Set 26
Using the obtuse triangle diagram below, determine which of the pair
of angles given has a greater measure. Note: m∠2 = 111.
135. ∠1 or ∠2
136. ∠3 or ∠d
137. ∠a or ∠b
138. ∠1 or ∠c
a
c
b
2
3 d 1
m∠2 = 111
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139. ∠a or ∠c
140. ∠3 or ∠b
141. ∠2 or ∠d
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Set 23
115. Isosceles acute triangle BDE. Base angles D and B are congruent.
116. Not a triangle. Any triangle can have one right angle or one
obtuse angle, not both. “Triangle” QRS claims to have a right
angle and an obtuse angle.
117. Not a triangle. “Triangle” WXY claims to be equilateral and
right; however, an equilateral triangle also has three congruent
interior angles, and no triangle can have three right angles.
118. Acute scalene triangle PQR. Subtract from 180° the sum of ∠P
and ∠R. ∠Q measures 60°. All three angles are acute, and all three
angles are different. ΔPQR is acute scalene.
119. Isosceles right triangle ABD. ∠A is a right angle and AB = AD.
120. Not a triangle. Every angle in a triangle measures less than 180°.
“Triangle” TAR claims to have an angle that measures 184°.
121. Acute equilateral triangle DEZ. Subtract from 180° the sum of
∠1 and ∠2. ∠3, like ∠1 and ∠2, measures 60°. An equiangular
triangle is an equilateral triangle, and both are always acute.
122. Scalene right triangle CHI. ∠3 is a right angle; ∠1 and ∠2 are
acute; and all three sides have different lengths.
123. Not a triangle. Add the measure of each angle together. The sum
of the measure of interior angles exceeds 180°.
124. Acute equilateral triangle KLM.
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125. 59°. 180 – (m∠C + m∠A) = m∠B. 180 – 121 = m∠B. 59 = m∠B
126. 30°. 180 – (m∠R + m∠Q) = m∠S. 180 – 150 = m∠S. 30 = m∠S
127. 30°. Step One: 180 – 60 = m∠T. 120 = m∠T. Step Two: 180 –
m∠T = m∠U + m∠V. 180 – 120 = m∠U + m∠V. 60 = m∠U +
m∠V. Step Three: 60° shared by two congruent base angles equals
two 30° angles.
128. 156°. 180 – (m∠F + m∠G) = m∠E. 180 – 24 = m∠E. 156 = m∠E
129. No. The sum of the measures of ∠B and ∠C equals 75°. Subtract
75° from 180°, and ∠A measures 105°. ΔABC cannot be acute if
any of its interior angles measure 90° or more.
Set 25
130. c. Choice a is not an acute triangle because it has one right angle.
In choice b, the sum of interior angle measures exceeds 180°.
Choice d suffers the reverse problem; its sum does not make 180°.
Though choice c describes an equilateral triangle; it also describes
an isosceles triangle.
131. d. Choice a is not an obtuse triangle; it is a right triangle. In choice
b and choice c the sum of the interior angle measures exceeds
180°.
132. d. A right triangle has a right angle and two acute angles; it does
not have any obtuse angles.
133. d. Angles and sides are measured in different units. 60 inches is not
the same as 60°.
134. c. Let m∠A = 2x, m∠B = x and m∠C = x. 2x + x + x = 180°.
4x = 180°. x = 45°.
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Set 26
135. ∠2. If ∠2 is the obtuse angle in an obtuse triangle, ∠1 and ∠3
must be acute.
136. ∠d. If ∠3 is acute, its supplement is obtuse.
137. ∠b. ∠b is vertical to obtuse angle 2, which means ∠b is also
obtuse. The supplement to an obtuse angle is always acute.
138. ∠c. The measure of an exterior angle equals the measure of the
sum of nonadjacent interior angles, which means the measure of
∠c equals the measure of ∠1 plus the measure of ∠3. It only makes
sense that the measure of ∠c is greater than the measure of ∠1 all
by itself.
139. m∠a equals m∠c. ∠a and ∠c are a vertical pair. They are
congruent and equal.
140. ∠b. ∠b is the vertical angle to obtuse ∠2, which means ∠b is also
obtuse. Just as the measure of ∠2 exceeds the measure of ∠3, so
too does the measure of ∠b.
141. ∠d. The measure of an exterior angle equals the measure of the
sum of nonadjacent interior angles, which means the measure of
∠d equals the measure of ∠1 plus the measure of ∠2. It only
makes sense that the measure of ∠d is greater than the measure of
∠2 all by itself.
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Look in a regular bathroom mirror and you’ll see your reflection. Same
shape, same size. Look at a 3 × 5 photograph of yourself. That is also you,
but much smaller. Look at the people around you. Unless you have a twin,
they aren’t you; and they do not look anything like you. In geometry, fig-
ures also have their duplicates. Some triangles are exactly alike; some are
very alike, and some are not alike at all.
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Congruent Triangles
Congruent Triangles
Same size
Same shape
Same measurements
Similar Triangles
Different sizes
Same shape
Different measurements, but in proportion
60° 30°
60°
30°
B
1
C
D
E A
2
Corresponding Angles of Similar Triangles
Are Congruent (CASTC)
Corresponding Sides of Similar Triangles
Are Proportional (CPSTP)
ЄA ഡ ЄC
ЄABD ഡ ЄCBD
ЄCDB ഡ ЄAED
2 × BC = 1 × AB
2 × BD = 1 × BE
2 × CD = 1 × AE
B
A
C
1.5
0.75
110°
0.75
R
S
Q
1.5
110°
Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles
Are Congruent (CPCTC)
∠A Х ∠Q
∠B Х ∠R
∠C Х ∠S
AB Х RQ
BC Х RS
CA Х SQ
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Dissimilar Triangles
Different sizes
Different shapes
Different measurements
The ability to show two triangles are congruent or similar is useful when
establishing relationships between different planar figures. This chapter
focuses on proving congruent triangles using formal postulates—those
simple reversal statements that define geometry’s truths. The next chapter
will look at proving similar triangles.
Congruent Triangles
Side-Side-Side (SSS) Postulate: If three sides of one triangle are con-
gruent to three sides of another triangle, then the two triangles are
congruent.
B
A
C S
Q
R
Q
R
S
L
M K
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Side-Angle-Side (SAS) Postulate: If two sides and the included angle of
one triangle are congruent to the corresponding parts of another triangle,
then the triangles are congruent.
Angle-Side-Angle (ASA) Postulate: If two angles and the included side
of one triangle are congruent to corresponding parts of another triangle,
the triangles are congruent.
Set 27
Choose the best answer.
142. In ΔABC and ΔLMN, ∠A and ∠L are congruent, ∠B and ∠M are
congruent and ∠C and ∠N are congruent. Using the information
above, which postulate proves that ΔABC and ΔLMN are
congruent? If congruency cannot be determined, choose choice d.
a. SSS
b. SAS
c. ASA
d. It cannot be determined.
B
A
C S
Q
R
“included” side
B
A
C S
Q
R
“included” angle
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143. The Springfield cheerleaders need to make three identical
triangles. The girls decide to use an arm length to separate each
girl from her two other squad mates. Which postulate proves that
their triangles are congruent? If congruency cannot be determined,
choose choice d.
a. SSS
b. SAS
c. ASA
d. It cannot be determined.
144. Two sets of the same book are stacked triangularly against opposite
walls. Both sets must look exactly alike. They are twelve books
high against the wall, and twelve books from the wall. Which
postulate proves that the two stacks are congruent? If congruency
cannot be determined, choose choice d.
a. SSS
b. SAS
c. ASA
d. It cannot be determined.
Set 28
Use the figure below to answer questions 145 through 148.
145. Name each of the triangles in order of corresponding vertices.
146. Name corresponding line segments.

ʈ
50°
50°
60°
60°
L
M
O
N
R K
Q
P
Given:
LN QO
LM QO
X
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147. State the postulate that proves ΔLMN is congruent to ΔOPQ.
148. Find the measure of ∠X.
Set 29
Use the figure below to answer questions 149 through 152.
149. Name each of the triangles in order of corresponding vertices.
150. Name corresponding line segments.
151. State the postulate that proves ΔBCD is congruent to ΔEFG.
152. Find the measure of ∠y.
Set 30
Use the figure below to answer questions 153 through 156.
153. Name each set of congruent triangles in order of corresponding
vertices.
B E H
A C D F G I
Z
3 2 2 3 2
2
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
110°
B
C
F
D
G
E
y
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154. Name corresponding line segments.
155. State the postulate that proves ΔABC is congruent to ΔGEF.
156. Find the measure of ∠Z.
Set 31
Use the figure below to answer questions 157 through 160.
157. Name a set of congruent triangles in order of corresponding vertices.
158. Name corresponding line segments.
159. State the postulate that proves ΔGIJ is congruent to ΔKML.
160. Find the measure of ∠V.
G
I
M
L
J
60°
K
V
25°
Given:
JI LM
GJ KL
GI KM IM

ഡ ഡ

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Set 32
Use the diagram below to answer questions 161 through 163.
161. In the figure above, which triangles are congruent? What postulate
proves it?
162. ΔHGO is a ________ triangle.
163. ∠x measures ________ degrees.
B O G
H K
x
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Answers
Set 27
142. d. Congruency cannot be determined. In later chapters you will
learn more about similar triangles; but in this chapter you need to
know that congruent angles are not enough to prove triangles are
congruent.
143. a. As long as the arm lengths are consistent, there will be only one
way to form those cheering triangles.
144. b. Do not be afraid to sketch this problem if you are having
difficulty visualizing it. The wall and floor plane form a right
angle. The legs of each stack measure 12 books. Both stacks are
right triangles with leg lengths of 12 and 12.
Set 28
145. ΔLMN and ΔOPQ. (Always coordinate corresponding vertices.)
146. LM
៮៮
Х OP
៮៮
MN
៮៮
Х PQ
៮៮
NL
៮៮
Х QO
៮៮
(Always coordinate corresponding endpoints.)
147. Angle-Side-Angle postulate: ∠N Х ∠Q
LN
៮៮
Х QO
៮៮
∠L Х ∠O
148. x = 20. When a transversal crosses a pair of parallel lines,
corresponding angles are congruent; so, ∠ORN measures 50°.
∠OKR measures 80°, and ∠OKR’s supplement, ∠OKN, measures
100°. Finally, 180 – (100 + 60) = 20.
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Set 29
149. ΔCDB and ΔEFG. (Remember to align corresponding vertices.)
150. CD
៮៮
Х EF

DB
៮៮
Х FG
៮៮
BC
៮៮
Х GE
៮៮
(Always coordinate corresponding endpoints.)
151. Side-Angle-Side Postulate: BD
៮៮
Х FG
៮៮
∠D Х ∠F
CD
៮៮
Х EF

152. m∠Y = 145. ΔEFG is an isosceles triangle whose vertex measures
110°. Both base angles measure half the difference of 110 from
180, or 35°. m∠Y = m∠F + m∠G; m∠Y = 110 + 35.
Set 30
153. There are two sets of congruent triangles in this question.
ΔABC and ΔGEF make one set. ΔDBC, ΔDEF, and ΔGHI make
the second set. (Remember to align corresponding vertices.)
154. Set one: AB

Х GE
៮៮
, BC
៮៮
Х EF

, CA
៮៮
Х FG
៮៮
Set two: DB
៮៮
Х DE
៮៮
Х GH
៮៮
BC
៮៮
Х EF

Х HI

DC
៮៮
Х DF
៮៮
Х GI

155. Side-Angle-Side:
Set one: BC
៮៮
Х EF

, ∠BCA Х ∠EFG, CA
៮៮
Х FG
៮៮
Set two: BC
៮៮
Х EF

Х HI

∠BCD Х ∠EFD Х ∠I
CD
៮៮
Х FD
៮៮
Х IG

156. m∠Z = 90°. ΔDBC and ΔDEF are isosceles right triangles, which
means the measures of ∠BDC and ∠EDF both equal 45°. 180 −
(m∠BDC + m∠EDF) = m∠Z. 180 – 90 = m∠Z.
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Set 31
157. ΔKML and ΔGIJ. (Remember to align corresponding
vertices.)
158. KM
៮៮
Х GI

ML
៮៮
Х IJ

LK
៮៮
Х JG

(Always coordinate corresponding endpoints.)
159. Side-Side-Side: KM
៮៮
Х GI

ML
៮៮
Х IJ

LK
៮៮
Х JG

160. m∠V = 42.5°. ΔIMK is an isosceles triangle. Its vertex angle
measures 25°; its base angles measure 77.5° each. 180 – (m∠IKM +
m∠MKL) = m∠JKL. 180 – (77.5 + 60) = m∠JKL. m∠JKL = 42.5.
Set 32
161. ΔKBO and ΔHGO are congruent; Side-Angle-Side postulate.
162. isosceles right triangle
163. 45°
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If congruent triangles are like mirrors or identical twins, then simi-
lar triangles are like fraternal twins: They are not exactly the same; however,
they are very related. Similar triangles share congruent angles and congru-
ent shapes. Only their sizes differ. So, when does size matter? In geometry,
often—if it’s proportional.
Similar Triangles
Angle-Angle (AA) Postulate: If two angles of one triangle are congruent
to two angles of another triangle, then the triangles are similar.
B
A
C G
F
E
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Ratio, Proportion,
and Similarity
Side-Side-Side (SSS) Postulate: If the lengths of the corresponding sides
of two triangles are proportional, then the triangles are similar.
B
A
C G
F
E
1 3 3
9
2 6
See Ratios and Proportions
AB : EF = 3:9
BC : FG = 1:3
CA : GE = 2:6
3:9 = 2:6 = 1:3
Reduce each ratio,
1:3 = 1:3 = 1:3
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Side-Angle-Side (SAS) Postulate: If the lengths of two pairs of corre-
sponding sides of two triangles are proportional and the corresponding
included angles are congruent, then the triangles are similar.
Ratios and Proportions
A ratio is a statement comparing any two quantities. If I have 10 bikes and
you have 20 cars, then the ratio of my bikes to your cars is 10 to 20. This
ratio can be simplified to 1 to 2 by dividing each side of the ratio by the
greatest common factor (in this case, 10). Ratios are commonly written with
a colon between the sets of objects being compared.
10:20
1:2
A proportion is a statement comparing two equal ratios. The ratio of my
blue pens to my black pens is 7:2; I add four more black pens to my collec-
tion. How many blue pens must I add to maintain the same ratio of blue
B
A
C G
F
E
1 4 3
12
See Ratios and Proportions
AB : EF = 3:12
BC : FG = 1:4
3:12 = 1:4
Reduce each ratio,
1:4 = 1:4
“included”angle
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pens to black pens in my collection? The answer: 14 blue pens. Compare
the ratios:
7:2 = 21:6,
If you reduce the right side, the proportion reads 7:2 = 7:2
A proportion can also be written as a fraction:

7
2
ᎏ = ᎏ
2
6
1

Proportions and ratios are useful for finding unknown sides of similar tri-
angles because corresponding sides of similar triangles are always propor-
tional.
Caution: When writing a proportion, always line up like ratios. The ratio 7:2
is not equal to the ratio 6:21!
Set 33
Choose the best answer.
164. If ΔDFG and ΔJKL are both right and isosceles, which postulate
proves they are similar?
a. Angle-Angle
b. Side-Side-Side
c. Side-Angle-Side
d. Angle-Side-Angle
165. In ΔABC, side AB measures 16 inches. In similar ΔEFG,
corresponding side EF measures 24 inches. State the ratio of side
AB to side EF.
a. 2:4
b. 2:3
c. 2:1
d. 8:4
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166. Use the figure below to find a proportion to solve for x.
a. ᎏ
1
6
2
ᎏ = ᎏ
(20
20
– x)

b. ᎏ
1
2
2
0
ᎏ = ᎏ
6
x

c. ᎏ
2
1
0
2
ᎏ = ᎏ
6
x

d. ᎏ
1
6
2
ᎏ = ᎏ
2
x
0

167. In similar triangles UBE and ADF, UB
៮៮
measures 10 inches while
corresponding AD
៮៮
measures 2 inches. If BE
៮៮
measures 30 inches,
then corresponding DF
៮៮
measures
a. 150 inches.
b. 60 inches.
c. 12 inches.
d. 6 inches.
55°
55° 55° 45°
45°
55°
12
12
6
6
20
x
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Set 34
Use the figure below to answer questions 168 through 171.
168. Name each of the triangles in order of their corresponding
vertices.
169. Name corresponding line segments.
170. State the postulate that proves similarity.
171. Find RQ
៮៮
.
R
22
N
20
11
17
34
M
Q
O
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Set 35
Use the figure below to answer questions 172 through 175.
172. Name a pair of similar triangles in order of corresponding vertices.
173. Name corresponding line segments.
174. State the postulate that proves similarity.
175. Prove that WX
៮៮
and YB

are parallel.
Set 36
Use the figure below to answer questions 176 through 179.
176. Name a pair of similar triangles in order of corresponding vertices.
50° 50° 50°
C A
E
B
D
7
5X X
50°
70°
50° 70°
X W
A
Y B
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177. Name corresponding line segments.
178. State the postulate that proves similarity.
179. Find AE
៮៮
.
Set 37
Fill in the blanks with a letter from a corresponding figure in the box
below.
180. Choice ________ is congruent to ΔA.
181. Choice ________ is similar to ΔA.
182. Choice ________ is congruent to ΔB.
183. Choice ________ is similar to ΔB.
184. Choice ________ is congruent to ΔE.
Triangle A Triangle B Triangle C Triangle D
Triangle E Triangle F Triangle G Triangle H
Triangle I Triangle J Triangle K Triangle L
20 20 36 2
39
5
60°
30°
36° 54° 90° 36°
10 13
108°
60°
60° 60°
60° 60°
108°
62°
60° 54°
90° 30° 90°
30° 62°
10°
a b c d
e f g h
i
j
k l
5
5 2 2 36
12 10
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185. Choice ________ is similar to ΔE.
186. Choice ________ is congruent to ΔD.
187. Choice ________ is similar to ΔD.
188. Triangle(s)________ are right triangles.
189. Triangle(s)________ are equilateral triangles.
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Answers
Set 33
164. a. The angles of a right isosceles triangle always measure 45 – 45 –
90. Since at least two corresponding angles are congruent, right
isosceles triangles are similar.
165. b. A ratio is a comparison. If one side of a triangle measures 16
inches, and a corresponding side in another triangle measures 24
inches, then the ratio is 16:24. This ratio can be simplified by
dividing each side of the ratio by the common factor 8. The
comparison now reads, 2:3 or 2 to 3. Choices a, c, and d simplify
into the same incorrect ratio of 2:1 or 1:2.
166. d. When writing a proportion, corresponding parts must parallel
each other. The proportions in choices b and c are misaligned.
Choice a looks for the line segment 20 – x, not x.
167. d. First, state the ratio between similar triangles; that ratio is 10:2
or 5:1. The ratio means that a line segment in the larger triangle is
always 5 times more than the corresponding line segment in a
similar triangle. If the line segment measures 30 inches, it is 5
times more than the corresponding line segment. Create the
equation: 30 = 5x. x = 6.
Set 34
168. ΔOQR and ΔOMN. (Remember to align corresponding vertices.)
169. Corresponding line segments are OQ
៮៮
and OM
៮៮
; QR
៮៮
and MN
៮៮
;
RO
៮៮
and NO
៮៮
. Always coordinate corresponding endpoints.
170. Side-Angle-Side. The sides of similar triangles are not congruent;
they are proportional. If the ratio between corresponding line-
segments, RO
៮៮
and NO
៮៮
is 22:11, or 2:1, and the ratio between
corresponding line segments QO
៮៮
and MO
៮៮
is also 2:1, they are
proportional.
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171. x = 40. From the last question, you know the ratio between similar
triangles OQR and OMN is 2:1. That ratio means that a line
segment in the smaller triangle is half the size of the corresponding
line segment in the larger triangle. If that line segment measures
20 inches, it is half the size of the corresponding line segment.
Create the equation: 20 = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx. x = 40.
Set 35
172. ΔWXY and ΔAYB. (Remember to align corresponding vertices.)
173. Corresponding line segments are WX
៮៮
and AY
៮៮
; XY
៮៮
and YB
៮៮
;
YW
៮៮
and BA
៮៮
. Always coordinate corresponding endpoints.
174. Angle-Angle postulate. Since there are no side measurements to
compare, only an all-angular postulate can prove triangle
similarity.
175. XY
៮៮
acts like a transversal across WX
៮៮
and BY
៮៮
. When alternate
interior angles are congruent, then lines are parallel. In this case,
∠WXY and ∠BYA are congruent alternate interior angles. WX
៮៮
and BY

are parallel.
Set 36
176. ΔAEC and ΔBDC. (Remember to align corresponding vertices.)
177. Corresponding line segments are AE
៮៮
and BD
៮៮
; EC
៮៮
and DC
៮៮
;
CA
៮៮
and CB
៮៮
. Always coordinate corresponding endpoints.
178. Angle-Angle postulate. Though it is easy to overlook, vertex C
applies to both triangles.
179. x = 42. This is a little tricky. When you state the ratio between
triangles, remember that corresponding sides AC
៮៮
and BC
៮៮
share
part of a line segment. AC
៮៮
actually measures 5x + x, or 6x. The
ratio is 6x:1x, or 6:1. If the side of the smaller triangle measures 7,
then the corresponding side of the larger triangle will measure 6
times 7, or 42.
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180. c. Because the two angles given in ΔA are 30° and 60°, the third
angle in ΔA is 90°. Like ΔA, choices c and i also have angles that
measure 30°, 60°, and 90°. According to the Angle-Angle
postulate, at least two congruent angles prove similarity. To be
congruent, an included side must also be congruent. ΔA and the
triangle in choice c have congruent hypotenuses. They are
congruent.
181. i. In the previous answer, choice c was determined to be congruent
to ΔA because of congruent sides. In choice i, the triangle’s
hypotenuse measures 5; it has the same shape as ΔA but is smaller;
consequently, they are not congruent triangles; they are only
similar triangles.
182. k. ΔB is an equilateral triangle. Choices h and k are also equilateral
triangles (an isosceles triangle whose vertex measures 60° must also
have base angles that measure 60°). However, only choice k and
ΔB are congruent because of congruent sides.
183. h. Choice h has the same equilateral shape as ΔB, but they are
different sizes. They are not congruent; they are only similar.
184. j. The three angles in ΔE measure 36°, 54°, and 90°. Choices f and
j also have angles that measure 36°, 54°, and 90°. According to the
Angle-Angle postulate, at least two congruent angles prove sim-
ilarity. To be congruent, an included side must also be congruent.
The line segments between the 36° and 90° angles in choices j and
e are congruent.
185. f. Choice f has the same right scalene shape as ΔE, but they are not
congruent; they are only similar.
186. l. The three angles in ΔD respectively measure 62°, 10°, and 108°.
Choice l has a set of corresponding and congruent angles, which
proves similarity; but choice l also has an included congruent side,
which proves congruency.
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187. g. Choice g has only one given angle; the Side-Angle-Side
postulate proves it is similar to ΔD. The sides on either side of the
108° angle are proportional and the included angle is obviously
congruent.
188. a, c, e, f, i, j. Any triangle with a 90° interior angle is a right
triangle.
189. b, h, k. Any triangle with congruent sides and congruent angles is
an equilateral, equiangular triangle.
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In Chapters 7 and 8, you found the unknown sides of a triangle using
the known sides of similar and congruent triangles. To find an unknown
side of a single right triangle, you will need the Pythagorean theorem.
To use the Pythagorean theorem, you must know squares—not the four-
sided figure—but a number times itself. A number multiplied by itself is
raised to the second power.
4 × 4 = 16
4
2(exponent)
(base) = 16
Pythagorean Theorem
a
2
+ b
2
= c
2
9
Triangles and the
Pythagorean Theorem
Find hypotenuse QR
៮៮
.
a
2
+ b
2
= c
2
3
2
+ 4
2
= c
2
9 + 16 = c
2
25 = c
2
Take the square root of each side:
͙25 ෆ= ͙c
2

5 = c
a = 3
b = 4
c = ?
Q
S
R
c
The longest side is always the hypotenuse;
therefore the longest side is always c.
c
c
hypotenuse
hypotenuse
leg
a
leg
b
leg
b
leg
a
a
leg
b
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Find KL
៮៮
.
a
2
+ b
2
= c
2
a
2
+ 1
2
= (͙2ෆ)
2
a
2
+ 1 = 2
a
2
= 1
Take the square root of each side:
͙a
2
ෆ = ͙1 ෆ
Find CD
៮៮
.
a
2
+ b
2
= c
2
20
2
+ b
2
= 40
2
400 + b
2
= 1,600
b
2
= 1,200
a = 20
E
C
D
b = ?
c = 40
a = ? L
M
K
b = 1
c = √2
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Take the square root of each side:
͙b
2
ෆ = ͙1,200 ෆ
b = 20͙3 ෆ
The Pythagorean theorem can only find a side of a right triangle. How-
ever, if all the sides of any given triangle are known, but none of the angles
are known, the Pythagorean theorem can tell you whether that triangle is
obtuse or acute.
Is ΔGHI obtuse or acute?
a = 6
H
I
G
b = 8
c = 12
Therefore, ΔGHI is obtuse.
100 < 144,
6
2
+ 8
2
a
2
+ b
2
36 + 64
c
2
12
2
144
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Is ΔJKL obtuse or acute?
Set 38
Choose the best answer.
190. If the sides of a triangle measure 3, 4, and 5, then the triangle is
a. acute.
b. right.
c. obtuse.
d. It cannot be determined.
191. If the sides of a triangle measure 12, 16, and 20, then the triangle is
a. acute.
b. right.
c. obtuse.
d. It cannot be determined.
a = 2
L
K
J
b = 2
c = 2
Therefore, ΔJKL is acute.
8 > 4
2
2
+ 2
2
a
2
+ b
2
4 + 4
c
2
2
2
4
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192. If the sides of a triangle measure 15, 17, and 22, then the triangle is
a. acute.
b. right.
c. obtuse.
d. It cannot be determined.
193. If the sides of a triangle measure 6, 16, and 26, then the triangle is
a. acute.
b. right.
c. obtuse.
d. It cannot be determined.
194. If the sides of a triangle measure 12, 12, and 15, then the triangle is
a. acute.
b. right.
c. obtuse.
d. It cannot be determined.
195. If two sides of a triangle measure 4 and 14, and an angle measures
34°, then the triangle is
a. acute.
b. right.
c. obtuse.
d. It cannot be determined.
196. If the sides of a triangle measure 2, 3, and 16, then the triangle is
a. acute.
b. right.
c. obtuse.
d. It cannot be determined.
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Set 39
Choose the best answer.
197. Eva and Carr meet at a corner. Eva turns 90° left and walks 5
paces; Carr continues straight and walks 6 paces. If a line segment
connected them, it would measure
a. ͙22 ෆpaces.
b. ͙25 ෆpaces.
c. ͙36 ෆpaces.
d. ͙61 ෆpaces.
198. The legs of a table measure 3 feet long and the top measures 4 feet
long. If the legs are connected to the table at a right angle, then
what is the distance between the bottom of each leg and the end of
the tabletop?
a. 5 feet
b. 7 feet
c. 14 feet
d. 25 feet
199. Dorothy is standing directly 300 meters under a plane. She sees
another plane flying straight behind the first. It is 500 meters away
from her, and she has not moved. How far apart are the planes
from each other?
a. 40 meters
b. 400 meters
c. 4,000 meters
d. 40,000 meters
200. Timmy arranges the walls of his shed on the ground. The base of
the first side measures 10 feet. The base of the second side
measures 15 feet. If the walls are at a right angle from each other,
the measure from the end of one side to the end of the second side
equals
a. 35 feet.
b. 50 feet.
c. ͙225 ෆfeet.
d. ͙325 ෆfeet.
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Set 40
Use the figure below to answer questions 201 through 203.
201. Which triangles in the figure above are congruent and/or similar?
202. Find the value of x.
203. Find the value of y.
Set 41
Use the figure below to answer questions 204 through 206.
204. Which triangles in the figure above are congruent and/or similar?
205. Find the value of a.
206. Is ΔZSY acute or obtuse?
SU Х VU
SV Х ZY
S U
Y Z X
V W
a
Given:
SZ Х SY Х VY Х WX
UY = 7
SY = 5 2 ͙ෆ
B
C
T
D
F
y
3x
4 18
E S
Given:
CD Х BD
FD Х FE Х BT Х BSХ DT
͙ෆ
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Set 42
Use the figure below to answer questions 207 through 209.
207. Which triangles in the figure above are congruent and/or similar?
208. Find the value of x.
209. Find AC.
Set 43
Use the figure below to answer questions 210 through 215.
210. Which triangles in the figure above are congruent and/or similar?
B
A C
F
y
x
E
3
D
G
7√10
15√2
AE Х CE
AF Х BG
AB Х CB
BF Х CG
Given:
FE Х GE
EC = w
Z
A
F
B
D
E
C x
x
2
1
13√2
AE Х CE
FE Х ED
Given:
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211. Find the value of w.
212. Find the value of x.
213. Find the value of y.
214. Find the value of Z.
215. Is ΔBGC acute or obtuse?
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Answers
Set 38
190. b. This is a popular triangle, so know it well. A 3-4-5 triangle is a
right triangle. Apply the Pythagorean theorem: a
2
+ b
2
= c
2
. 3
2
+ 4
2
= 5
2
. 9 + 16 = 25. 25 = 25.
191. b. This is also a 3–4–5 triangle. Simplify the measurement of each
side by dividing 12, 16, and 20 by 4: ᎏ
1
4
2
ᎏ = 3. ᎏ
1
4
6
ᎏ = 4. ᎏ
2
4
0
ᎏ = 5.
192. a. Plug the given measurements into the Pythagorean theorem
(the largest side is always c in the theorem): 15
2
+ 17
2
= 22
2
. 225 +
289 = 484. 514 > 484. When the sum of the smaller sides squared is
greater than the square of the largest side, then the triangle is
acute.
193. c. Plug the given measurements into the Pythagorean theorem:
6
2
+ 16
2
= 26
2
. 36 + 256 = 676. 292 < 676. When the sum of the
smaller sides squared is less than the square of the largest side,
then the triangle is obtuse.
194. a. Plug the given measurements into the Pythagorean theorem:
12
2
+ 12
2
= 15
2
. 144 + 144 = 225. 288 > 225. Acute.
195. d. The Pythagorean theorem does not include any angles. Without
a third side or a definite right angle, this triangle cannot be
determined.
196. c. Plug the given measurements into the Pythagorean theorem:
2
2
+ 3
2
= 16
2
. 4 + 9 = 256. 13 < 256. Obtuse.
197. d. The corner forms the right angle of this triangle; Eva and Carr
walk the distance of each leg, and the question wants to know the
hypotenuse. Plug the known measurements into the Pythagorean
theorem: 5
2
+ 6
2
= c
2
. 25 + 36 = c
2
. 61 = c
2
. 61 = c.
198. a. The connection between the leg and the tabletop forms the
right angle of this triangle.The length of the leg and the length of
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the top are the legs of the triangle, and the question wants to know
the distance of the hypotenuse. Plug the known measurements into
the Pythagorean theorem: 3
2
+ 4
2
= c
2
. 9 + 16 = c
2
. 25 = c
2
. 5 = c.
If you chose answer d, you forgot to take the square root of the 25.
If you chose answer b, you added the legs together without
squaring them first.
199. b. The first plane is actually this triangle’s right vertex. The
distance between Dorothy and the second plane is the hypotenuse.
Plug the known measurements into the Pythagorean theorem:
300
2
+ b
2
= 500
2
. 90,000 + b
2
= 250,000. b
2
= 160,000. b = 400.
Notice that if you divided each side by 100, this is another 3-4-5
triangle.
200. d. The bases of Timmy’s walls form the legs of this right triangle.
The hypotenuse is unknown. Plug the known measurements into
the Pythagorean theorem: 10
2
+ 15
2
= c
2
. 100 + 225 = c
2
. 325 = c
2
.
͙325 ෆ= c.
Set 40
201. ΔSBT and ΔEFD are congruent to each other (Side-Angle-
Side theorem) and similar to ΔBDC (Angle-Angle theorem).
202. x = 4. Because ΔBCD is an isosceles right triangle, BD
៮៮
is con-
gruent to CD
៮៮
. Plug 3x, 3x, and 4͙18 ෆinto the Pythagorean
theorem: (3x)
2
+ (3x)
2
= (4͙18 ෆ)
2
. 9x
2
+ 9x
2
= 288.
18x
2
= 288. x
2
= 16. x = 4.
203. y = 6͙2 ෆ. In the question above, you found x = 4. Therefore, BD =
12. Since BT = DT, they both equal 6. Since BT = FD = FE, FD =
FE = 6. Plug 6, 6, and y into the Pythagorean theorem.
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Set 41
204. ΔSUY is congruent to ΔVUY (Side-Side-Side theorem).
205. a = 2. SU
៮៮
+ UV
៮៮
= ZY
៮៮
. SU
៮៮
= UV
៮៮
. To find the measure of SU
៮៮
, plug
the given measurements of ΔSUY into the Pythagorean theorem.
7
2
+ b
2
= (5͙2ෆ)
2
49 + b
2
= 50. b
2
= 1. b = ͙1 ෆ = 1. a = 1 + 1.
206. Acute. ΔZSY is an isosceles triangle. Two of its sides measure
5͙2 ෆ. The third side measures 2. Plug the given measures into the
Pythagorean theorem. 2
2
+ (5͙2ෆ)
2
= (5͙2ෆ)
2
. Thus, 4 + 50 = 50;
54 > 50. Therefore, ΔZSY is acute.
Set 42
207. ΔACE is similar to ΔFDE (Angle-Angle theorem). Both
triangles are isosceles, and they share a common vertex point.
Ultimately, all their angles are congruent.
208. x = 13. Even though you don’t know the measurement of x in
ΔABF, you do know that two sides measure x. Plug the measure-
ments of ΔABF into the Pythagorean theorem. x
2
+ x
2
= (13͙2ෆ)
2
.
2x
2
= 338. x
2
= 169. x = 13.
209. 26͙2ෆ + 2. The ratio between corresponding line segments AෆEෆ and
FෆEෆ is 13͙2 ෆ + 1:1. Since FෆDෆ = 2, AC is twice the size of AE.
Set 43
210. ΔAFE and ΔBGE are congruent (Side-Side-Side postulate).
ΔABF and ΔBCG are congruent (Side-Side-Side postulate).
211. w = 21. Plug the measurements of ΔECD into the Pythagorean
theorem: 3
2
+ w
2
= (15͙2ෆ)
2
. 9 + w
2
= 450. w
2
= 441. w = 21.
212. x = 7. Corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent
(CPCTC). If EC
៮៮
is 21, then EA
៮៮
is also 21. Plug the measurements
of ΔAFE into the Pythagorean theorem: 21
2
+ x
2
= (7͙10 ෆ)
2
.
441 + x
2
= 490. x
2
= 49. x = 7.
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213. y = 14. Because of CPCTC, AE
៮៮
is also congruent to BE
៮៮
. If BE
៮៮
is
21 and FE

is 7, subtract 7 from 21 to find BF

. 21 – 7 = 14.
214. Z = 21͙2 ෆ. Plug the measurements of ΔBEC into the Pythagorean
theorem: 21
2
+ 21
2
= Z
2
. 441 + 441 = Z
2
. 882 = Z
2
. 21͙2 ෆ = Z.
215. Obtuse. You could just guess that m∠BGC > 90°. However, the
question wants you to use the Pythagorean theorem to show
(7͙10 ෆ)
2
+ 14
2
< (21͙2ෆ)
2
.
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A triangle has three sides and three vertices. As a rule, there is a ver-
tex for every side of a polygon. Consecutive sides are adjoining sides of a
polygon, and consecutive vertices are vertices that are at opposite ends of
a side:
D
A B
C
1
2
3
4
sides: AB, BC, CD, DA
vertices: ∠DAB, ∠ABC, ∠BCD, ∠CDA
interior ∠’s: DAB, ABC, BCD, CDA
exterior ∠’s: 1, 2, 3, 4
diagonals: AC, BD
10
Properties of
Polygons
Naming Polygons
Regular polygons are polygons that are equilateral and equiangular.
D
E
A
B
C
m∠A, ∠B, ∠C, ∠D, ∠E, < 180,
therefore polygon ABCDE is convex.
D
E F
G
H
A B
C
1 2
3
4
5 6
7
8
sides: AB = BC = CD = DE = EF = FG = GH = HA
interior ∠’s: ∠1 ≅ ∠2 ≅ ∠3 ≅ ∠4 ≅ ∠5 ≅ ∠6 ≅ ∠7 ≅ ∠8
Regular Octagon ABCDEFGH
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111
Vertices of a convex polygon all point outwards (all regular polygons are
also convex polygons). If any of the vertices of a polygon point inward or if
the measure of any vertex exceeds 180°, the polygon is a concave polygon.
Count the polygon’s sides. A three-sided figure is a triangle. A four-sided
figure is a quadrilateral. Five-sided figures or more take special prefixes:
Five-sided PENTAgon
Six-sided HEXAgon
Seven-sided HEPTAgon
Eight-sided OCTAgon
Nine-sided NONAgon
Ten-sided DECAgon
Twelve-sided DODECAgon
SET 44
State whether the object is or is not a polygon and why. (Envision
each of these objects as simply as possible, otherwise there will always
be exceptions.)
216. a rectangular city block
217. Manhattan’s grid of city blocks
218. branches of a tree
219. the block letter “M” carved into the tree
F
G
D
E
A
B
C
m∠D > 180°, therefore polygon ABCDEFG is concave.
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220. outline of a television
221. a human face on the TV
222. an ergonomic chair
223. lace
Set 45
Use the diagram below to answer questions 224 through 226.
224. Name the polygon. Is it convex or concave?
225. How many diagonals can be drawn from vertex O?
226. How many sides does the polygon have? Based on its number of
sides, this polygon is a ________.
A
B
C
D
O
E
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Set 46
Use the diagram below to answer questions 227 through 229.
227. Name the polygon. Is it convex or concave?
228. How many diagonals can be drawn from vertex O?
229. How many sides does the polygon have? Based on its number of
sides, this polygon is a ________.
Set 47
Use the diagram below to answer questions 230 through 232.
230. Name the polygon. Is it convex or concave?
231. How many diagonals can be drawn from vertex O?
S X
Y
V
U W
O
Z
L M
N
P
Q
O
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232. How many sides does the polygon have? Based on its number of
sides, this polygon is a ________.
Set 48
Use the diagram below to answer questions 233 through 235.
233. Name the polygon. Is it convex or concave?
234. How many diagonals can be drawn from vertex O?
235. How many sides does the polygon have? Based on its number of
sides, this polygon is a ________.
Set 49
Use your knowledge of polygons to fill in the blank.
236. In polygon CDEFG, CD
៮៮
and DE
៮៮
are ________.
237. In polygon CDEFG, CE
៮៮
, DF
៮៮
and EG
៮៮
are ________.
238. In polygon CDEFG, ∠EFG is also ________.
239. In polygon CDEFG, ∠DEF and ∠EFG are ________.
P
H
I
J
K
L
M N
O
HI Х IJ
Given:
Х JK Х
KL Х LM Х MNХ
NO Х OP Х PH
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Set 50
Use diagonals to draw the triangles below.
240. How many triangles can be drawn in the accompanying polygon at
one time?
241. Determine the sum of the polygon’s interior angles using the
number of triangles; verify your answer by using the formula
s = 180(n – 2), where s is the sum of the interior angles and n is
the number of sides the polygon has.
242. How many triangles can be drawn in the accompanying polygon at
one time?
243. Determine the sum of the polygon’s interior angles using the
number of triangles; then apply the formula s = 180 (n – 2) to verify
your answer.
K L
M
N
P
B
C
D
F
G
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244. How many triangles can be drawn in the accompanying polygon at
one time?
245. Determine the sum of the polygon’s interior angles using the
number of triangles; then apply the formula s = 180 (n – 2) to verify
your answer.
An irregular octagon
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y Z
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Answers
Set 44
216. Polygon. A single city block is a closed four-sided figure; each of
its corners is a vertex.
217. Not a polygon. A grid is not a polygon because its lines intersect
at points that are not endpoints.
218. Not a polygon. Branches are open, and they “branch” out at
points that are also not endpoints.
219. Polygon. Block letters are closed multi-sided figures; each of its
line segments begin and end at an endpoint.
220. Polygon. A classic television screen is rectangular; it has four sides
and four vertices.
221. Not a polygon. The human face is very complex, but primarily it
has few if any straight line segments.
222. Not a polygon. An ergonomic chair is a chair designed to contour
to your body. It is usually curved to support the natural curves of
the hip and spine.
223. Not a polygon. Like the human face, lace is very intricate. Unlike
the human face, lace has lots of line segments that meet at lots of
different points.
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224. Polygon ABCDOE. As long as you list the vertices in consecutive
order, any one of these names will do: BCDOEA, CDOEAB,
DOEABC, OEABCD, EABCDO. Also, polygon ABCDOE is
concave because the measure of vertex O exceeds 180°.
225. Three diagonals can be drawn from vertex O: OA
៮៮
, OB
៮៮
, OC
៮៮
.
OD
៮៮
and OE
៮៮
are not diagonals; they are sides.
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226. Polygon ABCOE has six sides; it is a hexagon.
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227. Polygon OLMNPQ. As long as you list their vertices in
consecutive order, any one of these names will do: LMNPQO,
MNPQOL, NPQOLM, PQOLMN, QOLMNP. Also, polygon
OLMNPQ is concave because vertex N exceeds 180°.
228. Three diagonals can be drawn from vertex O: OM
៮៮
, ON
៮៮
, OP
៮៮
.
229. Polygon OLMNPQ has 6 sides; it is a hexagon.
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230. Polygon SUVWXOYZ. If you list every vertex in consecutive
order, then your name for the polygon given is correct. Also,
polygon SUVWXOYZ is concave. The measures of vertices U,
W, O and Z exceed 180°.
231. Five diagonals can be drawn from vertex O: OZ
៮៮
, OS
៮៮
, OU
៮៮
,
OV
៮៮
, OW
៮៮
.
232. Polygon SUVWXOYZ has eight sides; it is an octagon.
Set 48
233. Polygon HIJKLMNOP. List every vertex in consecutive order
and your answer is correct. Also, polygon HIJKLMNOP is
regular and convex.
234. Six diagonals can be drawn from vertex O: OH
៮៮
, OI

, OJ

, OK
៮៮
,
OL
៮៮
, and OM
៮៮
.
235. Polygon HIJKLMNOP has nine sides; it is a nonagon.
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236. Consecutive sides. Draw polygon CDEFG to see that yes, CD
៮៮
and DE
៮៮
are consecutive sides.
237. Diagonals. When a line segment connects nonconsecutive end-
points in a polygon, it is a diagonal.
238. ∠GFE or ∠F.
239. Consecutive vertices. Look back at the drawing you made of
polygon CDEFG. You can see that ∠E and ∠F are consecutive
vertices.
Set 50
For solutions to 240 and 241, refer to image below.
240. At any one time, three triangles can be drawn in polygon
BCDFG. Remember when drawing your triangles that a diagonal
must go from endpoint to endpoint.
241. The interior angles of a convex pentagon will always measure
540° together. If the interior angles of a triangle measure 180°
together, then three sets of interior angles measure 180 × 3, or
540. Apply the formula s = 180 (n – 2). s = 180(5 – 2). s = 180(3).
s = 540.
B
C
D
F
G
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For solutions to 242 and 243, refer to the image below.
242. At any one time, three triangles can be drawn in polygon
KLMNP.
243. 180 × 3 = 540. Apply the formula s = 180(n – 2). Again, s = 540.
You have again confirmed that the interior angles of a convex
pentagon will always measure 540° together.
For solutions to 244 and 245, refer to the image below.
244. At any one time, six triangles can be drawn in polygon
STUVWXYZ.
245. 180 × 6 = 1080. Apply the formula s = 180(n – 2). s = 180(8 – 2).
s = 180(6). s = 1,080.
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y Z
K L
M
N
P
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As you would guess, triangles are not squares. Neither are parallelo-
grams, rectangles, or rhombuses. But squares are rhombuses, rectangles,
and parallelograms. How can this be?
Parallelograms, rectangles, rhombuses, and squares are all members of a
four-sided polygon family called the quadrilaterals. Each member has a
unique property that makes it distinctive from its fellow members. A square
shares all those unique properties, making it the most unique quadrilateral.
Below are those particular characteristics that make each quadrilateral an
individual.
Quadrilateral Four-sided figure
Parallelogram Four-sided figure
Two pairs of parallel lines
Opposite sides are congruent
Opposite angles are congruent
Consecutive angles are supplementary
Diagonals bisect each other
Rectangle Four-sided figure
Two pairs of parallel lines
Opposite sides are congruent
All angles are congruent
Consecutive angles are supplementary
Diagonals bisect each other
Diagonals are congruent
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Quadrilaterals
Rhombus Four-sided figure
Two pairs of parallel lines
All sides are congruent
Opposite angles are congruent
Consecutive angles are supplementary
Diagonals bisect each other
Diagonals bisect the angle of a rhombus
Diagonals form perpendicular lines
Square Four-sided figure
Two pairs of parallel lines
All sides are congruent
All angles are congruent
Consecutive angles are supplementary
Diagonals bisect each other
Diagonals are congruent
Diagonals bisect the angle of a square
Diagonals form perpendicular lines
Trapezoid Four-sided figure
One pair of parallel lines
Isosceles Trapezoid Four-sided figure
One pair of parallel lines
Base angles are congruent
Congruent legs
Congruent diagonals
Set 51
Choose the best answer.
246. The sides of Mary’s chalkboard consecutively measure 9 feet, 5
feet, 9 feet and 5 feet. Without any other information, you can
determine that Mary’s chalkboard is a
a. rectangle.
b. rhombus.
c. parallelogram.
d. square.
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247. Four line segments connected end-to-end will always form
a. an open figure.
b. four interior angles that measure 360°.
c. a square.
d. It cannot be determined.
248. A square whose vertices are the midpoints of another square is
a. congruent to the other square.
b. half the size of the other square.
c. twice the size of the other square.
d. It cannot be determined.
249. The sides of a square measure 2.5 feet each. If three squares fit
perfectly side-by-side in one rectangle, what are the minimum
dimensions of the rectangle?
a. 5 feet, 2.5 feet
b. 7.5 feet, 7.5 feet
c. 7.5 feet, 3 feet
d. 7.5 feet, 2.5 feet
250. A rhombus, a rectangle, and an isosceles trapezoid all have
a. congruent diagonals.
b. opposite congruent sides.
c. interior angles that measure 360°.
d. opposite congruent angles.
251. A figure with four sides and four congruent angles could be a
a. rhombus or square.
b. rectangle or square.
c. trapezoid or rhombus.
d. rectangle or trapezoid.
252. A figure with four sides and perpendicular diagonals could be a
a. rhombus or square.
b. rectangle or square.
c. trapezoid or rhombus.
d. rectangle or trapezoid.
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253. A figure with four sides and diagonals that bisect each angle could
be a
a. rectangle.
b. rhombus.
c. parallelogram.
d. trapezoid.
254. A figure with four sides and diagonals that bisect each other could
NOT be a
a. rectangle.
b. rhombus.
c. parallelogram.
d. trapezoid.
Set 52
Fill in the blanks based on your knowledge of quadrilaterals. More
than one answer may be correct.
255. If quadrilateral ABCD has two sets of parallel lines, it could be
________.
256. If quadrilateral ABCD has four congruent sides, it could be
________.
257. If quadrilateral ABCD has exactly one set of opposite congruent
sides, it could be ________.
258. If quadrilateral ABCD has opposite congruent angles, it could be
________.
259. If quadrilateral ABCD has consecutive angles that are
supplementary, it could be ________.
260. If quadrilateral ABCD has congruent diagonals, it could be
________.
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261. If quadrilateral ABCD can be divided into two congruent triangles,
it could be ________.
262. If quadrilateral ABCD has diagonals that bisect each vertex angle
in two congruent angles, it is ________.
Set 53
Choose the best answer.
263. If an angle in a rhombus measures 21°, then the other three angles
consecutively measure
a. 159°, 21°, 159°
b. 21°, 159°, 159°
c. 69°, 21°, 69°
d. 21°, 69°, 69°
e. It cannot be determined.
264. In an isosceles trapezoid, the angle opposite an angle that measures
62° measures
a. 62°.
b. 28°.
c. 118°.
d. 180°.
e. It cannot be determined.
265. In rectangle WXYZ, ∠WXZ and ∠XZY
a. are congruent.
b. are alternate interior angles.
c. form complementary angles with ∠WZX and ∠YXZ.
d. all of the above
e. It cannot be determined.
266. In square ABCD, ∠ABD
a. measures 45°.
b. is congruent with ∠ADC.
c. forms a supplementary pair with ∠ADB.
d. all of the above
e. It cannot be determined.
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267. In parallelogram KLMN, if diagonal KM measures 30 inches, then
a. KL
៮៮
measures 18 inches.
b. LM
៮៮
measures 24 inches.
c. diagonal LN is perpendicular to diagonal KM.
d. all of the above
e. It cannot be determined.
Set 54
Use the figure below to answer questions 268 through 270.
268. Using your knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals, show that
diagonals AC and BD intersect perpendicularly.
269. Using your knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals, what is the
length of imaginary side BP?
270. Using your knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals, what is the
length of diagonal DB?
A B
P C D
12
12
12 8
12
a
o
m∠BCA = 72
m∠BDA = 18
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Answers
Set 51
246. c. All parallelograms have opposite congruent sides including
rectangles, rhombuses and squares. However, without more
information, you cannot be any more specific than a parallelogram.
247. b. The interior angles of a quadrilateral total 360°. Choices a and c
are incorrect because the question states each line segment
connects end-to-end; this is a closed figure, but it is not necessarily
a square.
248. b. Find the point along a line segment that would divide that line
segment into two equal pieces. That is the line segment’s midpoint.
Connect the midpoint of a square together and you have another
square that is half the existing square.
249. d. Three squares in a row will have three times the length of one
square, or 2.5 in. × 3 = 7.5 in. However, the width will remain the
length of just one square, or 2.5 in.
250. c. Rectangles and rhombuses have very little in common with
isosceles trapezoids except one set of parallel lines, one set of
opposite congruent sides, and four interior angles that measure
360°.
251. b. Rectangles and squares have four 90° angles because their four
sides are perpendicular. Choices a, c, and d are all quadrilaterals,
but they are not defined by their right angles.
252. a. Rhombuses and squares have congruent sides and diagonals that
are perpendicular. Because their sides are not congruent,
rectangles and trapezoids do not have diagonals that cross
perpendicularly.
253. b. A rhombus’s diagonal bisects its vertices.
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254. d. Diagonals of a trapezoid are not congruent unless the trapezoid
is an isosceles trapezoid. Diagonals of any trapezoid do not bisect
each other.
Set 52
255. A parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a square. Two
pairs of parallel lines define each of these four-sided figures.
256. a rhombus or a square
257. an isosceles trapezoid
258. A parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a square. When a
transversal crosses a pair of parallel lines, alternate interior angles
are congruent, while same side interior angles are supplementary.
Draw a parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, and a square; extend
each of their sides. Find the “Z” and “C” shaped intersections in
each drawing.
259. A parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a square. Again,
look at the drawing you made above to see why consecutive angles
are supplementary.
260. a rectangle, a square, an isosceles trapezoid
261. a parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a square
262. a rhombus or a square
Set 53
263. a. The first consecutive angle must be supplementary to the given
angle. The angle opposite the given angle must be congruent.
Consequently, in consecutive order, the angles measure 180 − 21,
or 159, 21, and 159. Choice b does not align the angles in
consecutive order; choice c mistakenly subtracts 21 from 90 when
consecutive angles are supplementary, not complementary.
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264. c. Opposite angles in an isosceles trapezoid are supplementary.
Choice a describes a consecutive angle along the same parallel line.
265. d. XZ
៮៮
is a diagonal in rectangle WXYZ. ∠WXZ and ∠XZY are
alternate interior angles along the diagonal; they are congruent;
and when they are added with their adjacent angle, the two angles
form a 90° angle.
266. a. BD
៮៮
is a diagonal in square ABCD. It bisects vertices B and D,
creating four congruent 45° angles. Choice b is incorrect because
∠ABD is half of ∠ADC; they are not congruent. Also, choice c is
incorrect because when two 45° angles are added together they
measure 90°, not 180°.
267. e. It cannot be determined.
Set 54
268. Because AC and DB are intersecting straight lines, if one
angle of intersection measures 90°, all four angles of
intersection measure 90°, which means the lines
perpendicularly meet. First, opposite sides of a rhombus are
parallel, which means alternate interior angles are congruent. If
∠BCA measures 72°, then ∠CAD also measures 72°. The sum of
the measures of all three interior angles of a triangle must equal
180°: 72 + 18 + m∠AOB = 180. m∠AOD = 90.
269. a = 4͙5 ෆ. BP

is the height of rhombus ABCD and the leg of
ΔBPC. Use the Pythagorean theorem: a
2
+ 8
2
= 12
2
. a
2
+ 64 = 144.
a
2
= 80. a = 4͙5 ෆ.
270. c = 4͙30 ෆ. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse of
ΔBPD, which is diagonal BD: (4͙5ෆ)
2
+ (12 + 8)
2
= c
2
.
80 + 400 = c
2
. 480 = c
2
. 4͙30 ෆ= c.
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The perimeter of a figure is its outside edge, its outline. To find the
perimeter of a figure, you add the length of each of its sides together.
Regular polygons use a formula: p = ns, where p is the polygon’s perime-
ter; n is its number of sides; and s is the length of each side.
Set 55
Choose the best answer.
271. A regular octagonal gazebo is added to a Victorian lawn garden.
Each side of the octagon measures 5 ft. The formula for the
gazebo’s perimeter is
a. p = 8 × 5.
b. 8 = n × 5.
c. 5 = n × 8.
d. s = n × p.
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Perimeter of
Polygons
272. Timmy randomly walks ten steps to the left. He does this nine
more times. His path never crosses itself, and he returns to his
starting point. The perimeter of the figure Timmy walked equals
a. 90 steps.
b. 90 feet.
c. 100 steps.
d. 100 feet.
273. The perimeter of Periwinkle High is 1,600 ft. It has four sides of
equal length. Each side measures
a. 4 ft.
b. 40 ft.
c. 400 ft.
d. 4,000 ft.
274. Roberta draws two similar pentagons. The perimeter of the larger
pentagon is 93 ft.; one of its sides measures 24 ft. If the perimeter
of the smaller pentagon equals 31 ft., then the corresponding side
of the smaller pentagon measures
a. 5s = 31.
b. 93s = 24 × 31.
c. 93 × 24 = 31s.
d. 5 × 31 = s.
275. Isadora wants to know the perimeter of the face of a building;
however, she does not have a ladder. She knows that the building’s
rectangular facade casts a 36 ft. shadow at noon while a nearby
mailbox casts a 12 ft. shadow at noon. The mailbox is 4.5 ft. tall. If
the length of the façade is 54 ft. long, the façade’s perimeter
measures
a. p = 13.5 × 4.
b. p = 54 × 4.
c. p = 4.5(2) + 12(2).
d. p = 13.5(2) + 54(2).
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Set 56
Choose the best answer.
276. Which perimeter is not the same?
a.
b.
c.
d.
21
5 5
37
37
4 6
30
40
7 7
35
35
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277. Which perimeter is not the same?
a. a 12-foot regular square backyard
b. an 8-foot regular hexagon pool
c. a 6-foot regular octagonal patio
d. a 4-foot regular decagon Jacuzzi
e. It cannot be determined.
278. Which choice below has a different perimeter than the others?
a.
b.
c.
d.
50.5
40.4
26.0
25.25
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279. The measure of which figure’s side is different from the other four
figures?
a. a regular nonagon whose perimeter measures 90 feet
b. an equilateral triangle whose perimeter measures 27 feet
c. a regular heptagon whose perimeter measures 63 feet
d. a regular octagon whose perimeter measures 72 feet
e. It cannot be determined.
280. Which figure does not have 12 sides?
a. Regular Figure A with sides that measure 4.2 in. and a
perimeter of 50.4 in.
b. Regular Figure B with sides that measure 1.1 in. and a peri-
meter of 13.2 in.
c. Regular Figure C with sides that measure 5.1 in. and a
perimeter of 66.3 in.
d. Regular Figure D with sides that measure 6.0 in. and a peri-
meter of 72.0 in.
e. It cannot be determined.
Set 57
Find the perimeter of the following figures.
281.
2
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282.
283.
284.
2
2 2 2
2 2
5
1
6
6
4
4
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Set 58
Use the figure below to answer questions 285 through 286.
285. Find the value of y.
286. Find the figure’s total perimeter.
Set 59
Use the figure below to answer questions 287 through 288.
287. Find the value of x.
288. Find the figure’s total perimeter.
K
D E F G
10
H I J
4
2x x 4x
Given:
quadrilateral DGHK
is a parallelogram
A
B C
E
F G H
D 6
12
8 y
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Set 60
Use the figure below to answer questions 289 through 291.
289. Find the value of x.
290. Find the value of y.
291. Find the figure’s total perimeter.
Given:
OQ Х WR
PQ Х TS
40
V U
T S R
Q P O
W
y
20
12
x
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Set 61
Use the figure below to answer questions 292 through 294.
292. Find the value of x.
293. Find the value of y.
294. Find the figure’s total perimeter.
70°
100° 42″
10″
38″
38″
5″
42″
A
B G
J
I
H
E
D
C
y
x
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Answers
Set 55
271. a. To find the perimeter, multiply the number of sides by the
measure of one side. The perimeter of this Victorian gazebo is
p = 8 × 5.
272. c. Timmy walked ten ten-step sets. To find the perimeter of the
figure Timmy walked, multiply 10 by 10 and remember that each
side of that figure was measured in steps, not feet. Choice a forgot
to count the first ten steps and turn that Timmy made. Choices b
and d use the wrong increment, feet.
273. c. Plug the numbers into the formula: p = ns. 1600 = 4s. 400 = s.
274. b. A proportion can find an unknown side of a figure using known
sides of a similar figure; a proportion can also find an unknown side
using known perimeters. ᎏ
9
2
3
4
ᎏ = ᎏ
3
s
1
ᎏ. Cross-multiply: 93s = 24 ϫ31.
275. d. Using a proportion find x. ᎏ
1
3
2
6
ᎏ = ᎏ
4
x
.5
ᎏ. Cross-multiply. 12x =
36(4.5). x = 13.5. Polygon CRXZ is a rectangle whose sides
measure 13.5, 54, 13.5, and 54. To find the perimeter of rectangle
CRXZ, add the measures of its sides together.
Set 56
276. b. Each figure except trapezoid B has a perimeter of 84 feet; its
perimeter measures only 80 feet.
277. d. Apply the formula p = ns to each choice. In choice a, the
perimeter of the backyard measures 12 feet × 4 sides, or 48 feet. In
choice b, the perimeter of the pool measures 8 feet × 6 sides, or 48
feet. In choice c, the perimeter of the patio measures 6 feet × 8
sides, or 48 feet. In choice d, the perimeter of the Jacuzzi measures
4 feet by 10 sides, or 40. It is obvious that the Jacuzzi has a
different perimeter.
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278. b. Each figure has a perimeter of 202 feet except hexagon B; its
perimeter measures 156 feet.
279. a. To find the measure of each side, change the formula p = ns to

n
p
ᎏ = s. Plug each choice into this formula. In choice a, the sides of
the nonagon measure ᎏ
9
9
0
si
f
d
e
e
e
s
t
ᎏ, or 10 feet per side. In choice b, the
sides of the triangle measure ᎏ
2
3
7
si
f
d
e
e
e
s
t
ᎏ, or 9 feet per side. In choice c,
the sides of the heptagon measure ᎏ
6
7
3
si
f
d
e
e
e
s
t
ᎏ, or 9 feet per side. In
choice d, the sides of the octagon measure

7
8
2
si
f
d
e
e
e
s
t

, or 9 feet per side.
280. c. To find the number of sides a figure has, change the formula p =
ns to ᎏ
p
s
ᎏ = n. Plug each choice into this formula. In choice a, figure A
has 12 sides. In choice b, figure B has 12 sides. In choice c, figure
C has 13 sides.
Set 57
281. p = 24. You can find this perimeter by either adding the measure of
each side, or by using the formula p = ns. If you choose to add each
side, your solution looks like this: 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 +
2 + 2 + 2 = 24. If you choose to use the formula, there are five
squares; four are exterior squares or 4p and one an interior square
or 1p. The final equation will look like 4p – 1p = P. 1p = 4 × 2.
1p = 8. 4p = 4 × 8 = 32. 32 – 8 = 24.
282. p = 50. Using your knowledge of rectangles and their congruent
sides, you find the measure of each exterior side not given. To find
the perimeter, you add the measure of each exterior side together.
1 + 6 + 1 + 6 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 3 + 5
+ 5 = 50.
283. p = 34 + 4͙5ෆ. First, find the hypotenuse of at least one of the two
congruent triangles using the Pythagorean theorem: 2
2
+ 4
2
= c
2
.
4
2
+ 16
2
= c
2
. 20 = c
2
. 2͙5 ෆ = c. Add the measure of each exterior
side together: 2 + 5 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 +2 + 5 + 2 + 2͙5 ෆ + 4 + 2 + 4 +
2͙5 ෆ = 34 + 4͙5 ෆ.
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284. p = 32 + 2͙5ෆ. First find the hypotenuse of at least one of the two
congruent triangles using the Pythagorean theorem: 1
2
+ 2
2
= c
2
.
1 + 4 = c
2
. ͙5 ෆ = c. Add the measure of each exterior side together.
2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + ͙5ෆ +
͙5 ෆ = 32 + 2͙5 ෆ.
Set 58
285. y = 4͙13 ෆ. CG
៮៮
and BH
៮៮
are congruent because the opposite sides
of a rectangle are congruent. Plug the measurements of ΔABH
into the Pythagorean theorem: 12
2
+ 8
2
= y
2
. 144 + 64 = y
2
.
208 = y
2
. 4͙13 ෆ= y.
286. p = 48 + 8͙13 ෆ. Figure ABDE is an isosceles trapezoid; AB

is
congruent to ED
៮៮
. Add the measure of each exterior line segment
together: 6 + 6 + 4͙13 ෆ+ 12 + 6 + 6 + 12 + 4͙13 ෆ= 48 + 8͙13 ෆ.
Set 59
287. x = ͙21 ෆ. In parallelogram DGHK, opposite sides are congruent,
so ΔKDJ and ΔGFH are also congruent (Side-Side-Side postulate
or Side-Angle-Side postulate). Plug the measurements of ΔKDJ
and ΔGFH into the Pythagorean theorem: (2x)
2
+ 4
2
= 10
2
.
4x
2
+ 16 = 100. 4x
2
= 84. x
2
= 21. x = ͙21 ෆ.
288. p = 14͙21 ෆ+ 20. Replace each x with ͙21 ෆand add the exterior
line segments together: 2͙21 ෆ+ ͙21 ෆ+ 4͙21 ෆ+ 10 + 2͙21 ෆ+
4͙21 ෆ+ ͙21 ෆ+ 10 = 14͙21 ෆ+ 20.
Set 60
289. x = 16. The hatch marks indicate that WT
៮៮
and QR
៮៮
are congruent.
Plug the measurements of ΔSQR into the Pythagorean theorem:
12
2
+ x
2
= 20
2
. 144 + x
2
= 400. x
2
= 256. x = 16.
290. y = 12. Opposite sides of a rectangle are congruent. OQ
៮៮
equals the
sum of WT
៮៮
, TS
៮៮
, and SR

. Create the equation: 40 = 16 + y + 12.
40 = 28 + y. 12 = y.
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291. p = 144. Add the measure of each exterior line segment together:
40 + 16 + 12 + 12 + 16 + 16 + 16+ 16 = 144
Set 61
292. x = 21 inches. ΔABC and ΔJIH are congruent (Side-Side-Side
postulate). ΔEDC and ΔEGH are also congruent because three
angles and a side are congruent. However, ΔABC and ΔJIH are
only similar to ΔEDC and ΔEGH (Angle-Angle postulate). A
comparison of side AC
៮៮
to side EC
៮៮
reveals a 10:5 or 2:1 ratio
between similar triangles. If AB

measures 42 inches, then
corresponding line segment ED
៮៮
measures half as much, or 21
inches.
293. y = 19. Using the same ratio determined above, if BC
៮៮
measures 38
inches, then corresponding line segment DC
៮៮
measures half as
much, or 19 inches.
294. p = 270 inches. Add the measure of each exterior line segment
together: 2(42 + 38 + 10) + 2(21 + 19 + 5) = 180 + 90 = 270 inches.
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Perimeter is the distance around an object. In this chapter you’ll work
with area, which is the amount of surface covered by an object. For exam-
ple, the number of tiles on a kitchen floor would be found by using an area
formula, while the amount of baseboard used to surround the room would
be found by using a perimeter formula. Perimeter is always expressed in
linear units. Area is always expressed in square units.
If the perimeter of a figure is the outline of a figure, then the area of a
figure is what is inside the outline; area is the amount of two-dimensional
space that a planar figure occupies.
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Area of Polygons
A square equals 1 foot by 1 foot
The area of polygon ABCD equals 10 squares by 7 squares,
or 70 square feet
The Area of a Parallelogram
Area of parallelogram ABCD in square increments = base × height
A
D
C
B
height height
base
base
= 1 square foot
Polygon ABCD is 10 square feet by 7 square feet,
or 70 square feet
A
C D
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
B
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The Area of a Rectangle
Area of rectangle ABCD in square increments = base × height
The Area of a Rhombus
Area of rhombus ABCD in square increments = base × height

1
2
ᎏ(diagonal × diagonal)
The Area of a Square
Area of square ABCD in square increments = base × height
A
D C
B
height
base
A
D C
B
height
base
diagonal
1
diagonal
2
or
NOTE: a rhombus has
an area like a rectangle,
not a square
A
D C
B
height
base
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The Area of a Triangle
Area of ΔABC in square increments = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ base × height
The Area of a Trapezoid
Area of a trapezoid in square increments = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ height (base + base)
D
height
base
2
base
1
Area of Trapezoid ABCD = Area of Δ
1
+ Area Δ
2
Area of Trapezoid ABCD = ¹- base
1
× height + ¹- base
2
× height,
or ¹- height (base
1
+ base
2
)
2
1
A
C
D
B
triangle
1
triangle
2
A
C
D
B
height
base
triangle
1
Triangle
1
≅ triangle
2
therefore the area Δ
1
≅ area Δ
2
Area Δ
1
= ¹- Area of polygon ABCD
Area Δ
1
= ¹- b · h
triangle
2
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The Area of a Regular Polygon
The area of regular polygon ABCDE in square increments
= ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ apothem × perimeter
Similar Triangles
A
B
16 20
12
D
5
E
4
3 F C
Triangle
1
Area Δ
1
= ¹- (16)(12)
Triangle
2
Area Δ
2
= ¹- (4)(3)
96 6
Apothem
A
B
C
E D
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The ratio of areas between two similar triangles equals the square
of the ratio of lengths between corresponding sides.
Set 62
Choose the best answer.
295. Area is
a. the negative space inside a polygon.
b. a positive number representing the interior space of a polygon.
c. all the space on a plane.
d. no space at all.
296. Two congruent figures have
a. equal areas.
b. disproportional perimeters.
c. no congruent parts.
d. dissimilar shapes.
Ratio of Areas
Δ
1
: Δ
2
Ratio of Corresponding Parts
Δ
1
: Δ
2
96 : 6, or
AB : DE
4 : 1
BC : EF
4 : 1
CA : FD
4 : 1
(4 : 1)
2
16 : 1
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297. The area of the figure below is the sum of which areas?
a. ΔABH + CDEH + ΔHFG + ΔCEH
b. ΔABH + ΔCDE + ΔHFG
c. ΔABH + ΔCDE + ΔHFG + ΔCEH
d. ΔABH + CDEH + ΔHFG + ΔAHG
298. If two triangles are similar, the ratio of their areas is
a. equal to the ratio of the lengths of any corresponding sides.
b. two times the ratio of the lengths of any corresponding sides.
c. equal to the square of the ratio of the lengths of any corre-
sponding sides.
d. It cannot be determined.
299. An apothem
a. extends from the opposite side of a polygon.
b. bisects the side of a polygon to which it is drawn.
c. is drawn to a vertex of a polygon.
d. forms half of a central angle.
Set 63
Circle whether the statements below are true or false.
300. A rhombus with opposite sides that measure 5 feet has the same
area as a square with opposite sides that measure 5 feet.
True or False.
H
G A
B
C
D
F
E
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301. A rectangle with opposite sides that measure 5 feet and 10 feet has
the same area as a parallelogram with opposite sides that measure 5
feet and 10 feet. True or False.
302. A rectangle with opposite sides that measure 5 feet and 10 feet has
twice the area of a square with opposite sides that measure 5 feet.
True or False.
303. A parallelogram with opposite sides that measure 5 feet and 10 feet
has twice the area of a rhombus whose height is equal to the height
of the parallelogram and whose opposite sides measure 5 feet.
True or False.
304. A triangle with a base of 10 and a height of 5 has a third the area of
a trapezoid with base lengths of 10 and 20 and a height of 5.
True or False.
Set 64
Find the shaded area of each figure below.
305. Find the shaded area of ΔDEF.
E
D F
6ft.
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306. Find the shaded area of quadrilateral ABCD.
307. Find the shaded area of polygon KLMNO.
308. Find the shaded area of Figure X.
12 ft.
Figure X
5 ft.
L
K M
N O
10 ft.
4 ft.
A
D C
B
8 ft.
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309. Find the shaded area of Figure Y.
310. Find the shaded area of Figure Z.
1 ft.
2 ft.
1.5 ft.
6 ft.
Figure Z
1.5 ft.
A G
E C
H
B F D
D
E
F
A
B
C
O 28
Figure Y
√2
14√2
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Set 65
Find the area of each figure below.
311. Find the area of quadrilateral ABCD.
312. Find the area of polygon RSTUV.
313. Find the area of concave polygon KLMNOPQR.
N O
P M
L Q
R K
2.5 ft.
2.5 ft.
Given:
MN = 3
4 ft.
R S
V U
T
3 ft.
15 ft.
W
B C
20 ft.
A E D
16 ft.
36 ft.
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314. Find the area of polygon BCDEFGHI.
315. Find the area of concave polygon MNOPQR.
P Q
M
N O
R
4 ft.
3 ft.
15 ft.
8 ft.
B
7 ft.
I H
G F C 2.5 ft.
10 ft.
D E
2 ft.
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Set 66
Use the figure and information below to answer questions 316
through 319.
316. Find the length of CH
៮៮
.
317. Find the area of ΔCHI.
318. ΔCHI andΔABC are similar triangles. Find the area of ΔABC.
319. Find the entire area of figure ABCDEFGH.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
x
3 ft.
mAC = 8 ft.
Area of regular hexagon
HCDEFG = 45 ft.
2
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Set 67
Use the figure and information below to answer questions 320
through 322.
320. Find the measure of side x.
321. Find the measure of side y.
322. Find the measure of side z.
K
R
M N
O
P Q
10
A
L
y
x
z
RO = x
RM = y
NO = z
Area of RMNO = Area of RQPO
Area of RMNOPQ = 320 sq. ft.
Area of ΔRMA = 50 sq. ft.
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Answers
Set 62
295. b. All areas are positive numbers. Choice a is incorrect because if
an area represented negative space, then it would be a negative
number, which it cannot be. Choice c is incorrect because the area
of a plane is infinite; when you measure area, you are only
measuring a part of that plane inside a polygon. Points, lines, and
planes do not occupy space, but figures do.The area of a figure is
how much space that figure occupies.
296. a. Congruent figures have congruent parts, perimeters, and areas.
297. c. The area of a closed figure is equal to the area of its
nonoverlapping parts. This answer doesn’t have to be broken
down into all triangles—quadrilateral CDEH is a part of the
figure. However, none of the answers can include quadrilateral
CDEH and ΔCEH because they share interior points. Also,
ΔAHG is not part of the closed figure; in fact, it isn’t closed at all.
298. c. The ratio of areas between two similar triangles is equal to the
square of the ratio of length of any two of their corresponding
sides: Area of triangle: area of similar triangle = (length of side:
length of corresponding side)
2
.
299. b. An apothem extends from the center of a polygon to a side of
the polygon. All apothems are perpendicular bisectors and only
span half the length of a polygon. A radius (to be discussed in a
later chapter) extends from the center point of a polygon to any
vertex. Two consecutive radii form a central angle. Apothems are
not radii.
Set 63
300. False. If the rhombus is not a square, it is a tilted square which
makes its height less than 5 feet. Consequently, the area of the
square is 25 square feet, but the area of the rhombus is less than 25
square feet.
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301. False. If the parallelogram is not a rectangle, it is a tilted rectangle
which makes its height less than 5 feet. Conseqently, the area of
the rectangle is 50 square feet, but the area of the parallelogram is
less than 50 square feet.
302. True. If two squares can fit into one rectangle, then the rectangle
has twice the area of one square.
303. True. Like the squares and rectangle above, if two rhombuses can
fit into one parallelogram, then the parallelogram has twice the
area of one rhombus.
304. True. One triangle has an area of 25 square feet. The trapezoid
has an area that measures 75 square feet. Three triangles fit into
one trapezoid or the area of one triangle is a third of the area of
the trapezoid.
Set 64
305. 9͙3ෆ square feet. To find the height of equilateral ΔDEF, draw a
perpendicular line segment from vertex E to the midpoint of DF
៮៮
.
This line segment divides ΔDEF into two congruent right
triangles. Plug the given measurement into the Pythagorean
x
x + x = 2x
x
x
x + x = 2x
x
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theorem: (ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × 6)
2
+ b
2
= 6
2
; 9 + b
2
= 36; b = ͙27 ෆ; b = 3͙3 ෆ.
To find the area, multiply the height by the base: 3͙3 ෆ feet × 6 feet
= 18͙3ෆ square feet. Then, take half of 18͙3ෆ to get 9͙3 ෆ.
306. 64 square feet. If one side of the square measures 8 feet, the other
three sides of the square each measure 8 feet. Multiply two sides of
the square to find the area: 8 feet × 8 feet = 64 square feet.
307. 100 square feet. If one side of a regular pentagon measures 10
feet, the other sides of a pentagon measure 10 feet. If the
perimeter of said pentagon measures 50 feet (10 × 5 = 50) and its
apothem measures 4 feet, then the area of the pentagon measures

1
2
ᎏ × 4 feet × 50 feet = 100 square feet.
308. 720 square feet. The perimeter of a regular hexagon with sides 12
feet long equals 72 feet (12 × 6). When the apothem of said
hexagon measures 5 feet, the area of the pentagon equals ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × 5 feet
× 72 feet = 180 square feet. Since there are four conjoined regular
hexagons, each with an area of 180 square feet, you multiply 180
square feet by 4. The honeycomb figure has a total area of 720
square feet.
309. 195 square feet. The area of this shaded figure requires the dual
use of the Pythagorean theorem and the ratio of areas between
similar triangles. First, find half the area of ΔABC. Perpendicularly
extend a line segment from vertex A to the midpoint of CB
៮៮
. The
height of right triangle ABO is 14
2
ft. + b
2
= (14͙2ෆ)
2
ft. 196 sq. ft. +
b
2
= 392 sq. ft. b
2
= 196 sq. ft. b = 14 ft. Using the height, find the
area of ΔABC: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(14 ft. × 28 ft.) = 196 sq. ft. Within ΔABC is a
void, ΔDEF. The area of the void must be subtracted from 196
square feet. Since ΔABC is similar to ΔDEF (by Angle-Angle
Postulate), ( )
2
=

19
x
6

. Therefore, x = 1 square foot; 196 square
feet – 1 square foot = 195 square feet.
310. 10.5 square feet. Find the area of a rectangle with sides 6 feet and
3 feet: A = 6 ft. × 3 ft. = 18 sq. ft. Find the area of both triangular
voids: Area of the smaller triangular void = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(3 ft. × 1 ft.) = 1.5 sq.
ft. Area of the larger triangular void = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(6 ft. × 2 ft.) = 6 sq. ft.
Subtract 7.5 sq. ft. from 18 sq. ft. and 10.5 square feet remain.
14͙2 ෆ

͙2ෆ
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Set 65
311. 480 square feet. You can either treat figure ABCD like a
trapezoid or like a parallelogram and a triangle. However you
choose to work with the figure, you must begin by finding the
measure of ED
៮៮
using the Pythagorean theorem: 16
2
+ a
2
= 20.
256 + a
2
= 400. a
2
= 144. a = 12. Subtract 12 feet from 36 feet to
find the measure of BC
៮៮
: 36 – 12 = 24. Should you choose to treat
the figure like the sum of two polygons, to find the area of the
entire figure, you find the area of each polygon separately and add
them together. Parallelogram ABCE: 16 ft. × 24 ft. = 384 sq. ft.
ΔECD: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × 16 ft. × 12 ft. = 96 sq. ft. 384 sq. ft. + 96 sq. ft. = 480
sq. ft. Should you choose to treat the figure like a trapezoid and
need to find the area, simply plug in the appropriate
measurements: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × 16 ft. (24 ft. + 36 ft.) = 480 square feet.
312. 60 + 2͙5ෆ square feet. Extend TW
៮៮
to RV
៮៮
. Let’s call this XW
៮៮
.
XW
៮៮
perpendicularly bisects RV
៮៮
; as a perpendicular bisector, it
divides isosceles triangle RWV into two congruent right triangles
and establishes the height for parallelograms RSTW and VUTW.
Solve the area of parallelogram VUTW: 2 ft. × 15 ft. = 30 sq. ft.
Find the height of ΔRWV using the Pythagorean theorem: a
2
+ 2
2
= 3
2
. a
2
+ 4 = 9. a
2
= 5. a = ͙5 ෆ. Solve the area of ΔRWV: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × ͙5ෆ
ft. × 4 ft. = 2͙5 ෆ sq. ft. Add all the areas together: 2͙5 ෆ sq. ft. + 30
sq. ft. + 30 sq. ft. = 60 + 2͙5ෆ square feet.
313. Area = 24.0 square feet. Rhombuses KLQR and MNOP are
congruent. Their areas each equal 2.5 ft. × 3 ft. = 7.5 sq. ft. The
area of square LMPQ equals the product of two sides: 3 ft. × 3 ft. =
9 ft. The sum of all the areas equal 9 sq. ft. + 7.5 sq. ft. + 7.5 sq. ft.
= 24 square feet.
314. Area = 60.0 square feet. The simplest way to find the area of
polygon BCDEFGHI is to find the area of rectangle BGHI: 10 ft.
× 7 ft. = 70 sq. ft. Subtract the area of rectangle CFED: 5 ft. × 2 ft.
= 10 sq. ft. 70 sq. ft. – 10 sq. ft. = 60 square feet.
315. Area = 70 square feet. Again, the simplest way to the find the
area of polygon MNOPQR is to find the area of trapezoid MPQR.
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1
2
ᎏ × 8 feet (4 ft. + 15 ft.) = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × 8(19) = 76 sq. ft. Subtract the area of
ΔNPO: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × 3 ft. × 4 ft. = 6 sq. ft. 76 sq. ft. – 6 sq ft. = 70 square
feet.
Set 66
316. x = 5 feet. To find x, use the given area of hexagon HCDEFG and
work backwards. The area of a regular polygon equals half the
product of its perimeter by its apothem: 45 sq. ft. = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ p × 3 ft.; p =
30 ft. The perimeter of a regular polygon equals the length of each
side multiplied by the number of sides: 30 ft. = s ft. × 6.; s = 5 ft.
317. Area = 6 square feet. ΔACH is an isosceles triangle. A line drawn
from its vertex to AC
៮៮
bisects the line segment, which means mAI

=
mCI

, or ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ of 8 feet long. Since question 316 found the measure of
HC
៮៮
, only the measure of HI

remains unknown. Plug the given
measurements for ΔCHI into the Pythagorean theorem. 4
2
+ b
2
=
5
2
. 16 + b
2
= 25. b
2
= 9. b = 3. Once the height is established, find
the area of ΔCHI: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × 4 ft. × 3 ft. = 6 square feet.
318. Area = 24 square feet. It is given that ΔCHI and ΔABC are
similar triangles. You know the lengths of two corresponding sides,
and you know the area of the smaller triangle. Apply the rule
regarding the areas of similar triangles: ᎏ
6 sq
x
. ft.
ᎏ= (ᎏ
4
8
f
f
t
t
.
.
ᎏ)
2
. ᎏ
6 sq
x
. ft.
ᎏ=
(ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ)
2
. ᎏ
6 sq
x
. ft.
ᎏ= ᎏ
1
4
ᎏ. Cross-multiply: 6 sq. ft. × 4 = x. 24 square feet = x.
319. Area = 81 square feet. The areas within the entire figure are the
sum of its parts: 24 sq. ft. + 6 sq. ft. + 6 sq. ft. + 45 sq. ft. = 81
square feet.
Set 67
320. x = 22 feet. The area of trapezoid RMNO plus the area of
trapezoid RQPO equals the area of figure RMNOPQ. Since
trapezoids RMNO and trapezoid RQPO are congruent, their areas
are equal: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(320 sq. ft.) = 160 sq. ft. The congruent height of each
trapezoid is known, and one congruent base length is known.
Using the equation to find the area of a trapezoid, create the
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equation: 160 sq. ft. = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(10 ft.)(10 ft. + x). 160 sq. ft. = 50 sq. ft. +
5x ft. 110 sq. ft. = 5x ft. 22 feet = x.
321. y = 10͙2 ෆ feet. Work backwards using the given area of ΔRMA:
50 sq. ft. = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏb(10 ft.). 50 sq. ft. = 5 ft. × b. 10 ft. = b. Once the base
and height of ΔRMA are established, use the Pythagorean theorem
to find RM
៮៮
: 10
2
+ 10
2
= c
2
. 100 + 100 = c
2
. 200 = c
2
. 10͙2 ෆ = c.
RM
៮៮
= 10͙2 ෆ feet.
322. z = 2͙26 ෆfeet. Imagine a perpendicular line from vertex N to the
base of trapezoid RMNO. This imaginary line divides RO
៮៮
into
another 10-foot segment. The remaining portion of line RO
៮៮
is 2
feet long. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of NO
៮៮
:
(10 ft.)
2
+ (2 ft.)
2
= z
2
. 100 sq. ft. + 4 sq. ft. = z
2
. 104 sq. ft. = z
2
.
2͙26 ෆfeet = z.
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A prism is the three-dimensional representation of planar figures, like
rectangles or squares. To find the exterior area of a three-dimensional
shape, called the surface area, simplify the prism or cube by breaking it
down into its planar components.
Surface Area of a Prism
A prism has six faces; each face is a planar rectangle.
Side
A
Side
B
Side
C
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Surface Area of
Prisms
For every side or face you see, there is a congruent side you cannot see.
If you pull each face apart, you will see pairs of congruent rectangles.
The surface area of a prism is the sum of the areas of its face areas, or Sa
= (length × width) + (length × height) + (width × height) + (width × height)
+ (length × height) + (length × width). This formula simplifies into:
Sa = 2(lw + wh + lh)
6 ft. × 5 ft. × 1 ft.
disassemble
5 ft. 5 ft.
6 ft. 6 ft.
1 ft. 1 ft.
6 ft.
5 ft.
1 ft.
1 ft.
Side
A
a
Side
C
c
Side
B
b
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Surface Area of a Cube
Like the rectangular prism, a cube has six faces; each face is a congruent
square.
The surface area of a cube is the sum of its face areas, or Sa = (length ×
width) + (length × width) + (width × height) + (width × height) + (length ×
height) + (length × height). This formula simplifies into: Sa = 6e
2
, where e
is the measure of the edge of the cube, or length of one side.
Set 68
Choose the best answer.
323. A rectangular prism has
a. one set of congruent sides.
b. two pairs of congruent sides.
c. three pairs of congruent sides.
d. four pairs of congruent sides.
324. How many faces of a cube have equal areas?
a. two
b. three
c. four
d. six
3 feet × 3 feet × 3 feet
disassemble
3 feet
3 feet
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Set 69
Find the surface area.
325. Mark plays a joke on Tom. He removes the bottom from a box of
bookmarks. When Tom lifts the box, all the bookmarks fall out.
What is the surface area of the empty box Tom is holding if the
box measures 5.2 inches long by 17.6 inches high and 3.7 inches
deep?
326. Crafty Tara decides to make each of her friends a light box. To let
the light out, she removes a right triangle from each side of the
box such that the area of each face of the box is the same. What is
the remaining surface area of the box if each edge of the box
measures 3.3 feet and the area of each triangle measures 6.2
square feet?
327. Jimmy gives his father the measurements of a table he wants built.
If the drawing below represents that table, how much veneer does
Jimmy’s father need to buy in order to cover all the exterior
surfaces of his son’s table?
328. The 25th Annual Go-Cart Race is just around the corner, and
Dave still needs to build a platform for the winner. In honor of the
tradition’s longevity, Dave wants the platform to be special; so, he
will cover all the exposed surfaces of his platform in red velvet. If
the base step measures 15 feet by 7 feet by 1 foot, and each
1 foot
7 feet
15 feet
2 feet
2 feet
2 feet
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consecutive step is uniformly 1 foot from the edge of the last step,
how much exposed surface area must Dave cover?
329. Sarah cuts three identical blocks of wood and joins them end-to-
end. How much exposed surface area remains?
Set 70
Find each value of x using the figures and information below.
330. Surface Area = 304 square feet
x
2x
12x
Block
3
Block
1
B
l
o
c
k
2
8.3 in.
4.0 in.
1.7 in.
Sa Block
1
Х Sa Block
2
Х Sa Block
3
15 ft.
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331. Surface Area = 936 square meters
332. Surface Area = 720 square yards
cube
1
Х cube
2
3x
3x
3x
cube
2
cube
1
4x
4.5x
4x
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Answers
Set 68
323. c. When the faces of a rectangular prism are laid side-by-side, you
always have three pairs of congruent faces. That means every face
of the prism (and there are six faces) has one other face that shares
its shape, size, and area.
324. d. A cube, like a rectangular prism, has six faces. If you have a
small box nearby, pick it up and count its faces. It has six. In fact, if
it is a cube, it has six congruent faces.
Set 69
325. Surface area = 260.24 square inches. Begin by finding the whole
surface area: surface area = 2(lw + wh + lh). Sa = 2(17.6 in.(5.2 in.)
+ 5.2 in.(3.7 in.) + 17.6 in.(3.7 in.). Sa = 2(91.52 sq. in. + 19.24 sq.
in. + 65.12 sq. in.). Sa = 2(175.88 sq. in.). Sa = 351.76 sq. in. From
the total surface area, subtract the area of the missing face:
Remaining Sa = 351.76 sq. in. – 91.52 sq. in. Remaining Sa =
260.24 square inches.
326. Surface area = 28.14 square feet. You could use the formula to
determine the surface area of a rectangular prism to also determine
the surface area of a cube, or you could simplify the equation to 6
times the square of the length of one side: Sa = 6(3.3 ft.)
2
. Sa =
6(10.89 sq. ft.). Sa = 65.34 sq. ft. Tara removes six triangular
pieces, one from each face of the cube. It is given that each
triangular cutout removes 6.2 sq. feet from the total surface area. 6
× 6.2 sq. ft. = 37.2 sq. ft. To find the remaining surface area,
subtract the area removed from the surface area: 65.34 sq. ft. –
37.2 sq. ft. = 28.14 square feet.
327. Surface area = 318 square feet. These next few problems are
tricky: Carefully look at the diagram. Notice that the top of each
cubed leg is not an exposed surface area, nor is the space they
occupy under the large rectangular prism. Let’s find these surface
areas first. The top of each cubed leg equals the square of the
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length of the cube: (2 feet) = 4 sq. ft. There are four congruent
cubes, four congruent faces: 4 × 4 sq. ft. = 16 sq. ft. It is reasonable
to assume that where the cubes meet the rectangular prism, an
equal amount of area from the prism is also not exposed. Total area
concealed = 16 sq. ft + 16 sq. ft. = 32 sq. ft. Now find the total
surface area of the table’s individual parts.
Sa of one cube = 6(2 feet)
2
= 6(4 sq. ft.) = 24 sq. ft.
Sa of four congruent cubes = 4 × 24 sq. ft. = 96 sq. ft.
Sa of one rectangular prism = 2(15 ft.(7 ft.) + 7 ft.(1 foot) + 15
ft.(1 foot)) = 2(105 sq. ft. + 7 sq. ft. + 15 sq. ft.) = 2(127 sq. ft.) =
254 sq. ft.
Total Sa = 96 sq. ft. + 254 sq. ft. = 350 sq. ft.
Finally, subtract the concealed surface area from the total
surface area = 350 sq. ft. – 32 sq. ft = 318 sq. ft.
328. Surface area = 318 square feet. Like the question above, there
are concealed surface areas in this question. However, let’s only
solve exposed areas this time around. Find the surface area for the
base rectangular prism. Do not worry about any concealed parts;
imagine the top plane rising with each step. Sa of base rectangular
prism = 2(15 ft.(7 ft.) + 7 ft.(1 foot) + 15 ft.(1 foot)) = 2(105 sq. ft. +
7 sq. ft. + 15 sq. ft.) = 2 (127 sq. ft.) = 254 sq. ft. Of the next two
prisms, only their sides are considered exposed surfaces (the lip of
their top surfaces have already been accounted for). The new
formula removes the top and bottom planes: Sa of sides only = 2(lh
+ wh). Subtracting a foot from each side of the base prism, the
second prism measures 13 feet by 5 feet by 1 foot. The last prism
measures 11 feet by 3 feet by 1 foot. Plug the remaining two
prisms into the formula:
Sa of sides only = 2(13 ft.(1 foot)) + 5 ft(1 foot)) = 2(13 sq. ft. + 5
sq. ft) = 2(18 sq. ft.) = 36 sq. ft.
Sa of sides only = 2(11 ft.(1 foot) + 3 ft.(1 foot)) = 2(11 sq. ft. + 3
sq. ft.) = 2(14 sq. ft.) = 28 sq. ft.
Add all the exposed surface areas together: 254 sq. ft. + 36 sq. ft.
+ 28 sq. ft = 318 sq. ft.
329. Surface area = 297.5 sq. in. The three blocks are congruent; find
the surface area of one block and multiply it by three: Sa = 2(8.3
in.(4.0 in.) + 4.0 in. (1.7 in.) + 8.3 in.(1.7 in.) = 2(33.2 sq. in. + 6.8
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sq. in. + 14.11 sq. in.) = 2(54.11 sq. in.) = 108.22 sq. in. 108.22 sq.
in. × 3 = 324.66 sq. in. Look at the diagram: The ends of one block
are concealed, and they conceal an equal amount of space on the
other two blocks: 2 × 2(4.0 in.(1.7 in.) = 27.2 sq. in. Subtract the
concealed surface area from the total surface area: 324.66 sq. in. –
27.2 sq. in. = 297.46 sq. in.
Set 70
330. x = 2 feet. Plug the variables into the formula for the Sa of a
prism: 304 sq. ft. = 2(12x(2x) + 2x(x) + 12x(x)). 304 sq. ft. = 2(24 x
2
+ 2x
2
+ 12x
2
). 304 sq. ft. = 2(38x
2
). 304 sq. ft. = 76x
2
. 4 sq. ft. = x
2
.
2 feet = x.
331. x = 3 meters. Plug the variables into the formula for the Sa of a
prism: 936 square meters = 2(4.5x(4x) + 4x(4x) + 4.5x(4x)). 936 sq.
meters = 2(18x
2
+ 16x
2
+ 18x
2
). 936 sq. meters = 2(52x
2
). 936 sq.
meters = 104x
2
. 9 sq. meters = x
2
. 3 meters = x.
332. x = 2͙2ෆ yards. To find the area of one of the two congruent
cubes, divide 864 square yards by 2: ᎏ
864 s
2
q. yd.
ᎏ= 432 sq. yd. Plug the
measure of each edge into the formula Sa = 6 e
2
: 432 sq. yd. =
6(3x
2
). 432 sq. yd. = 6(9x
2
). 432 sq. yd. = 54x
2
. 8 sq. yd. = x
2
.
2͙2ෆ yards = x.
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Is the cup half empty or half full? In geometry, it is neither half empty,
nor half full; it is half the volume.
Volume is the space within a solid three-dimensional figure. Surface area
defines the outer planes of a three-dimensional object; everything within is
volume. Volume is what is inside the shapes you and I see.

= the V
surface area volume
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Volume of Prisms
and Pyramids
Types of Prisms
You met rectangular and cubic prisms in the last chapter, and you exclu-
sively used right prisms. The sides of a right prism perpendicularly meet
the base. The base is the polygon that defines the shape of the solid.
The sides of an oblique prism do not meet the base at a 90° angle.
Again, that base can be any polygon.
The most common oblique prism is the Pyramid.
Triangular
Pyramid
Square
Pyramid
Pentagonal
Pyramid
base base base
Right Triangular
Prism
Right Rectangular
Prism
Right Pentagonal
Prism
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The Volume of a Right Prism
The volume of a right prism = area of its base × height
The volume of a right rectangular prism = area of its base × height, or
length × width × height
The volume of a right cube = area of its base × height, or
length × width × height, or
(the measure of one edge)
3
Area
of Base
1
l
w
l
Area
of Base
1
h
e
i
g
h
t
w
l
Area
of Base
1
h
e
ig
h
t
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The Volume of a Pyramid
The volume of a pyramid = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ (area of its base × height)
It is a third of the volume of a right prism with the same base and height
measurements.
+ +
Volume
Right Prism
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
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Set 71
Choose the best answer.
333. Which figure below is a right prism?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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334. Which polygon defines the shape of the right prism below?
a. triangle
b. rectangle
c. square
d. pentagon
335. What is the name of a right 12-sided prism?
a. an octagonal prism
b. decagonal prism
c. dodecagon
d. tetradecagon
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336. Which figure below is a right hexagonal prism?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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337. Which choice describes a figure that has a third of the volume of
the figure below?
a. a right triangular prism with base sides that measure 2 in. and a
height that measures 2 in.
b. a cube with base sides that measure 2 in. and a height that
measures 2 in.
c. a triangular pyramid with base sides that measure 2 in. and a
height that measures 2 in.
d. a square pyramid with base sides that measure 2 in. and a height
that measures 2 in.
2 in.
2 in.
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338. Which figure below has a third of the volume of a 3 in. cube?
a.
b.
c.
d.
339. Which measurement uses the largest increment?
a. perimeter
b. area
c. surface area
d. volume
1 in.
3 in.
2 in.
1 in.
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Set 72
Find the volume of each solid.
340. Find the volume of a right heptagonal prism with base sides that
measure 13 cm, an apothem that measures 6 cm, and a height that
measures 2 cm.
341. Find the volume of a pyramid with four congruent base sides. The
length of each base side and the prism’s height measure 2.4 ft.
342. Find the volume of a pyramid with an eight-sided base that
measures 330 sq. in. and a height that measures 10 in.
Set 73
Find each unknown element using the information below.
343. Find the height of a right rectangular prism with a 295.2 cubic in.
volume and a base area that measures 72.0 sq. in.
344. Find the base area of a right nonagon prism with an 8,800 cubic ft.
volume and a height that measures 8.8 ft.
345. Find the measure of a triangular pyramid’s base side if its volume
measures 72͙3ෆ cubic meters and its height measures 6 meters.
The base of the pyramid forms an equilateral triangle.
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Set 74
Use the solid figure below to answer questions 346 through 348.
346. What is the perimeter of one face side?
347. What is the surface area?
348. What is the volume?
Set 75
Use the solid figure below to answer questions 349 through 351.
349. What is the width and length?
350. What is the height?
351. What is the surface area?
base
1
perimeter of base = 54 in.
volume = 810 in.
3
x
2x
l = 2.1 meters
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Set 71
333. d. Choice a is a hexagonal pyramid; none of its six sides
perpendicularly meets its base. The sides of choice b only
perpendicularly join one base side, and choice c is an oblique
quadrilateral; its base is facing away from you. Choice d is the
correct answer; it is a triangular right prism.
334. d. The solid in the figure has seven sides. Subtract two base sides,
and it has five sides, one for each edge of a pentagon. You will be
tempted to answer rectangle. Remember all right prisms have
rectangles. It is the polygon at the base of the rectangle that
defines the prism’s shape.
335. b. Do as you did above: subtract two base sides—the prism has ten
sides, one for each edge of a decagon.
336. b. A hexagonal prism must have a hexagon as one of its sides. A
right hexagonal prism has two hexagons. Choice a is a pentagonal
right prism; choice c is a decagonal right prism; and choice d is not
a prism at all.
337. c. If their base measurements are congruent, a pyramid’s volume is
a third of a prism’s volume. Choices a and b are eliminated because
they are not pyramids. Choice d is also eliminated because its base
polygon is not equivalent to the given base polygon, an equilateral
triangle.
338. c. Again, you are looking for a pyramid with the same base
measurements of the given cube. Twenty-seven choice a’s can fit
into the given cube; meanwhile, eighty-one choice d’s fit into that
same cube. Only three choice c’s fit into the given cube; it has one-
third the volume.
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339. d. Perimeter uses a single measurement like an inch to describe the
outline of a figure. Area and Surface area use square
measurements, an inch times an inch, to describe two-dimensional
space. Volume uses the largest measurement; it uses the cubic
measurement, an inch times an inch times an inch. Volume is
three-dimensional; its measurement must account for each
dimension.
Set 72
340. Volume = 546 cubic centimeters. The area of a seven-sided
figure equals one-half of its perimeter multiplied by its apothem:
perimeter of heptagonal base = 13 cm × 7 sides = 91 cm. Area of
heptagonal base = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ × 91 cm × 6 cm = 273 square cm. The volume of
a right prism is the area of the base multiplied by the prism’s
height: volume of prism = 243 square cm × 2 cm = 546 cubic cm.
341. Volume = 4.6 cubic feet. This is a square based pyramid; its
volume is a third of a cube’s volume with the same base
measurements, or ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ (area of its base × height). Plug its
measurements into the formula: ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ(2.4 ft.)
2
× 2.4 ft. Volume of
square pyramid = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ(5.76 sq. ft.) × 2.4 ft. = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ(13.824 cubic ft.) = 4.608
cubic ft.
342. Volume = 1,100 cubic inches. Unlike the example above, this
pyramid has an octagonal base. However, it is still a third of a right
octagonal prism with the same base measurements, or ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ (area of its
base × height). Conveniently, the area of the base has been given to
you: area of octagonal base = 330 square inches. Volume of octagonal
pyramid = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ(330 sq. in) × 10 in. = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ(3,300 cubic in.) = 1,100 cubic
in.
Set 73
343. Height = 4.1 inches. If the volume of a right rectangular prism
measures 295.2 cubic inches, and the area of one of its two
congruent bases measures 72.0 square inches, then its height
measures 4.1 inches: 295.2 cubic in. = 72.0 square in. × h.
4.1 in. = h.
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344. Area = 1,000 square feet. If the volume of a right nonagon prism
measures 8,800 cubic feet and its height is 8.8 feet, then the area of
one of its two congruent bases measures 1,000 square feet: 8,800
cubic ft. = B × 8.8 feet. 1,000 square ft = B.
345. Side = 12 meters. If the volume of a triangular pyramid is 72͙3 ෆ
cubic meters, work backwards to find the area of its triangular base
and then the length of a side of that base (remember, you are
working with regular polygons, so the base will be an equilateral
triangle). 72͙3ෆ cubic meters = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ area of base × 6 meters. 72͙3ෆ
cubic meters = a × 2 meters. 36͙3 ෆ square meters = a. Divide both
sides by 6͙3ෆ meters. 36͙3 ෆ square meters = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ side of base × 6͙3ෆ
meters. 6 meters = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏb. 12 meters = b.
Set 74
346. Perimeter = 8.4 meters. A cube has six congruent faces; each face
has four congruent sides. The perimeter of a single cube face is the
sum of the measure of each edge, or p = 4s. p = 4(2.1 meters). p =
8.4 meters.
347. Surface area = 26.5 square meters. The surface area of a cube is
the area of one face multiplied by the number of faces, or Sa = 6bh.
Sa = 6(2.1 meters)
2
. Sa = 6(4.41 square meters).
Sa = 26.46 square meters.
348. Volume = 9.3 cubic meters. The volume of a cube is its length
multiplied by its width multiplied by its height, or V = e
2
(e
represents one edge of a cube). V = 2.1 meters × 2.1 meters × 2.1
meters. V = 9.261 cubic meters.
Set 75
349. Length = 18 inches; width = 9 inches. Plug the given variables
and perimeter into the formula p = l + w + l + w. 54 in. = 2x + x +
2x + x. 54 in. = 6x. 9 inches = x.
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350. Height = 5 inches. Multiply the length and width above: 18 inches
× 9 inches = 162 square inches. This is the area of one base side.
Using the given volume and the area above, find the third
dimension of rectangular prism A: 810 cubic in. = 162 sq. in. × h. 5
inches = h.
351. Surface area = 594 square inches. The surface area of a prism is a
sum of areas, or Sa = 2(lw + wh + lh). Plug the measures you found
in the previous question into this formula. Sa = 2(18 in. × 9 in.) +
(9 in. × 5 in.) + (18 in. × 5 in.). Sa = 2(162 sq. in. + 45 sq. in. + 90
sq. in.). Sa = 2 (297 sq. in.). Sa = 594 square inches.
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Part A
It is said that circles have no beginnings and no ends; and yet as you start
this chapter, you have just come full circle. To properly review circles, we
start with a point.
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Working with Circles
and Circular Figures
Center Point, Radius, Central Angle
A center point is a stationary point at the “center” of a circle. All the points
that lie on the circle are equidistant from the center point.
A radius is a line segment that extends from the center of the circle and
meets exactly one point on the circle.
Circles with the same center point but different radii are concentric
circles.
A central angle is an angle formed by two radii.
Chords and Diameters
A chord is a line segment that joins two points on a circle.
A diameter is a chord that joins two points on a circle and passes through
the center point.
Note: A diameter is twice the length of a radius, and a radius is half the
length of a diameter.
A
B
C
D
O
d
i
a
m
e
t
e
r
OB and OD are each a radius
of O.
DB is a diameter
AC is a chord
OB Х OD
2 × mOB = mDB
D
C
A
B
radius
r
a
d
i
u
s

o
f




P
of
P
Points in relationship to
Circle ( P)
• B is an interior point
to P
• C is on P
• D is an exterior
to P
O
O
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Arcs
An arc is a set of consecutive points on a circle. Arcs can be measured by
their rotation and by their length.
A minor arc is an arc that measures less than 180°.
A semicircle is an arc that measures exactly 180°. The endpoints of a
semicircle are the endpoints of a diameter.
A major arc is an arc that measures greater than 180°.
Note: An arc formed by a central angle has the same rotation of that
angle.
A
B
C
D
O
33°
d
i
a
m
e
t
e
r
r
a
d
i
u
s
AB = 33°
mAB = 10.1 inches
AB is a minor arc
ABC is a semicircle
ABD is a major arc
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Other Lines and Circles
A tangent is a ray or line segment that intercepts a circle at exactly one
point. The angle formed by a radius and a tangent where it meets a circle
is a right angle.
Note: Two tangents from the same exterior point are congruent.
A secant is a ray or line segment that intercepts a circle at two points.
Congruent Arcs and Circles
Congruent circles have congruent radii and diameters. Congruent central
angles form congruent arcs in congruent circles.
Set 76
Choose the best answer.
352. Which points of a circle are on the same plane?
a. only the center point and points on the circle
b. points on the circle but no interior points
c. the center point, interior points, but no points on the circle
d. all the points in and on a circle
A
B
D
C R O RB Х RD
OB Х OD
secant
t
a
n
g
e
n
t
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353. In a circle, a radius
a. is the same length of a radius in a congruent circle.
b. extends outside the circle.
c. is twice the length of a diameter.
d. determines an arc.
354. Congruent circles
a. have the same center point.
b. have diameters of the same length.
c. have radii of the same length.
d. b and c
Use the figure below to answer question 355.
355. Which point(s) is an exterior point?
a. A, B, C
b. D, E, F, G
c. H
d. A, E, G, H
356. •A lies 12 inches from the center of ीP. If ीP has a 1-foot radius.
•A lies
a. inside the circle.
b. on the circle.
c. outside the circle.
d. between concentric circles.
A
B
C
D
E
ीP
F H
G
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357. A diameter is also
a. a radius.
b. an arc.
c. a chord.
d. a line.
358. Both tangents and radii
a. extend from the center of a circle.
b. are half a circle’s length.
c. meet a circle at exactly one point.
d. are straight angles.
359. From a stationary point, Billy throws four balls in four directions.
Where each ball lands determines the radius of another circle.
What do the four circles have in common?
a. a center point
b. a radius
c. a diameter
d. a tangent
360. From a stationary point, Kim aims two arrows at a bull’s-eye. The
first arrow nicks one point on the edge of the bull’s-eye; the other
strikes the center of the bull’s-eye. Kim knows the first arrow
traveled 100 miles. If the bull’s-eye is 200 miles wide, how far is
Kim from the center of the bull’s-eye?
a. 100 miles
b. 2͙100 ෆmiles
c. 1,000 miles
d. 100͙2ෆ miles
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Set 77
Use the figure below to answer question 361.
361. What is the value of x?
Use the figure below to answer question 362.
362. If the diameter of ीM is 2 inches, then what is the diameter of
ीP?
2 inches
Given
OM ഡ QO
PO ഡ QP
M
O
P
Q
C
B
A
4
3
F E
D
15
x
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Use the figure below to answer question 363.
363. Which circle is NOT congruent?
A
C
7
√74
D
2.5
√18.75
10
10√2
B
1
√24
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Use the figures below to answer question 364.
364. In which figure (L, N, P, O) is the set of arcs not congruent?
L. P.
B A
C
D
A
B
C
D
O. N.
A
B
A
D
C
B
AB Х CD
AB Х BA
AB Х CD
AB Х CD
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Use the figure below to answer questions 365 through 367.
365. What is the length of a radius in the circle?
366. What is the area of ΔDEF?
367. Is

DHG a major or minor arc?
Part B
When you measure the edge of a circle, where and when do you stop if
there isn’t a vertex? You could go in circles trying to figure it out. Fortu-
nately, you don’t have to. Greek mathematicians measured it for you and
called it pi. Actually, they named it the Greek letter pi, whose symbol looks
like a miniature Stonehenge (π). The value of π is approximately (≈) ᎏ
2
7
2
ᎏ,
or 3.14.
The Circumference of a Circle
The circumference of a circle is the circle’s version of perimeter. Circa
means around. Sailors circumnavigate the earth; they navigate their way
around the earth.
D
E
G F
H
25
20
200
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Circumference of a circle = π × diameter, or
π × 2 times the radius
The Measure of an Arc
Using the circumference of a circle, you can find the measure of an arc.
C = π14 inches
D
A
B
C
7
30°
30°
360°
1
12
=
AD is ¹ of 14π inches, or
π inches ,
A
C
B
7
in
.
2 × mAB = mAC
C = π2r
C = π2 × 7 inches
C = 14π inches
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Area of a Circle
Area of a circle in square units = π × radius
2
Set 78
Choose the best answer.
368. What is the circumference of the figure below?
a. 57π inches
b. 114π inches
c. 26.5π inches
d. ͙57π ෆinches
A
57″
O
A = πr
2
A = π(7 inches)
2
A = 49π square inches
A
C
B
7
in
.
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369. What is the area of the figure below?
a. 51.5π square feet
b. 103π square feet
c. 206π square feet
d. 10,609π square feet
370. What is the radius of the figure below?
a. 8 centimeters
b. 16 centimeters
c. 32 centimeters
d. 64 centimeters
371. The area of a square is 484 square feet. What is the maximum area
of a circle inscribed in the square?
a. 11π square feet
b. 22π square feet
c. 484π square feet
d. 122π square feet
O
T
perimeter of = 64π centimeters O
M
N
O
2
0
6
fe
e
t
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372. If the circumference of a circle is 192π feet, then the length of the
circle’s radius is
a. 16͙6ෆ feet.
b. 96 feet.
c. 192 feet.
d. 384 feet.
373. If the area of a circle is 289π square feet, then the length of the
circle’s radius is
a. 17 feet.
b. 34 feet.
c. 144.5 feet.
d. 289 feet.
374. What is the area of a circle inscribed in a dodecagon with an
apothem 13 meters long?
a. 26π meters
b. 156π meters
c. 42.2π meters
d. 169π meters
Use the figure below to answer questions 375 through 376.
C = 64π feet
O
B
A
C
D
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375.

BD is a quarter of the circumference of ीC. If the total
circumference of ीC is 64π feet, then what is the length of

BD?
a. 16π feet
b. 32π feet
c. 48π feet
d. 90π feet
376. What is the central angle that intercepts

BD?
a. an acute angle
b. a right angle
c. an obtuse angle
d. a straight angle
Use the figure below to answer question 377.
377. What is the area of the shaded figure?
a. 144 square feet – 12π square feet
b. 12 square feet – 144π square feet
c. 144 square feet
d. 144 square feet – 24π square feet + 12π square feet
12 feet
6 feet
6 feet
A
D
B
C
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Set 79
Use the figure below to answer questions 378 through 379.
378. What is the area of the shaded figure?
a. 56.25π square feet
b. 112.5π square feet
c. 225π square feet
d. 337.4π square feet
379. What is the ratio of the area of ीM and the area of ीK?
a. 1:8
b. 1:4
c. 1:2
d. 1:1
Use the figure below to answer questions 380 through 381.
380. If mAB

= 60 and mOB
៮៮
= 75, what is the measure of OA
៮៮
?
C
B
A
O
K
L 15H
M 15H
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381. If central angle AOC measures 60°, what is the area of the shaded
figure?
Use the figure below to answer questions 382 through 383.
382. If each side of a cube has an identical semicircle carved into it,
what is the total carved area of the cube?
383. What is the remaining surface area of the cube?
Using the figure below answer questions 384 through 387.
384. Find the shaded area of the figure.
385. Find the length of

AB.
386. Find the length of

CD.
387. Are

AB and

CD the same length?
A
C
D B
7.0 in.
45°
O
7.0 in.
4 in.
4 in.
4

i
n
.
2.5 in.
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Set 80
Use the figure below to answer questions 388 through 389.
388. What is the area of trapezoid ABDE?
389. What is the shaded area?
Part C
When a balloon deflates or a basketball goes flat, the spherical object loses
a part of its volume made of air. Unlike a prism, a sphere does not have a
set of straight sides that you can measure. Its volume and surface area must
be deduced.
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
4 feet
6 feet
4√2 feet
AB Х BF Х FD Х DE
height of ΔBCD = 6 ft.
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The Surface Area of a Cylinder (A Right Prism
with Circular Bases)
Surface Area of a cylinder the sum of the area of its sides, or
in squared units
=
2πr
2
+ 2πrh
The Volume of a Cylinder
Volume of a cylinder in cubic units = area of its base × height, or π(r
2
)h
The Volume of a Cone
Volume of a cone in cubic units = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ the area of its base × height,
or ᎏ
1
3
ᎏπ(r
2
)h
The Surface Area of a Sphere
A sphere is a set of points equidistant from one central point. Imagine a cir-
cle; rotate that circle in every direction around a stationary center point.
You have created the shape of a sphere and witnessed that no matter what
slice of the sphere you take, if it is cut through the center point, it is a circle.
Surface area of a sphere in square units = 4πr
2
The Volume of a Sphere
Volume of a sphere in cubic units = ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπr
3
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Set 81
Use the figure below to answer questions 390 through 392.
390. If the volume of the cylinder P is 432π cubic feet, what is the
length of x?
391. What is the surface area of cylinder P?
392. What is the total volume of the solid?
12 ft.
P
12 ft.
x
x
x
x
Volume of cylinder P = 432π cubic ft.
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Set 82
Use the figure below to answer questions 393 through 395.
393. If the volume of a candy wrapper Q is ᎏ
1
6
ᎏπ cubic inches, what is the
length of x?
394. If the conical ends of candy wrapper Q have ᎏ
9
1
6
ᎏπ cubic inch
volumes each, what is the length of y?
395. What is the surface area of the candy inside the wrapper?
Set 83
Solve each question using the information in each word problem.
396. Tracy and Jarret try to share an ice cream cone, but Tracy wants
half of the scoop of ice cream on top while Jarret wants the ice
cream inside the cone. Assuming the half scoop of ice cream on
top is a perfect sphere, who will have more ice cream? The cone
and scoop both have radii 1 inch long; the cone is 3 inches high.
397. Dillon fills the cylindrical coffee grind containers each day. One
bag has 32π cubic inches of grinds. How many cylindrical
containers can Dillon fill with two bags of grinds if each cylinder is
4 inches wide and 4 inches high?
x
y
inch
Q
Volume Q = , π cubic inches
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398. Before dinner, Jen measures the circumference and length of her
roast. It measures 12π round and 4 inches long. After cooking, the
roast is half its volume but just as long. What is the new
circumference of the roast?
399. Mike owns many compact discs (CDs), that he has to organize. If
his CD holder is 5 inches wide by 4.5 inches high by 10 inches
long and his CDs measure 4 inches wide by an eighth of an inch
long, how many CDs fit back-to-back in Mike’s CD case?
400. Munine is trying to carry her new 24-inch tall cylindrical speakers
through her front door. Unfortunately, they do not fit upright
through the width of the doorway. If each speaker is 2,400π cubic
inches, what is the maximum width of her doorway.
401. Tory knows that the space in a local cathedral dome is 13,122π
cubic feet. Using her knowledge of geometry, what does Tory
calculate the height of the dome to be?
Set 84
402. In art class, Billy adheres 32 identical half spheres to canvas. What
is their total surface area, not including the flat side adhered to the
canvas, if the radius of one sphere is 8 centimeters?
403. Joe carves a perfect 3.0-meter wide sphere inside a right prism. If
the volume of the prism is 250.0 cubic meters, how much material
did he remove? How much material remains?
404. Theoretically, how many spherical shaped candies should fit into a
cylindrical jar if the diameter of each candy is 0.50 inch, and the jar
is 4.50 inches wide and 6 inches long?
405. A sphere with a 2-foot radius rests inside a cube with edges 4.5 feet
long. What is the volume of the space between the sphere and the
cube assuming pi ≈ 3.14?
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Set 85
Use Puppet Dan to answer questions 406 through 414.
406. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s hat if it measures 6 inches
wide by 6 inches high?
407. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s head if it measures 6 inches
wide?
408. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s arms if one segment measures
2 inches wide by 4 inches long?
2 inches
4 inches
6 inches
6 inches
1 inch
2 inches
2 inches
2 inches
2 inches
3 inches
3 inches
6 inches
5 inches
6 inches
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409. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s hands if each one measures
2 inches wide?
410. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s body if it measures 6 inches
wide and 6 inches long? Each end of the cylinder measures 6
inches wide.
411. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s legs if each segment measures
2 inches wide by 5 inches long?
412. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s feet if each foot measures
2 inches × 2 inches × 1 inch?
413. What is puppet Dan’s total volume?
414. Puppet Dan is made out of foam. If foam weighs 3 ounces per
cubic inch, how much does the total of puppet Dan’s parts weigh?
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Answers
Set 76
352. d. All the points of a circle are on the same plane; that includes the
points on a circle (points on the circumference), the center point,
interior points, and exterior points (unless otherwise stated).
353. a. A circle is a set of points equidistant from a center point.
Congruent circles have points that lie the same distance from two
different center points. Consequently, the radii (the line segments
that connect the center point to the points on a circle) of
congruent circles are congruent. Choices b and c are incorrect
because they describe secants. Choice d describes a chord.
354. d. Congruent circles have congruent radii; if their radii are
congruent, then their diameters are also congruent. Choice a
describes concentric circles, not congruent circles.
355. c. An exterior point is a point that lies outside a circle. Choice a
represents a set of interior points. Choice b represents a set of
points on ीP; and choice d is a mix of points in, on, and outside
of ीP.
356. b. 12 inches is a foot, so •A lies on ीP. If the distance from •A to
the center point measured less than the radius, then •A would rest
inside ीP. If the distance from •A to the center point measured
greater than the radius, then •A would rest outside of ीP.
357. c. A diameter is a special chord; it is a line segment that bridges a
circle and passes through the center point.
358. c. As a tangent skims by a circle, it intercepts a point on that circle.
A radius spans the distance between the center point of a circle and
a point on the circle; like a tangent, a radius meets exactly one
point on a circle.
359. a. Billy acts as the central fixed point of each of these four circles,
and circles with a common center point are concentric.
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360. d. A bull’s-eye is a circle; the flight path of each arrow is a line.
The first arrow is a tangent that also forms the leg of a right
triangle. The path of the second arrow forms the hypotenuse. Use
the Pythagorean theorem to find the distance between Kim and
the center of the bull’s-eye: 100 miles
2
+ 100 miles
2
= c
2
. 10,000 sq.
miles + 10,000 sq. miles = c
2
. 20,000 sq. miles = c
2
. 100͙2 ෆ = c.
Set 77
361. x = 16. Tangent lines drawn from a single exterior point are
congruent to each of their points of interception with the circle;
therefore, x is the sum of lengths AF

and EF

where AF

is
congruent to AB

, and EF

is congruent to ED
៮៮
. AB

is 4, and DE
៮៮
is
the difference of CE
៮៮
and CD
៮៮
, or 12; x is 4 plus 12, or 16.
362. Diameter ीP = 0.5. The diameter of ीO is half the diamter of
ीM. The diameter of ीO is 1 in. The diameter of ीP is half the
diameter of ीO. The diameter of ीP is 0.5 inches.
363. ीB. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of each
circle’s radius:
ीA: 7
2
+ b
2
= ͙74
2
ෆ. 49 + b
2
= 74. b
2
= 25. b = 5. Radius = 5.
ीB: 1
2
+ ͙24
2
ෆ= c
2
. 1 + 24 = c
2
. 25 = c
2
. 5 = c. Radius = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(5) = 2.5.
ीC: 10
2
+ b
2
= 10͙2
2
ෆ. 100 + b
2
= 200. b
2
= 100. b = 10.
Radius = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(10) = 5.
ीD: 2.5
2
+ ͙18.75
2
ෆ= c
2
. 6.25 + 18.75 = c
2
. 25 = c
2
. 5 = c.
Radius = 5.
Only ीB is not congruent to ीA, ीC, and ीD.
364. ीO. Parallel lines form congruent arcs. Two diameters form
congruent arcs. Parallel tangent lines form congruent semi-
circles. Secants extending from a fixed exterior point form
non-congruent arcs.
365. Radius = 15. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of
DF
៮៮
: a
2
+ 20
2
= 25
2
.
a
2
+ 400 = 625. a
2
= 225. a = 15.
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366. Area = 150 square inches. The length of ED
៮៮
is the height of
ΔDEF. To find the area of ΔDEF, plug the measures of the radius
and the height into ᎏ
1
2
ᎏbh: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(15 in. × 20 in.) = 150 square inches.
367.

DHG is a major arc.
Set 78
368. b. The perimeter of a circle is twice the radius times pi: (2 × 57
inches)π.
369. d. The area of a circle is the radius squared times pi: π(103 feet)
2
.
370. c. If the perimeter of a circle is 64π centimeters, then the radius of
that circle is half of 64, or 32 centimeters.
371. c. If the area of a square is 484 square feet, then the sides of the
square must measure 22 feet each. The diameter of an inscribed
circle has the same length as one side of the square. The maximum
area of an inscribed circle is π(11 feet)
2
, or 121π square feet.
372. b. The circumference of a circle is pi times twice the radius. 192
feet is twice the length of the radius; therefore half of 192 feet, or
96 feet, is the actual length of the radius.
373. a. The area of a circle is pi times the square of its radius. If 289 feet
is the square of the circle’s radius, then 17 feet is the length of its
radius. Choice c is not the answer because 144.5 is half of 289, not
the square root of 289.
374. d. If the apothem of a dodecagon is 13 meters, then the radii of an
inscribed circle are also 13 meters. The area of the circle is π(13
meters)
2
, or 169π square meters.
375. a. The length of arc BD is a quarter of the circumference of ीC,
or 16π feet.
376. b. A quarter of 360° is 90°; it is a right angle.
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377. c. This question is much simpler than it seems. The half circles
that cap square ABCD form the same area as the circular void in
the center. Find the area of square ABCD, and that is your answer.
12 feet × 12 feet = 144 feet. Choice a and d are the same answer.
Choice b is a negative area and is incorrect.
Set 79
378. b. The radii of ीL and ीM are half the radius of ीK. Their areas
equal π(7.5 feet)
2
, or 56.25π square feet each. The area of ीK is
π(15
2
), or 225π square feet. Subtract the areas of circles L and M
from the area of ीK: 225π sq. ft. – 112.5π sq. ft. = 112.5π square
feet.
379. b. Though ीM has half the radius of ीK, it has a fourth of the
area of ीK. 56.25π square feet: 225.0π square feet, or 1:4.
380. Radius = 45 feet. Use the Pythagorean theorem: a
2
+ 60
2
= 75
2
.
a
2
+ 3,600 = 5,625. a
2
= 2,025. a = 45 feet.
381. The area of AO is π(45 feet)
2
, or 2,025π square feet. If central
angle AOC measures 60°, then the area inside the central angle is

1
6
ᎏ the total area of ीO, or 337.5π square feet. The area of ΔABO is

1
2
ᎏ(45 feet × 60 feet), or 1,350 square feet. Subtract the area inside
the central angle from the area of the triangle: shaded area = 1,350
square feet – 337.5π square feet.
382. The area of one semicircle is ᎏ
1
2
ᎏπ(r
2
): A = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏπ(2.5 in.
2
). A ≈ 3.125π
square inches. Multiply the area of one semicircle by 6: 6 × 3.125π
square inches ≈ 18.75π square inches.
383. The surface area of a cube is 6(4 inches
2
), or 96 square inches.
Subtract the area of six semicircles from the surface area of the
cube: remaining surface area = 96 square inches – 18.75π
square inches.
384. Area = 18.4π square inches.

CD is part of a concentric circle
outside ीO. Its area is π(14 inches)
2
, or 196π square inches. A 45°
slice of that area is one-eighth the total area, or 24.5π square
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inches. This is still not the answer. The area of ीO is π(7 inches)
2
,
or 49π square inches. Again, a 45° slice of that area is one-eighth
the total area, or 6.1π square inches. Subtract the smaller wedge
from the larger wedge, and the shaded area is 18.4π square inches.
385. 1.8π inches. The circumference of ीO is 14π inches. A 45° slice
of that circumference is one-eighth the circumference, or 1.8π
inches.
386. 3.5π inches. The circumference of concentric ीO is 28π inches.
An eighth of that circumference is 3.5π inches.
387. No.

AB and

CD may have the same rotation, but they do not
have the same length.
Set 80
388. Area = 48 square feet. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find AG
៮៮
.
(4͙2ෆ ft.)
2
= (4 ft.)
2
+ b
2
. 32 sq. ft. = 16 sq. ft. + b
2
. b = 4 ft. If AG
៮៮
equals 4 feet, then AF

and EF

equal 8 feet, and AE
៮៮
equals 16 feet.
The area of a trapezoid is half its height times the sum of its bases:

1
2
ᎏ(4 ft.)(8 ft. + 16 ft.) = 2(24) = 48 square feet.
389. Area ≈ 14.88 square feet. The shaded area is the difference of
ΔBCD’s area and the area between chord BD and arc BD. The
height of ΔBCD is 6 feet. Its area is ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(6 ft. × 8 ft.) = 24 sq. ft. The
area of

BD is tricky. It is the area of the circle contained within
∠BFD minus the area of inscribed ΔBFD. Central angle BFD is a
right angle; it is a quarter of a circle’s rotation and a quarter of its
area. The circle’s radius is 4͙2ෆ feet. The area of circle F is
π(4͙2ෆ ft.)
2
, or 32π square feet. A quarter of that area is 8π square
feet. The area of ΔBFD is ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(4͙2ෆ ft. × 4͙2ෆ ft.) = 16 sq. ft. Subtract
16 square feet from 8π square feet, then subtract that answer from
24 square feet and your answer is approximately 14.88 square feet.
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Set 81
390. x = 6 feet. The radius of cylinder P is represented by x ; it is the
only missing variable in the volume formula. Plug in and solve:
432π cubic ft. = (πx
2
)12 ft. 36 sq. ft. = x
2
. 6 feet = x.
391. Surface area = 216π square feet. The surface area of a cylinder is
2πr
2
+ 2πrh: Plug the variables in and solve: Sa = 2π(6 ft)
2
+ 2π(6 ft.
× 12 ft.). 72π sq. ft.+ 144π sq. ft. = 216π sq. ft.
392. Total volume = 864π cubic feet. This problem is easier than you
think. Each cone has exactly the same volume. The three cones
together equal the volume of the cylinder. Multiply the volume of
the cylinder by 2, and you have the combined volume of all three
cones and the cylinder.
Set 82
393. x = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ inch. The volume of a sphere is ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπr
3
, where x is the value of
r. Plug the variables in and solve: ᎏ
1
6
ᎏπ cubic in. = ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπx
3
. ᎏ
1
8
ᎏ cubic in. =
x
3
. ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ inch = x.
394. y = ᎏ
1
4
ᎏ inch. The volume of a cone is ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ πr
2
h, where y is the value of
r. Plug in the variables and solve: ᎏ
9
1
6
ᎏπ cubic in. = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏπy
2

1
2
ᎏ in. ᎏ
9
1
6
ᎏπ
cubic in. = ᎏ
1
6
ᎏπy
2
. ᎏ
1
1
6
ᎏπ sq. in. = y
2
. ᎏ
1
4
ᎏ inch = y.
395. Surface area = 1.0π square inch. The candy inside the wrapper is
a perfect sphere. Its surface area is 4πr
2
. Plug the variables in and
solve: Sa = 4π(0.5 inch)
2
. Sa = 1.0π square inch.
Set 83
396. Jarret. The volume of a half sphere is ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπr
3
). Tracy’s half scoop is
then ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπ × 1 inch
3
), or ᎏ
2
3
ᎏπ cubic inches. The volume of a cone is

1
3
ᎏπr
2
h. The ice cream in the cone is ᎏ
1
3
ᎏπ(1 inch
2
× 3 inches), or π
cubic inches. Jarret has ᎏ
1
3
ᎏπ cubic inches more ice cream than Tracy.
397. 4 containers. The volume of each container is π(2 in.)
2
(4 in.), or
16π cubic inches. One bag fills the volume of two containers. Two
bags will fill the volume of four containers.
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398. Circumference = 6͙2ෆ π inches. This is a multi step problem.
Find the radius of the roast: 2πr = 12π inches. r = 6 inches. The
volume of the roast is π(6 in.)
2
(4 in.), or 144π cubic inches. After
cooking, the roast is half is original volume, or 72π cubic inches.
Its new radius is 72π cubic inches = πr
2
× 4 inches. r = 3͙2ෆ inches.
The new circumference of the roast is 2πr, or 6͙2ෆ π inches.
399. 80 discs. This problem is not as hard as it might seem. A 4-inch-
wide disc’s diameter is 4 inches. Its circumference is 4π inches; it
will fit snugly in a box with a 5 by 4.5 face. To find how many CDs
will sit back-to-back in this container, divide the length of the
container by the thickness of each disc: = 80 discs.
400. Less than 20 inches. The radius of a single speaker is π(r
2
× 24
inches) = 2,400π cubic inches. r
2
= 100 square inches. r = 10
inches. The width of each speaker is twice the radius, or 20 inches.
Munine’s door is less than 20 inches wide!
401. 27 feet. Half the volume of a sphere is ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπr
3
), or ᎏ
2
3
ᎏπr
3
. If the
volume is 13,122π cubic feet, then the radius is 27 feet. The height
of the dome is equal to the radius of the dome; therefore the
height is also 27 feet.
Set 84
402. 4,096π square centimeters. Surface area of a whole sphere is
4πr
2
. The surface area of half a sphere is 2πr
2
. Each sphere’s
surface area is 2π(8 centimeters
2
), or 128π square centimeters.
Now, multiply the surface area of one half sphere by 32 because
there are 32 halves: 32 × 128π square centimeters = 4,096π square
centimeters.
403. Approximately 235.9 cubic meters. Joe removed the same
amount of material as volume in the sphere, or ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπ(1.5 meters)
3
,
which simplifies to 4.5π cubic meters. The remaining volume is
250 cubic meters – 4.5π cubic meters, or approximately 235.9
cubic meters.
10 inches
ᎏᎏᎏ
0.125 inches per disc
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404. 1,518 candies. The volume of each candy is ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπ(0.25 inches)
3
, or
0.02π cubic inches. The volume of the jar is π(2.25 inches
2
× 6)
inches, or 30.375π cubic inches. Divide the volume of the jar by
the volume of a candy ( ), and 1,518 candies can
theoretically fit into the given jar (not including the space between
candies).
405. Remaining volume ≈ 57.6 ft. First, find the volume of the cube,
which is (4.5 feet)
3
, or approximately 91.1 cubic feet. The volume
of the sphere within is only ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπ(2 feet)
3
, or approximately 33.5
cubic feet. Subtract the volume of the sphere from the volume of
the cube. The remaining volume is approximately 57.6 cubic feet.
Set 85
406. Volume of a cone =

1
3

πr
2
h. V = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏπ(3 in.)
2
(6 in.). V = 18π cubic
inches.
407. Volume of a sphere = ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπr
3
. V = ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπ(3 in.)
3
. V = 36π cubic inches.
408. Volume of a cylinder = πr
2
h. V = π(1 in.
2
× 4 in.) V = 4π cubic
inches. There are four arm segments, so four times the volume =
16π cubic inches.
409. Volume of a sphere =

4
3

πr
3
. V = ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπ(1 in.
3
). V =

4
3

π cubic inches.
There are two handballs, so two times the volume =

8
3

π cubic inches.
30.375π cubic inches
ᎏᎏᎏ
0.02π cubic inches
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410. The body is the sum of two congruent half spheres, which is really
one sphere, and a cylinder. Volume of a sphere = ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπr
3
. V = ᎏ
4
3
ᎏπ(3 in.)
3
.
V = 36π cubic inches. Volume of a cylinder = πr
2
h. V = π(3 in.)
2
(6 in.);
V = 54π cubic inches. Total volume = 90π cubic inches.
411. Volume of a cylinder = πr
2
h. V = π(1 in.
2
× 5 in.) V = 5π cubic
inches. There are four leg segments, so four times the volume =
20π cubic inches.
412. Each foot is a rectangular prism. Volume of a prism = length × width
× height. V = 2 in. × 2 in. × 1 in. V = 4 cubic inches. There are two
feet, so two times the volume = 8 cubic inches.
413. The sum of the volumes of its parts equals a total volume. 18π
cubic inches + 36π cubic inches + 16π cubic inches +

8
3

π cubic
inches + 90π cubic inches + 20π cubic inches ≈ 182.6π cubic inches
+ 8 cubic inches. If π ≈ 3.14, then V ≈ 581.36 cubic inches.
414. Multiply: ᎏ
1
3
cu
o
b
u
i
n
c
c
in
es
ch
ᎏ× 581.36 cubic inches = 1,744.08 ounces.
Puppet Dan is surprisingly light for all his volume!
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Geometry is about the relationships of objects in space. A point is a
location in space; a line is a series of locations in space; a plane is an expanse
of locations in space. Seem familiar? It all should; it is Chapter 1 revisited.
But if space is infinitely long and wide, how do you locate something that
doesn’t take up space? To locate points in space, graph a grid by drawing
horizontal and vertical lines.
5
4
3
2
1
1 2 3 4 5 −5 −4 −3 −2 −1
−1
−2
−3
−4
−5
origin
x-axis
y-axis
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Coordinate
Geometry
A point’s position left or right of the origin is its x-coordinate; a point’s
position up or down from the x-axis is its y-coordinate. Every point has a
coordinate pair: (spaces left or right of the y-axis, spaces above or below the
x-axis).
Plotting a Point on a Coordinate Plane
To plot a point from the origin, look at the coordinate pair. Using the first
coordinate, count the number of spaces indicated right (x > 0) or left (x <
0) of the origin. Using the second coordinate, count the number of spaces
indicated up (y > 0) or down (y < 0) of the x-axis.
The Length of a Line
On a grid, every diagonal line segment has length; it is the hypotenuse of
an imaginary right triangle. Its length is the square root of the sum of the
square length of each leg. (It is the Pythagorean theorem revisited.)
Quadrant II Quadrant I
Quadrant IV Quadrant III
(−3,2)
(3,1)
(2,−3)
(−5,−2)
y
x
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a = x – x
b = y – y
c = d (the distance between two points)
c
2
= a
2
+ b
2
(Pythagorean Theorem)
d
2
= (x – x)
2
+ (y – y)
2
Set 86
Choose the best answer.
415. The origin is
a. where the x-axis begins.
b. where the y-axis begins.
c. where the x-axis intersects the y-axis.
d. not a location.
(−2 − (+4))
(2 − (−2))
Distance = √Δx
2
+ Δy
2
D = √(−2 − 4)
2
+ (2 − −2)
2
D = √(−6)
2
+ (4)
2
D = √36 + 16
D = √52 = 2√13
Pythagorean theorem
a
2
+ b
2
+ c
2
√a
2
+ b
2
= c
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416. •A (–3,–2) lies in quadrant
a. I.
b. II.
c. III.
d. IV.
417. •M (–109,.3) lies in quadrant
a. I.
b. II.
c. III.
d. IV.
418. •Q (.01,100) lies in quadrant
a. I.
b. II.
c. III.
d. IV.
419. •R is 3 spaces right and one space above •P (–1,–2). •R lies in
quadrant
a. I.
b. II.
c. III.
d. IV.
420. •B is 40 spaces left and .02 spaces above •A (20,.18). •B lies in
quadrant
a. I.
b. II.
c. III.
d. IV.
421. •O is 15 spaces right and 15 spaces below •N (–15,0). •O lies on
a. x-axis.
b. y-axis.
c. z-axis.
d. the origin.
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422. On a coordinate plane, y = 0 is
a. the x-axis.
b. the y-axis.
c. a solid line.
d. finitely long.
423. A baseball field is divided into quadrants. The pitcher is the point
of origin. The second baseman and the hitter lie on the y-axis; the
first baseman and the third baseman lie on the x-axis. If the hitter
bats a ball into the far left field, the ball lies in quadrant
a. I.
b. II.
c. III.
d. IV.
424. •A (12,3), •B (0,3) and •C (–12,3) are
a. noncoplanar.
b. collinear.
c. noncollinear.
d. a line.
425. •G (14,–2), •H (–1,15) and •I (3,0)
a. determine a plane.
b. are collinear.
c. are noncoplanar.
d. are a line.
426. The distance between •J (4,–5) and •K (–2,0) is
a. ͙11 ෆ.
b. ͙29 ෆ.
c. ͙61 ෆ.
d. ͙22 ෆ.
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Set 87
State the coordinate pair for each point.
427. •A
428. •B
429. •C
430. •D
x
y
C
A
B
D
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Set 88
Plot each point on the same coordinate plane. Remember to label
each point appropriately.
431. From the origin, plot •M (4,5).
432. From the origin, plot •N (12,–1).
433. From the origin, plot •O (–3,–6).
434. From •M, plot •P (0,1).
435. From •N, plot •Q (–4,0).
436. From •O, plot •R (–7,–3).
x
y
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Set 89
Find the distance between each given pair of points.
437. •A (0,4) and •B (0,32)
438. •C (–1,–2) and •D (4,–1)
439. •E (–3,3) and •F (7,3)
440. •G (17,0) and •H (–3,0)
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Answers
Set 86
415. c. The origin, whose coordinate pair is (0,0), is in fact a location. It
is where the x-axis meets the y-axis. It is not the beginning of
either axis because both axes extend infinitely in opposite
directions, which means they have no beginning and no end.
416. c. Both coordinates are negative: count three spaces left of the
origin; then count two spaces down from the x-axis. •A is in
quadrant III.
417. b. You do not need to actually count 109 spaces left of the origin to
know that •M lies left of the y-axis. Nor do you need to count
three tenths of a space to know that •M lies above the x-axis.
Points left of the y-axis and above the x-axis are in quadrant II.
418. a. Again, you do not need to count one-hundredth of a space right
of the origin or a hundred spaces up from the x-axis to find in which
quadrant •Q lies. To know which quadrant •Q lies in, you only need
to know that •Q is right of the y-axis and above the x-axis. Points
right of the y-axis and above the x-axis lie in quadrant I.
419. d. To find a new coordinate pair, add like coordinates: 3 + (–1) = 2.
1 + (–2) = –1. This new coordinate pair is •R (2,–1); •R lies in
quadrant IV.
420. b. To find a new coordinate pair, add like coordinates: (–40) + 20 =
–20. .02 + .18 = .20. This new coordinate pair is •B (–20,.20); •B
lies in quadrant II.
421. b. To find a new coordinate pair, add like coordinates: 15 + (–15) =
0. (–15) + 0 = –15. This new coordinate pair is (0,–15); any point
whose x-coordinate is zero.
422. a. The y-coordinate of every point on the x-axis is zero.
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423. b. Draw a baseball field—its exact shape is irrelevant; only the
alignment of the players matter. They form the axis of the
coordinate plane. The ball passes the pitcher and veers left of the
second baseman; it is in the second quadrant.
424. b. •A, •B, and •C are collinear; they could be connected to make a
horizontal line, but they are not a line. Choice a is incorrect
because all points on a coordinate plane are coplanar.
425. a. Three noncollinear points determine a plane. Choices b and d
are incorrect because •G, •H, and •I do not lie on a common line,
nor can they be connected to form a straight line. Caution: Do not
assume points are noncollinear because they do not share a
common x or y coordinate. To be certain, plot the points on a
coordinate plane and try to connect them with one straight line.
426. c. First, find the difference between like coordinates: x – x and
y – y: 4 – (–2) = 6. –5 – 0 = –5. Square both differences: 6
2
= 36.
(−5)
2
= 25. Remember a negative number multiplied by a negative
number is a positive number. Add the squared differences together,
and take the square root of their sum: 36 + 25 = 61. d = ͙61 ෆ. If you
chose choice a, then your mistake began after you squared –5; the
square of a negative number is positive. If you chose choice b, then
your mistake began when subtracting the x-coordinates; two
negatives make a positive. If you chose d, then you didn’t square
your differences; you doubled your differences.
Set 87
427. •A (1,6). To locate •A from the origin, count one space right of the
origin and six spaces up.
428. •B (–4,2.5). To locate •B from the origin, count four spaces left of
the origin and two and a half spaces up.
429. •C (7,0). To locate •C from the origin, count seven spaces right of
the origin and no spaces up or down. This point lies on the x-axis.
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430. •D (0,–3). To locate •D from the origin, count no spaces left or
right, but count 3 spaces down from the origin. This point lies on
the y-axis, and x equals zero.
Set 88
For questions 431–436. see the graph below.
Set 89
437. Distance = 28. d
2
= (0 – 0)
2
+ (4 – 32)
2
. d
2
= 0
2
+ (–28)
2
. d
2
= 784.
d = 28. Because these two points form a vertical line, you could just
count the number of spaces along the line’s length to find the
distance between •A and •B.
438. Distance = 26. d
2
= (–1 – 4)
2
+ (–2 – (–1))
2
. d
2
= (–5)
2
+ (–1)
2
.
d
2
= 25 + 1. d = ͙26 ෆ.
439. Distance = 10. d
2
= (–3 –7)
2
+ (3 – 3)
2
. d
2
= (–10)
2
+ 0
2
. d
2
= 100.
d = 10. Again, because these two points form a horizontal line, you
P (4,6)
M (4,5)
Q (8,−1)
O (-3,−6)
R (-10,−9)
N (12,−1)
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could just count the number of spaces along the line’s length to
find the distance between •E and •F.
440. Distance = 20. d
2
= (17 – (–3))
2
+ (0 – 0)
2
. d
2
= (20)
2
+ 0
2
. d
2
= 400.
d = 20. Because these two points also form a horizontal line, you
could just count the spaces along the line’s length to find the
distance between •G and •H.
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The SLOPE of a line is the measure of its incline.
A horizontal line has zero slope. As incline increases, slope increases
until the line is vertical; the slope of a vertical line is undefined, also called
no slope. Think of slope as the effort to climb a hill. A horizontal surface
is zero effort; a steep hill takes a lot of effort, and a vertical surface cannot
be climbed without equipment.
+ −
increasing
incline
increasing
incline
zero slope zero slope
no slope
18
The Slope of a Line
Finding Slope
Slope is represented by a ratio of height to length (the legs of a right tri-
angle), or rise to run. It is written as ᎏ
Δ
Δ
X
Y
ᎏ, where ΔY is the change in vertical
distance, and ΔX is the change in horizontal distance.
Note: Positive and negative slopes indicate direction of an incline. A pos-
itive slope rises from left to right. A negative slope descends from left to
right, or rises from right to left.
Slope in a Line Equation
Every line on a coordinate plane has a line equation. Most of those line
equations have two variables, x and y. You can substitute the coordinate val-
ues for every point on that line into the equation and still satisfy the equa-
tion. When a line equation is written as y = mx + b, the slope of the line is
the value of m.
The Slopes of Perpendicular and Parallel Lines
Parallel lines have the same slope. Perpendicular lines have negative
reciprocal slopes. If a slope is ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ, a perpendicular slope is –2.
x-axis
y-axis
B
A
D
C
Slope A is negative
Slope B is positive
Slope C is positive
Slope D is negative
Δx
Δx
Δx
Δx
Δy Δy
Δy
Δy
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Set 90
Choose the best answer.
441. Pam and Sam are climbing different hills with the same incline. If
each hill were graphed, they would have the same
a. equation.
b. slope.
c. length.
d. coordinates.
442. In American homes, a standard stair rises 7″ for every 9″. The
slope of a standard staircase is
a. ᎏ
7
9
ᎏ.
b. ᎏ
2
7
ᎏ.
c. ᎏ
1
9
6
ᎏ.
d. ᎏ
9
7
ᎏ.
443. Which equation is a line perpendicular to y = –ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + 4?
a. ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + 4
b. y = 2x + 8
c. y = –2x + 8
d. y = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + 8
444. Bethany’s ramp to her office lobby rises 3 feet for every 36 feet.
The incline is
a. ᎏ
3
1
6
fo
fe
o
e
t
t
ᎏ.
b. ᎏ
1
1
2
fo
fe
o
e
t
t
ᎏ.
c. ᎏ
1
1
2
fo
fe
o
e
t
t
ᎏ.
d. ᎏ
3
3
6
f
f
e
e
e
e
t
t
ᎏ.
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445. Which equation is a line parallel to y = –ᎏ
1
1
4
5
ᎏx + 7?
a. y = ᎏ
1
1
4
5
ᎏx + 12
b. y = ᎏ
1
1
5
4
ᎏx + 7
c. y = ᎏ

1
1
5
4
ᎏx + 12
d. y = ᎏ
1
1
5
4
ᎏx + 12
446. The y-axis has
a. zero slope.
b. undefined slope.
c. positive slope.
d. negative slope.
Set 91
State the slope for each of the following diagrams.
447.
(0,0)
(10,2)
(−2,−6)
y-axis
x-axis
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448.
(1,10)
(−1,0)
y-axis
x-axis
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449.
(−3,0)
(0,−5)
y-axis
x-axis
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450.
Set 92
Draw each line on one coordinate plane.
451. •M (0,6) lies on line l, which has a –ᎏ
5
2
ᎏ slope. Draw line l.
452. •Q (–3,–4) lies on line m, which has a 3 slope. Draw line m.
453. •S (9,–2) lies on line n, which has a ᎏ
1
0
.
.
0
5
ᎏ slope. Draw line n.
(11,5)
(−7,5)
y-axis
x-axis
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Set 93
Use distance and slope formulas to prove the validity of questions 454
through 456.
454. Show that the figure with vertices A (2,–5), B (6,–1), and C (6,–5) is
a right triangle.
455. Show that the figure with vertices A (–8,3), B (–6,5), C (4,5), and
D (2, 3) is a parallelogram.
456. Show that the figure with vertices A (–5,–5), B (–5,–1), C (–1,–1),
and D (–1,–7) is a trapezoid.
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Answers
Set 90
441. b. If two lines have the same incline, they rise the same amount
over the same distance; the relationship of rise over distance is
slope.
442. a. If every step rises 7″ for every 9″, then the relationship of rise
over distance is ᎏ
7
9
ᎏ.
443. b. In the slope-intercept formula, the constant preceding the
variable x is the line’s slope. Since perpendicular lines have slopes
that are negative reciprocals, a line perpendicular to y = –ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + 4
must have a ᎏ
2
1
ᎏ slope.
444. c. If the ramp rises 3 feet for every 36 feet, then the relationship of
rise over distance is ᎏ
3
3
6
fo
fe
o
e
t
t
ᎏ. The simplified ratio is ᎏ
1
1
2
fo
fe
o
e
t
t
ᎏ.
445. c. Parallel lines have the same rise over distance ratio, or slope.
That means in slope-intercept equations, the constant before the
x-variable will be the same. In this case, –ᎏ
1
1
4
5
ᎏ must precede x in both
equations. Choices b and d are perpendicular line equations
because their slopes are negative reciprocals of the given slope.
Choice a is an entirely different line.
446. b. The y-axis is a vertical line; its slope is ᎏ
1
0
ᎏ or undefined (some-
times referred to as “no slope”). The x-axis is an example of a
horizontal line; horizontal lines have zero slope. Positive slopes are
non-vertical lines that rise from left to right; negative slopes are
non-vertical lines that descend from left to right.
Set 91
447. ᎏ
2
3
ᎏ. Subtract like coordinates: –2 – 10 = –12. –6 – 2 = –8. Place the
vertical change in distance over the horizontal change in distance:



1
8
2
ᎏ. Then reduce the top and bottom of the fraction by 4. The
final slope is ᎏ
2
3
ᎏ.
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448. 5. Subtract like coordinates: –1 – 1 = –2. 0 – 10 = –10. Place the
vertical change in distance over the horizontal change in distance:
– ᎏ
1
–2
0
ᎏ. Then reduce the top and bottom of the fraction by 2. The
final slope is 5.
449. – ᎏ
5
3
ᎏ. Subtract like coordinates: –3 – 0 = –3. 0 – (–5) = 5. Place the
vertical change in distance over the horizontal change in distance:


5
3
ᎏ. The slope is –ᎏ
5
3
ᎏ.
450. 0 (zero slope). Horizontal lines have zero slope (ᎏ
–1
0
8
ᎏ = 0).
Set 92
For questions 451–453, see the graph below.
m
M
Q
S
n
x axis
y axis
l
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Set 93
454. You could draw the figure, or you could find the slope between
each line. The slope of AB

is ᎏ
(–5
(2


(–
6
1
)
))
ᎏϭ

Ϫ
Ϫ
4
4

ϭ 1. The slope of BC
៮៮
is ᎏ
(–1
(6


(–
6
5
)
))
ᎏϭ

4
0

. The slope of CA
៮៮
is ᎏ
(–5
(6


(–
2
5
)
))
ᎏ, or ᎏ
0
4
ᎏ. BC
៮៮
is vertical
because its slope is undefined; CA
៮៮
is horizontal because its slope
equals zero. Horizontal and vertical lines meet perpendicularly;
therefore ΔABC is a right triangle.
455. Again, you could draw figure ABCD in a coordinate plane and
visually confirm that it is a parallelogram, or you could find the
slope and distance between each point. The slope of AB

is

(–
(
8
3


(–
5
6
)
))
ᎏ, or ᎏ
2
2
ᎏ. The distance between •A and •B is ͙(Ϫ2)
2
ෆ+ (Ϫ2) ෆ
2
ෆ,
or 2͙2 ෆ. The slope of BC
៮៮
is ᎏ
(
(

5
6


5
4
)
)
ᎏ, or ᎏ
–1
0
0
ᎏ. The distance between •B
and •C is the difference of the x coordinates, or 10. The slope of CD
៮៮
is ᎏ
(
(
5
4


3
2
)
)
ᎏ, or ᎏ
2
2
ᎏ. The distance between •C and •D is ͙2
2
+ 2
2
ෆ, or 2͙2ෆ.
The slope of line DA
៮៮
is ᎏ
(
(

3
8


3
2
)
)
ᎏ, or

Ϫ
0
10

. The distance between •D
and •A is the difference of the x-coordinates, or 10. From the
calculations above you know that opposite AB

and CD
៮៮
have the
same slope and length, which means they are parallel and con-
gruent. Also opposite lines BC
៮៮
and DA
៮៮
have the same zero slope
and lengths; again, they are parallel and congruent; therefore
figure ABCD is a parallelogram because opposite sides AB

/CD
៮៮
and
BC
៮៮
/DA
៮៮
are parallel and congruent.
456. You must prove that only one pair of opposite sides in figure
ABCD is parallel and noncongruent. Slope AB is ᎏ

0
4
ᎏ; its length is
the difference of y coordinates, or 4. Slope BC
៮៮
is ᎏ

0
4
ᎏ; its length is
the difference of x coordinates, or 4. Slope of CD
៮៮
is ᎏ
6
0
ᎏ; its length is
the difference of y coordinates, or 6. Finally, slope of DA
៮៮
is (ᎏ

2
1
ᎏ); its
length is ͙4
2
+ (– ෆ2
2
) ෆ, or 2͙5 ෆ. Opposite sides AB

and CD
៮៮
have the
same slope but measure different lengths; therefore they are
parallel and noncongruent. Figure ABCD is a trapezoid.
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The standard linear line equation is ax + by = c. It has no exponents
greater than one and at least one variable (x or y).
19
The Equation
of a Line
Points on a Line
Every point on a line will satisfy the line’s equation. To find whether a point
satisfies the equation, plug it in. To find points along a line, use a single vari-
able. Plug it in and solve for the unknown coordinate. Using a chart to
monitor your progress will help you.
x y
1 1
−1
−1 −3
0
−2x + 1y = −1
−2(1) + 1y = −1
−2 + y = −1
+2 +2
y = 1
−2(0) + 1y = −1
0 + y = −1
y = −1
−2(−1) + 1y = −1
+2 + y = −1
−2 −2
y = −3
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The Slope-Intercept Equation
A special arrangement of the linear equation looks like y = mx + b. m rep-
resents the line’s slope. b represents the y coordinate where the line crosses
the y-axis.
Set 94
Choose the best answer.
457. In the linear equation y = –4x + 5, the y-intercept is
a. (5,0).
b. (–4,0).
c. (0,–4).
d. (0,5).
rise
rise
run
run
slope =
2
2
=
y axis
(0,−2) y intercept
x axis
y = 1x − 2
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458. The slope of linear equation y = ᎏ
2
3
ᎏx– 1 is
a. 2.
b. ᎏ
2
3
ᎏ.
c. ᎏ
3
2
ᎏ.
d. 3.
459. What is the value of b if (–2,3) satisfies the equation y = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + b.
a. –2
b. –1
c. 3
d. 4
460. What is the value of y if (1, y) satisfies the equation y = –ᎏ
1
5
2
ᎏx + ᎏ
2
5
ᎏ.
a. 1
b. –2
c. –3
d. –1
461. Convert the linear equation 4x – 2y = 4 into a slope-intercept
equation.
a. y = 2x – 2
b. y = –2x + 2
c. x = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏy – 2
d. x = –ᎏ
1
2
ᎏy + 2
462. •A (–4,0), •B (0,3), and •C (8,9) satisfy which equation?
a. y = ᎏ
4
3
ᎏx + 3
b. y = ᎏ
3
4
ᎏx + 0
c. y = ᎏ
3
4
ᎏx + 3
d. y = ᎏ
6
8
ᎏx + 9
463. Find the missing y value if •A, •B, and •C are collinear: •A (–3,–1),
•B (0, y), and •C (3,–9).
a. 1
b. –1
c. –3
d. –5
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464. Which line perpendicularly meets line 1x + 2y = 4 on the y-axis?
a. y = –ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + 2
b. y = 2x + 2
c. y = –2x – 2
d. y = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx – 2
465. A (0, –2) satisfies which equation that parallels ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + ᎏ
1
4
ᎏy = ᎏ
1
8
ᎏ?
a. y = 2x + ᎏ
1
2

b. y = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + ᎏ
1
2

c. y = –2x – 2
d. y = –2x + ᎏ
1
2

Set 95
A point of interception is a point in space shared by two or more lines. At
a point of interception, line equations are equal.
For each set of equations below, find the point of interception.
466. y = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + 4
y = –4x + 1
467. y = –ᎏ
6
5
ᎏx – ᎏ
1
2

y = 1x + 1
468. ᎏ
1
2
ᎏy = 2x + 6
y = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – ᎏ
1
3

469. y = 10x – 2
y + 3 = ᎏ
4
5
ᎏx
470. 1x + 2y = 4

5
2
ᎏx – y = ᎏ
1
2

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Set 96
Use the line equations below to answer questions 471 through 474.
x = 0
y = 0
y = x –3.
471. What are the vertices of ΔABC?
472. What is the special name for ΔABC?
473. What is the perimeter of ΔABC?
474. What is the area of ΔABC?
Set 97
Use the line equations below to answer questions 475 through 479.
y = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 3
y = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 1
y = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 1
y = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 3
475. What are the vertices of quadrilateral ABCD?
476. Show that quadrilateral ABCD is a parallelogram.
477. Show that diagonals AC
៮៮
and BD
៮៮
perpendicular.
478. What special parallelogram is quadrilateral ABCD?
479. What is the area of quadrilateral ABCD?
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Answers
Set 94
457. d. When a line intercepts the y-axis, its x value is always zero.
Immediately, choices a and b are eliminated. In the slope-y
intercept equation, the number without a variable beside it is the y
value of the y intercept coordinate pair. Choice c is eliminated
because –4 is actually the line’s slope value.
458. b. In the slope-y intercept equation, the number preceding the x
variable is the line’s slope. In this case that number is the entire
fraction ᎏ
2
3
ᎏ.
459. d. Plug the value of x and y into the equation and solve: 3 = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(−2) +
b. 3 = (–1) + b. 4 = b.
460. b. Plug the value of x into the equation and solve: y = –ᎏ
1
5
2
ᎏ(1) + ᎏ
2
5
ᎏ · y
= –ᎏ
1
5
2
ᎏ + ᎏ
2
5
ᎏ · y = –ᎏ
1
5
0
ᎏ · y = –2.
461. a. To convert a standard linear equation into a slope- intercept
equation, single out the y variable. Subtract 4x from both sides:
–2y = –4x + 4. Divide both sides by –2: y = 2x – 2. Choices c and d
are incorrect because they single out the x variable. Choice b is
incorrect because after both sides of the equation are divided by
–2, the signs were not reversed on the right hand side.
462. c. Find the slope between any two of the given points: ᎏ
(–
(0
4


3
0
)
)
ᎏ= ᎏ

–3
4
ᎏ,
or ᎏ
3
4
ᎏ. •B is the y intercept. Plug the slope and y value of •B into the
formula y = mx + b. y = ᎏ
3
4
ᎏx + 3.
463. d. The unknown y value is also the intercept value of a line that
connects all three points. First, find the slope between •A and •C:
–3 – 3 = –6. –1 – (–9) = 8.

-
8
6

, or

-
3
4

represents the slope. From
•A, count right three spaces and down four spaces. You are at point
(0,–5). From this point, count right three spaces and down four
spaces. You are at point (3,–9). Point (0,–5) is on the line
connecting •A and •C; –5 is your unknown value.
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464. b. First, convert the standard linear equation into a slope-y
intercept equation. Isolate the y variable: 2y = –1x + 4. Divide both
sides by 2: y = –ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + 2. A line that perpendicularly intercepts this
line on the y-axis has a negative reciprocal slope but has the same y
intercept value: y = 2x + 2.
465. c. First, convert the standard linear equation into a slope-intercept
equation. Isolate the y variable: ᎏ
1
4
ᎏy = –ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + ᎏ
1
8
ᎏ. Multiply both sides
by 4: y = –2x + ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ. A parallel line will have the same slope as the
given equation; however the y intercept will be different:
y = –2x – 2.
466. (–ᎏ
2
3
ᎏ,ᎏ
1
3
1
ᎏ). Line up equations and solve for x: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + 4 = –4x + 1. ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx +
4x = –3. ᎏ
9
2
ᎏx = –3. x = –ᎏ
2
3
ᎏ. Insert the value of x into one equation and
solve for y: y = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(–ᎏ
2
3
ᎏ) + 4. y = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ + 4. y = ᎏ
1
3
1
ᎏ. To check your answer,
plug the x and y value into the second equation. ᎏ
1
3
1
ᎏ = –4(–ᎏ
2
3
ᎏ) + 1.

1
3
1
ᎏ = ᎏ
8
3
ᎏ + ᎏ
3
3
ᎏ. ᎏ
1
3
1
ᎏ = ᎏ
1
3
1
ᎏ. If opposite sides of the equal sign are the
same, then your solution is correct.
467. (–ᎏ
1
2
5
2
ᎏ,ᎏ
2
7
2
ᎏ). Line up equations and solve for x: –ᎏ
6
5
ᎏx – ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ = 1x + 1.
-

6
5

x – 1x = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ + 1. –ᎏ
1
5
1
ᎏx = ᎏ
3
2
ᎏ. x = –ᎏ
1
2
5
2
ᎏ. Insert the value of x into one
equation and solve: y = –ᎏ
1
2
5
2
ᎏ + 1. y = ᎏ
2
7
2
ᎏ.
468. (–ᎏ
3
1
7
3
ᎏ,ᎏ
1
8
3
ᎏ). First, rearrange the first equation so that only the
variable y is on one side of the equal sign. y = ᎏ
2
1
ᎏ(2x + 6). y = 4x +
12. Line up equations and solve for x: 4x + 12 = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ. 4x + ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx =
–12 – ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ. ᎏ
1
3
3
ᎏx = –ᎏ
3
3
7
ᎏ. x = –ᎏ
3
1
7
3
ᎏ. Insert the value of x into one equation
and solve for y: ᎏ
1
2
ᎏy = 2(–ᎏ
3
1
7
3
ᎏ) + 6. ᎏ
1
2
ᎏy = –ᎏ
7
1
4
3
ᎏ + ᎏ
7
1
8
3
ᎏ. ᎏ
1
2
ᎏy = ᎏ
1
4
3
ᎏ. y = ᎏ
1
8
3
ᎏ.
469. (–ᎏ
4
5
6
ᎏ,–ᎏ
7
2
1
3
ᎏ). First, rearrange the second equation so that only the
variable y is on one side of the equal sign: y = ᎏ
4
5
ᎏx – 3. Line up
equations and solve for x: ᎏ
4
5
ᎏx – 3 = 10x – 2. ᎏ
4
5
ᎏx – 10x = 3 – 2.
–ᎏ
4
5
6
ᎏx = 1. x = –ᎏ
4
5
6
ᎏ. Insert the value of x into one equation and solve
for y: y = 10(–ᎏ
4
5
6
ᎏ) – 2. y = –ᎏ
5
4
0
6
ᎏ – ᎏ
9
4
2
6
ᎏ. y = –ᎏ
1
4
4
6
2
ᎏ. y = –ᎏ
7
2
1
3
ᎏ.
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470. (ᎏ
5
6
ᎏ,ᎏ
1
1
9
2
ᎏ). First, rearrange both equations to read, “y equals”: 2y = 4 –
x. y = 2 – ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx; –y = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ – ᎏ
5
2
ᎏx. y = –ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ + ᎏ
5
2
ᎏx. Line up equations and
solve for x: 2 – ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx = –ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ + ᎏ
5
2
ᎏx. 2 + ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ = ᎏ
1
2
ᎏx + ᎏ
5
2
ᎏx. ᎏ
5
2
ᎏ = ᎏ
6
2
ᎏx. ᎏ
5
6
ᎏ = x. Insert
the value of x into one equation and solve: ᎏ
5
6
ᎏ + 2y = 4. 2y = ᎏ
2
6
4
ᎏ – ᎏ
5
6
ᎏ.
2y = ᎏ
1
6
9
ᎏ. y = ᎏ
1
1
9
2
ᎏ.
Set 95
471. •A (0,0), •B (3,0), and •C (0,-3). Usually, in pairs, you would
solve for each point of interception; however, x = 0 (the y-axis) and
y = 0 (the x-axis) meet at the origin; therefore the origin is the first
point of interception. One at a time, plug x = 0 and y = 0 into the
equation y = x – 3 to find the two other points of interception: y = 0
– 3. y = –3; and 0 = x – 3. –3 = x. The vertices of ΔABC are A (0, 0),
B (3,0), and C (0,–3).
472. ΔABC is an isosceles right triangle. AB

has zero slope; CA
៮៮
has
no slope, or undefined slope. They are perpendicular, and they
both measure 3 lengths. ΔABC is an isosceles right triangle.
473. Perimeter = 6 units + 3͙2 ෆ units. AB

and CA
៮៮
are three units
long. Using the Pythagorean theorem or the distance formula, find
the length of BC
៮៮
. d = ͙3
2
+ 3
2
ෆ. d = ͙18 ෆ. d = 3͙2 ෆ. The
perimeter of ΔABC is the sum of the lengths of its sides: 3 + 3 +
3͙2ෆ = 6 + 3͙2 ෆ.
474. Area = 4.5 square units. The area of ΔABC is ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ its height times
its length, or ᎏ
1
2
ᎏ(3 × 3). a = 4.5 square units.
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Set 96
475. In pairs, find each point of interception:
•A (–3,–2). –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 3 = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 1. –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx = 3 – 1. –ᎏ
2
3
ᎏx = 2. x = –3;
y = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ(–3) – 3. y = 1 – 3. y = –2.
•B (0,–1). ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 1 = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 1. ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx + ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx = 1 – 1. ᎏ
2
3
ᎏx = 0. x = 0;
y = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ (0) – 1. y = –1.
•C (3,–2). –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 1 = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 3. – ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx = 1 – 3. –ᎏ
2
3
ᎏx = –2. x = 3;
y = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ (3) – 1. y = –1 – 1. y = –2.
•D (0,–3). ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 3 = –ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx – 3. ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx + ᎏ
1
3
ᎏx = 3 – 3. ᎏ
2
3
ᎏx = 0. x = 0;
y = ᎏ
1
3
ᎏ (0) – 3. y = –3.
476. In slope-intercept form, the slope is the constant preceding x. You
can very quickly determine that AB

and CD
៮៮
, and BC
៮៮
, and DA
៮៮
have
the same slopes. The length of each line segment is:
mAB = ͙10 ෆ. d = ͙(–3 – 0 ෆ)
2
+ (– ෆ2 – –1 ෆ)
2
ෆ. d = ͙9 + 1 ෆ. d = ͙10 ෆ.
mBC = ͙10 ෆ. d = ͙(0 – 3) ෆ
2
+ (–1 ෆ– –2)
2
ෆ. d = ͙9 + 1 ෆ. d = ͙10 ෆ.
mCD = ͙10 ෆ. d = ͙(3 – 0) ෆ
2
+ (–2 ෆ– –3)
2
ෆ. d = ͙9 + 1 ෆ. d = ͙10 ෆ.
mDA = ͙10 ෆ. d = ͙(0 – –3 ෆ)
2
+ (– ෆ3 – –2 ෆ)
2
ෆ. d = ͙9 + 1 ෆ. d = ͙10 ෆ.
477. The slope of a line is the change in y over the change in x. The
slope of AC
៮៮
is ᎏ
–2
–3


(–
3
2)
ᎏ, or ᎏ

0
6
ᎏ. The slope of BD
៮៮
is ᎏ
–1
0


(–
0
3)
ᎏ, or ᎏ
2
0
ᎏ.
Lines with zero slopes and no slopes are perpendicular; therefore
diagonals AC
៮៮
and BD
៮៮
are perpendicular.
478. Rhombus. Quadrilateral ABCD is a rhombus because opposite
sides are parallel, all four sides are congruent, and diagonals are
perpendicular.
479. Area = 12 square units. The area of a rhombus is its base times its
height or half the product of its diagonals. In this case, half the
product of its diagonals is the easiest to find because the diagonals
are vertical and horizontal lines. AC
៮៮
is 6 units long while BD
៮៮
is 2
units long:

1
2

(6 units)(2 units) = 6 units.
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Geometry provides the foundation for trigonometry. Look at the
triangles on the next page. They are right similar triangles: their cor-
responding angles are congruent and their corresponding sides are in
proportion to each other.
20
Trigonometry Basics
Create a ratio using any two sides of just the first triangle. Compare that
ratio to another ratio using the corresponding sides of the triangle next of
it. They are equal. Compare these two ratios to the next similar triangle. All
three are equal, and they always will be.
A
5
B
4
C
3
J
10
K
8
L
6
R
20
S
16
T
12
3
4
4
5
3
5
6
8
8
10
6
10
:
:
:
:
:
:
12
16, or
16
20, or
12
20, etc.
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261
Unlike the Pythagorean theorem, trigonometric ratios do not call the
legs of a right triangle a or b. Instead, they are called adjacent or opposite
to an angle in the right triangle.
Each combination of sides has a special name:
Sine ∠ = ᎏ
o
h
p
y
p
p
o
o
s
t
i
e
t
n
e
u
le
se
g
ᎏ, or Sin ∠ = ᎏ
h
o

Cosine ∠ = ᎏ
a
h
d
y
j
p
a
o
ce
te
n
n
t
u
le
se
g
ᎏ, or Cos ∠ = ᎏ
h
a

Tangent ∠ = ᎏ
o
ad
p
j
p
a
o
c
s
e
i
n
te
t l
l
e
e
g
g
ᎏ, or Tan ∠ = ᎏ
o
a

(If you can remember this phrase, then you will remember
the order of each ratio:
“O Heck, Another Hour Of Algebra”)
Using a Trigonometric Table
Trigonometric ratios for all acute angles are commonly listed in tables. Sci-
entific calculators also have functions for the trigonometric ratios. Consult
A
B
o
h
a
h
o
a
BO
AB
AO
AB
BO
AO
=
=
=
A
B O O
opposite ∠B
opposite ∠A
adjacent ∠A
adjacent ∠B
Sin ∠A
Cos ∠A
Tan ∠A
o
h
a
h
o
a
AO
AB
BO
AB
AO
BO
=
=
=
Sin ∠B
Cos ∠B
Tan ∠B
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your calculator handbook to make sure you have your calculator in the
degree, and not the radian setting. Part of a trigonometric table is given
below.
Angle Sin Cos Tan
16° 0.276 0.961 0.287
17° 0.292 0.956 0.306
18° 0.309 0.951 0.325
19° 0.326 0.946 0.344
20° 0.342 0.940 0.364
21° 0.358 0.934 0.384
22° 0.375 0.927 0.404
23° 0.391 0.921 0.424
24° 0.407 0.914 0.445
25° 0.423 0.906 0.466
26° 0.438 0.899 0.488
27° 0.454 0.891 0.510
28° 0.470 0.883 0.532
29° 0.485 0.875 0.554
30° 0.500 0.866 0.577
31° 0.515 0.857 0.601
32° 0.530 0.848 0.625
33° 0.545 0.839 0.649
34° 0.559 0.829 0.675
35° 0.574 0.819 0.700
36° 0.588 0.809 0.727
37° 0.602 0.799 0.754
38° 0.616 0.788 0.781
39° 0.629 0.777 0.810
40° 0.643 0.766 0.839
41° 0.656 0.755 0.869
42° 0.669 0.743 0.900
43° 0.682 0.731 0.933
44° 0.695 0.719 0.966
45° 0.707 0.707 1.000
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Example: Find each value.
a. cos 44°
b. tan 42°
Solution:
a. cos 44° = 0.719
b. tan 42° = 0.900
Example: Find m∠A.
a. sin A = 0.656
b. cos A = 0.731
Solution:
a. m∠A = 41°
b. m∠A = 43°
Angles and Their Trigonometric Ratio
A trigonometric ratio can determine either of a triangle’s acute angles. First,
choose the trigonometric function that addresses the angle you are looking
for and uses the sides given.
In ΔABC, AB

is 5 inches and BC
៮៮
is 10 inches. Vertex A is a right angle.
What is the rotation of ∠B?
Cos B = ᎏ
hy
a
p
d
o
ja
t
c
e
e
n
n
u
t
se

Cos B = ᎏ
1
5
0

Divide the ratio into its decimal equivalent; then find the decimal equiv-
alent on the trigonometric chart under the trigonometric function you used
(sin, cos, or tan).
Cos B = 0.500
m∠B = 60
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How to Find a Side Using a Trigonometric
Ratio and Angle
If one side and an angle are given in a right triangle and a second side is
unknown, determine the relationship of both sides to the given angle. Select
the appropriate trigonometric function and find its decimal value on the
chart. Then solve.
In ΔABC, BC
៮៮
is 20 inches and ∠B is 30°. ∠A is a right angle. Find the
length of side CA.
Sin 30 = ᎏ
hy
o
p
p
o
p
t
o
e
s
n
it
u
e
se

Sin 30 = ᎏ
C
20
A

0.500 = ᎏ
C
20
A

10 = CA
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Set 98
Choose the best answer. Trigonometric ratios are rounded to the
nearest thousandth.
480. Sin A = ᎏ
1
1
2
6
ᎏ for which of the following triangles?
a.
b.
c.
d.
A
B C
16
12
A
B C
16 12
A
B C
16
12
A
B C
16
12
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481. Tan A = ᎏ
1
1
3
2
ᎏ for which of the following triangles?
a.
b.
c.
d.
A
B C
13
12
A
B C
13
12
A
B C
13
12
A
B C
13 12
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482. Cos B =

1
3
3
3

for which of the following triangles?
a.
b.
c.
d.
483. Which trigonometric function can equal or be greater than 1.000?
a. Sine
b. Cosine
c. Tangent
d. none of the above
A
B C
33
13
A
B C
13 33
A
B C
33
13
A
B C
33
13
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1
3
3
3

484. A plane ascends at a 40° angle. When it reaches an altitude of one
hundred feet, how much ground distance has it covered? To solve,
use the trigonometric chart. Round the answer to the nearest
tenth.
a. 64.3 feet
b. 76.6 feet
c. 80.1 feet
d. 119.2 feet
485. A 20 ft. beam leans against a wall. The beam reaches the wall
13.9 ft. above the ground. What is the measure of the angle
formed by the beam and the ground?
a. 44°
b. 35°
c. 55°
d. 46°
486. Which set of angles has the same trigonometric ratio?
a. Sin 45 and tan 45
b. Sin 30 and cos 60
c. Cos 30 and tan 45
d. Tan 60 and sin 45
487. What is the sum of trigonometric ratios Sin 54 and Cos 36?
a. 0.809
b. 1.618
c. 1.000
d. 1.536
488. What is the sum of trigonometric ratios Sin 33 and Sin 57?
a. 0.545
b. 1.000
c. 1.090
d. 1.384
489. What is the sum of trigonometric ratios Cos 16 and Cos 74?
a. 0.276
b. 0.961
c. 1.237
d. 1.922
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490. In ΔABC, vertex C is a right angle. Which trigonometric ratio has
the same trigonometric value as Sin A?
a. Sin B
b. Cosine A
c. Cosine B
d. Tan A
491. In ΔABC, Tan ∠A = ᎏ
3
4
ᎏ. The hypotenuse of ΔABC is
a. 3.
b. 4.
c. 5.
d. 9.
492. In ΔABC, Sin ∠B = ᎏ
1
1
4
7
ᎏ. The hypotenuse of ΔABC is
a. 14.
b. 17.
c. ͙485 ෆ.
d. 0.824.
493. In ΔABC, Cos ∠C is ᎏ
2
3
2
6
ᎏ. The hypotenuse is
a. 22.
b. 36.
c. 0.611.
d. 2͙445 ෆ.
Set 99
Circle whether each answer is True or False.
494. If Sin ∠A = 358, them m∠A = 21˚.
True or False
495. The sum of the sine of an angle and the cosine of its complement
is always greater than 1.000. True or False
496. The trigonometric ratio of sin 45, cos 45, and tan 45 are equal.
True or False
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Set 100
Use the figure below to answer questions 497 through 500. Trigono-
metric ratios are rounded to the nearest thousandth.
497. What is the length of x?
498. What is the length of y?
499. What is m∠A?
500. What is the sum of Sin A and Sin G?
Set 101
Use the figure below to answer question 501. Trigonometric ratios
are rounded to the nearest thousandth.
501. What is the value of x?
A
C B
2x
40°
20°
5
A
B
C
27°
40°
x
y
D
H
E
F
G
12
8
4
a
Given:
EB = x
270
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Answers
Set 98
480. a. The trigonometric ratio sine is the length of the side opposite an
angle over the length of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the
right angle).
481. b. The trigonometric ratio tangent is the length of the side
opposite an angle over the length of the side adjacent to the angle.
482. d. The trigonometric ratio cosine is the length of the side adjacent
to an angle over the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle).
483. c. The trigonometric ratios sine and cosine never equal or exceed
1.000 because the hypotenuse, the longest side of a right triangle,
is always their denominator. The trigonometric ratio Tangent can
equal and exceed the value 1.000 because the hypotenuse is never
its denominator.
484. d. The question seeks the length of a leg adjacent to ∠40. Your
only option is the trigonometric ratio tan. The trigonometric value
of tan 40 is 0.839: 0.839 = ᎏ
100
a
feet
ᎏ. a = 119.2 feet.
485. a. The problem provides the lengths of two legs and an unknown
angle. You could solve for a hypotenuse using the Pythagorean
theorem, and then use sine or cosine. But the least amount of work
uses what the question provides. Only the trigonometric ratio sin
uses the lengths of two legs. Divide 13.9 by 20 and match the
answer on the chart.
486. b. Observe the ratios formed by a 30-60-90 triangle: Sin A is
opposite over hypotenuse. Cos B is adjacent over hypotenuse.
What is opposite ∠A is adjacent to ∠B. The ratio is exactly the
same. The sin and cosine of opposite or complementary angles are
equal (example: sin 21 and cos 69, sin 52 and cos 38).
487. b. The value of sin 54 is the same as cos 36 because they are the
sine/cosine of complementary angles. 2 times 0.809 is 1.618.
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488. d. Look up the trigonometric values of sin 33 and sin 57. Add their
values together. However, if your trigonometric chart does not
cover 57°, you could trace the trigonometric values of sin 33 and
cos 33, add them together and arrive at the same answer because
cos 33 is equivalent to sin 57.
489. c. Look up the values of cos 16° and the cos 74°, and add them
together. If your chart does not cover 74°, look up the values of cos
16° and the sin 16°.
490. c. Choices b and d are the same angle as the given. Choice a uses
the side adjacent to ∠A; that creates an entirely different ratio
from sin A. Only choice c uses the side opposite ∠A (except it is
called the side adjacent ∠B).
491. c. The trigonometric ratio tan does not include the hypotenuse. It
must be solved by using the Pythagorean theorem: 3
2
+ 4
2
= c
2
.
25 = c
2
. 5 = c.
492. b. Sine is the length of the side opposite an angle over the length
of the hypotenuse; consequently, the answer is the denominator of
the given fraction. Choice d is the same ratio expressed as
decimals.
493. b. Cosine is the length of the side adjacent to an angle over the
length of the hypotenuse. Again, the hypotenuse and longest side
is always the denominator.
Set 99
494. True. Look on the chart or use a scientific calculator to verify that
sin 21˚ = .358.
495. False. Individually, the trigonometric values of sine and cosine
never exceed 1.0; the sum of either the sines or the cosines of
complementary angles always exceeds 1.0; but the sine of an angle
and the cosine of its complement do not always exceed 1.0. Try it:
Sin 17 + Sin 73 = 1.248. Cos 44 + Cos 46 = 1.414.
Sin 17 + Cos 73 = 0.584. Cos 44 + Sin 46 = 1.438.
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273
496. False. Only sine and cosine have the same trigonometric ratio
value at 45°. At 45°, the trigonometric ratio tan equals 1.
Set 100
497. x ≈ 14.303. Using the angle given (you can use ∠A; as ∠B’s
complement, it measures 50°), AE
៮៮
is opposite ∠B, and BE
៮៮
is
adjacent ∠B. Tan 40 = opposite/adjacent. Tan 40 = ᎏ
1
a
2
ᎏ. 0.839 = ᎏ
1
a
2
ᎏ.
a (to the nearest thousandth) ≈ 14.303.
498. y ≈ 14.024. Half of BE
៮៮
is CE
៮៮
, or half of 14.303 is 7.152.
Judging the relationships of each side to ∠D (again, you
could use ∠C), CE
៮៮
is opposite it and DE
៮៮
is adjacent it.
Tan 27 = opposite/adjacent. Tan 27 = ᎏ
7.1
a
52
ᎏ. 0.510 = ᎏ
7.1
a
52
ᎏ.
a (to the nearest thousandth) ≈ 14.024.
499. m∠a = 60. FG
៮៮
is a hypotenuse while HෆFෆ is a side adjacent to ∠a.
Cos a = adjacent/hypotenuse. Cos a = ᎏ
4
8
ᎏ. Cos a = 0.500. m ∠a = 60.
500. sum ∠ 1.266. The sum of sin 50 and sin 30 is 0.766 plus 0.500,
or 1.266.
Set 101
501. Sin 20 = ᎏ
2
5
x
ᎏ. 0.342 = 0.400x. x ≈ 0.855.
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Proportion.Contents Introduction 1 The Basic Building Blocks of Geometry 2 Types of Angles 3 Working with Lines 4 Measuring Angles 5 Pairs of Angles 6 Types of Triangles 7 Congruent Triangles 8 Ratio. and Similarity 9 Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem 10 Properties of Polygons 11 Quadrilaterals 12 Perimeter of Polygons 13 Area of Polygons 14 Surface Area of Prisms 15 Volume of Prisms and Pyramids 16 Working with Circles and Circular Figures ix 1 15 23 37 45 55 69 81 95 109 121 131 145 165 175 191 .

501 Geometry Questions 17 Coordinate Geometry 18 The Slope of a Line 19 The Equation of a Line 20 Trigonometry Basics 225 237 249 259 viii .

in and of themselves. What you see is not always what is there. and every theorem is “infallibly” true. In space. To work with geometry you must understand the difference between representations on the page and the figures they symbolize. for those of you who love the challenge of proving the validity of geometric postulates and theorems—these are the statements that define the rules of geometry—this book is not for you. lines are invisible because lines do not occupy space. As you study geometry. . but it will focus on the practical application of geometry towards solving planar (two-dimensional) spatial puzzles. Let this be your first lesson in geometry: Appearances may deceive. What is the difference? On the page. four distinct black marks define a square. lines are visible. on the page. As you use this book. every postulate. you will measure these figures and determine how they relate to each other and the space they are in. In space. lines define a square. It will not address geometric proofs or zigzag through tricky logic problems.Introduction Geometry is the study of figures in space. Sadly. you will work under the assumption that every definition.

a geometry book should read like instructions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. you should be able to enjoy the product of your labor.501 Geometry Questions How to Use This Book Review the introduction to each chapter before answering the questions in that chapter. Author’s Note Some geometry books read like instructions on how to launch satellites into space. This book provides the practice. It’s not that hard. you provide the initiative and perseverance. and soon you too can launch space missions if you want. enjoy some pb and j. x . so be sure to know the preceding chapters well. Take your time. Work through this book. and after you are done. and be sure to understand the answer explanations at the end of each section. While geometry is essential to launching NASA space probes. refer to the introductions of each chapter as frequently as you need to. Problems toward the end of this book will demand that you apply multiple lessons to solve a question.

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1 The Basic Building Blocks of Geometry Before you can tackle geometry’s toughest “stuff. They are intangible.” you must understand geometry’s simplest “stuff”: the point. and indefinable. lines. invisible. Points. Trust that they exist. it indicates position. or the next twenty lessons are moot. and planes do not occupy space. the line. yet they determine all tangible visible objects. and it has no dimension of its own. Let’s get to the point! Point Point A A Figure A Symbol A point is a location in space. and the plane. . It occupies no space of its own.

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Line
Line BC, or Line CB BC B Figure C CB Symbol

A line is a set of continuous points infinitely extending in opposite directions. It has infinite length, but no depth or width.

Plane
Plane DEF, or Plane X E D Figure F There is no symbol to describe plane DEF.

A plane is a flat expanse of points expanding in every direction. Planes have two dimensions: length and width. They do not have depth. As you probably noticed, each “definition” above builds upon the “definition” before it. There is the point; then there is a series of points; then there is an expanse of points. In geometry, space is pixilated much like the image you see on a TV screen. Be aware that definitions from this point on will build upon each other much like these first three definitions.

Collinear/Noncollinear
C A

A

B

C

D

B

D

collinear points

noncollinear points

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Collinear points are points that form a single straight line when they are connected (two points are always collinear). Noncollinear points are points that do not form a single straight line when they are connected (only three or more points can be noncollinear).

Coplanar/Noncoplanar
Z

X

Y

coplanar points

Z and Y each have their own coplanar points, but do not share coplanar points.

Coplanar points are points that occupy the same plane. Noncoplanar points are points that do not occupy the same plane.

Ray
Ray GH

G Figure

H

GH Symbol

A ray begins at a point (called an endpoint because it marks the end of a ray), and infinitely extends in one direction.

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Opposite Rays
Opposite Rays JK and JI JK I J K JI (the endpoint is always the first letter when naming a ray) Figure Symbol

Opposite rays are rays that share an endpoint and infinitely extend in opposite directions. Opposite rays form straight angles.

Angles
Angle M, or LMN, or NML, or 1 L ∠M ∠LMN M 1 N ∠NML ∠1 (the vertex is always the center letter when naming an angle with three letters) Figure Symbol

Angles are rays that share an endpoint but infinitely extend in different directions.

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Line Segment
Line Segment OP, or PO OP O Figure P PO Symbol

A line segment is part of a line with two endpoints. Although not infinitely extending in either direction, the line segment has an infinite set of points between its endpoints.

Set 1
Choose the best answer.
1. Plane geometry

a. b. c. d.

has only two dimensions. manipulates cubes and spheres. cannot be represented on the page. is ordinary.

2. A single location in space is called a

a. b. c. d.

line. point. plane. ray.

3. A single point

a. b. c. d.

has width. can be accurately drawn. can exist at multiple planes. makes a line.

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501 Geometry Questions 4. A line, plane, ray, and line segment all have

a. b. c. d.

length and depth. points. endpoints. no dimension.

5. Two points determine

a. b. c. d.

a line. a plane. a square. No determination can be made.

6. Three noncollinear points determine

a. b. c. d.

a ray. a plane. a line segment. No determination can be made.

7. Any four points determine

a. b. c. d.

a plane. a line. a ray. No determination can be made.

Set 2
Choose the best answer.
8. Collinear points

a. b. c. d.

determine a plane. are circular. are noncoplanar. are coplanar.

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Lines are always a. a line a line segment a ray No determination can be made. Are there still other ways to name the line? If there are. c. b. d. Which choice below has the most points? a. Set 3 Answer questions 13 through 16 using the figure below. The shortest distance between any two points is a. what are they? If there aren’t. a plane.501 Geometry Questions 9. Write three different ways to name the line above. 0 1 2 an infinite number of lines 10. straight. 11. Are there other ways to name each ray? If there are. b. noncollinear. a line segment. c. c. Name four different rays. c. How many distinct lines can be drawn through two points? a. d. a ray. solid. b. why not? 14. b. an arch. finite. why not? 7 . d. 12. d. R S T 13. what are they? If there aren’t.

what are they? 20. what are they? If there aren’t. Are there other ways to name each ray? If there are. Name three different line segments. Name five different rays. why not? 18. what are they? If there aren’t.501 Geometry Questions 15. what are they? 16. why not? 8 . Are there other pairs of opposite rays? If there are. Are there still other ways to name the line? If there are. Name a pair of opposite rays. what are they? If there aren’t. why not? Set 4 Answer questions 17 through 20 using the figure below. Are there other ways to name each angle? If there are. Are there other pairs of opposite rays? If there are. what are they? If there aren’t. Name a pair of opposite rays. Write three different ways to name the line above. Name three angles. Q N O P 17. why not? 19. Are there other ways to name each line segment? If there are.

Name five angles. Bill likes a window seat. K L M N 21. At any given moment of the day. Carl. Bill. and Carl share an office on level X. Are there other ways to name each line segment? If there are. what are they? 22. Bill.501 Geometry Questions Set 5 Answer questions 21 through 23 using the figure below. why not? Set 6 Ann. what are they? If there aren’t. why not? 23. Are there other rays? If there are. Name five different line segments. what are they? If there aren’t. Level X can also be called a. Plane Ann and Bill. c. and Dan work in the same office building. and Carl. Plane Carl. Name three different rays. Their three cubicles do not line up. 24. Answer the following questions using the description above. Bill. 9 . X. b. and Carl prefers a seat next to the door. d. and Bill. Dan works in the basement while Ann. Ann likes to be near the bathroom. Plane Ann. Are there other ways to name each angle? If there are. they are all typing at their desks. Plane Dan.

then Points Ann. noncollinear and noncoplanar. and Carl represent points.501 Geometry Questions 25. If Ann. 28. and is collinear with point Bill. b. collinear and noncoplanar. d. collinear and noncoplanar. has depth. and is collinear with point Bill. and is noncollinear with point Bill. but no length and width. noncollinear and coplanar. has depth and length. collinear and coplanar. c. length. no points. collinear and coplanar. and Carl are a. but no length and width. c. If level X represents a plane. 26. an infinite set of points extending infinitely. has depth. d. but no width. If Ann and Bill represent points. only three points. d. d. Bill. b. then Point Ann a. c. b. and width. A line segment drawn between Carl and Dan is a. noncollinear and noncoplanar. has no depth. c. a finite set of points. noncollinear and coplanar. 10 . b. Bill. and is noncollinear with point Bill. 27. then level X has a.

4. cannot exceed two dimensions. c. they cannot be seen or touched. choice c cannot be the answer either. so choices a and d are incorrect. Theoretically. Geometry can be represented on the page. so choice c is incorrect. In fact. width. Just as three points make a plane. Choice b is incorrect because it takes three noncollinear points to determine a plane. A point by itself can be in any plane. much less accurately drawn. so choice c is incorrect. not two. planes remain undetermined until three noncollinear points exist at once. they have no length. Three noncollinear points determine a plane. b. two points make a line. the question asks for a “single location in space. consequently choice d is incorrect. This is commonsensical. Plane geometry. like its namesake the plane. Lines.” Choices a. b. Lines. or points. Rays and line segments need collinear points. Lines and planes do not have endpoints. space is nothing but infinity of locations. 2. and line segments only possess length. and d are incorrect because they are all multiple locations in space. b. and line segments are all alignments of points. 6. then process of elimination could have brought you to choice c. a. a. c. or depth. Choice d confuses the words plane and plain. and only one line can pass through any two points. It also takes a lot more than two points to determine a square. 5. rays.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 1 1. If you could not guess this. The definition of a point is “a location in space. Choice b is incorrect because cubes and spheres are three-dimensional.” 3. planes. Choices a and b are incorrect because points are dimensionless. 11 . Two points determine a line. rays.

a pair of skewed lines. TS . RT . A line segment is the shortest distance between any two points. d. they are definitely not solid. Any two points on a given line. Collinear points are also coplanar. d. An infinite number of lines can be drawn through one point. Lines extend to infinity. Set 2 8. Process of elimination works well with this question: Lines have one dimension. RT and RS describe a ray beginning at endpoint R and extending infinitely through •T 12 . as are ray names TS and TR . RST . and TSR . Any six of these names correctly describe the line: RS . as well. they are not finite. regardless of their order. b. TR . Since a limit cannot be put on infinity. we defined noncollinear as a set of points that “do not line up”. 10. 14.501 Geometry Questions 7. d. 12. but only one straight line can be drawn through two points. Any four points could determine a number of things: a pair of parallel lines. a line segment. d. A line. Ray names RT and RS are interchangeable. and no substance. SR . Always assume that in plane geometry a line is a straight line unless otherwise stated. Choice c is not our answer. Two of the four rays can each be called by only one name: ST and SR . ST . Choice a is not the answer because noncollinear points determine planes. 11. we take our cue from the last part of that statement. Finally. each pair describes one ray. and a ray are sets of points. Three points can describe a line. Without more information the answer cannot be determined. b. How many points make a set? An infinite number. length. not one of the answer choices has more than the other. and one other coplanar/noncoplanar point. Set 3 13. a plane. 9. describes that line. not a single line of collinear points.

Line segments have two endpoints and can go by two names. and OQ . Of the five rays listed. they share an endpoint and extend infinitely in opposite directions. Set 5 21. RT is TR. OP . and ∠NOP is ∠PON (in case you missed this one. NOP . ∠POQ is ∠QOP. Ray-names NO and NP are interchangeable. RS is SR. PN . LN and LM are interchangeable because they both 13 . 19. PO . Any two points on a given line. In our case ∠NOQ is ∠QON. TS and TR describe a ray beginning at endpoint T and extending infinitely through •S and •R. NO and NP describe a ray beginning at endpoint N and extending infinitely through •O and •P. regardless of their order. Two of the three rays can each be called by only one name: KL and MN . Any six of these names correctly describes the line: NP . Letter O cannot by itself name any of these angles because all three angles share •O as their vertex. SR and ST are opposite rays. Set 4 17. It does not matter which endpoint comes first. angles can have two names. ∠NOP is a straight angle). they are the only pair of opposite rays. ON and OP are opposite rays. they are the only pair of opposite rays. PON . 16. 15. Three of the five rays can each be called by only one name: OP . they share an endpoint and extend infinitely in opposite directions. ON . each pair describes one ray each. PO and PN describe a ray beginning at end point P and extending infinitely through •O and •N. and ST is TS. Angles have two sides. 20. describe that line. as are ray names PO and PN . Of the four rays listed. ON . and unless a number is given to describe the angle. NO . 18.501 Geometry Questions and •S.

23. MN is NM. and two points make a line. LN is NL. It makes no difference which endpoint comes first. Granted. They acquire the characteristics of a point. ∠KMN is ∠NMK. 25. d. The other three angles can only go by two names each. Dan isn’t on plane X and choice d doesn’t make sense. but remember points exist simultaneously on multiple planes. Bill. Dan and Carl are on two different floors. Ann and Bill can represent points. KL is LK. Set 6 24. two points make a line. Ann and Bill together are not enough points to define the plane. That makes them noncollinear but coplanar. imagine the office floor extending infinitely in every direction. and all lines are collinear and coplanar. 28. Carl and Dan represent two points. which means they are all on the same plane. Unlike a plane. How many people could it hold? An infinite number. Line segments have two endpoints and can go by two names. ∠LMN is ∠NML. LM is ML. d. we know level X is a plane and Ann. however. a. points have no dimension. Three noncollinear points determine a plane. and Carl are all on the same floor. ∠LKM is ∠MKL is ∠K. and Carl represent points on that plane. Bill. KM is MK. 26. b. 27. ∠KML is ∠LMK. In this case. Ann. 22. d. 14 . Choice a is the only option. Two of the five angles can go by three different names. ∠KLM is ∠MLK. an office floor can hold only so many people. Just as the office floor can represent a plane.501 Geometry Questions describe a ray beginning at endpoint L and extending infinitely through •M and •N. and they are not lined up. and as we know. Letter M cannot by itself name any of these angles because all three angles share •M as their vertex.

Review this chapter and consider what angle might best describe you. But was he obtuse or acute? What’s my angle? Just this: angles describe appearances and personalities as well as geometric figures.2 Types of Angles Did you ever hear the nursery rhyme about the crooked man who walked a crooked mile? The crooked man was very angular. Angles Chapter 1 defines an angle as two rays sharing an endpoint and extending infinitely in different directions. L M is a vertex 1 M N ML is a side MN is another side .

RIGHT B C A 90 < m∠ABC < 180. STRAIGHT B A C 180 < m∠ABC < 360. not distance. ACUTE B C A m∠ABC = 90. Some rotations merit special names. Watch as BA rotates around •B: A B C m∠ABC = 0 A 0 < m∠ABC < 90. OBTUSE B C A B C m∠ABC = 180. and degrees measure rotation. REFLEX 16 .501 Geometry Questions Special Angles Angles are measured in degrees.

∠NOP P b. ∠90° C 1 D 30. a. ∠XRS d. ∠D d. ∠PON c. ∠QRS c. ∠XRQ 17 . N O 29. a. ∠R R S b. ∠CDE E b. ∠CED c. ∠1 X Q 31. a. ∠O d.501 Geometry Questions Set 7 Choose the answer that incorrectly names an angle in each preceding figure.

share a common angle side. b. have different end points. Angles that share a common vertex point cannot a. are the same angle. c. b. ∠KML d. ∠EDF and ∠GDE a. a. d. 34. ∠M Set 8 Choose the best answer. 33. ∠KMN N b. b. ∠NMO c. 18 . c. share a common side and vertex. d. only share a common vertex. are acute. All opposite rays a. c. use the vertex letter name as an angle name. do not form straight lines. d. are also straight angles. be right angles. extend in the same direction.501 Geometry Questions K 2 L M O 32. 35. share interior points.

∠ABC is an obtuse angle. right. obtuse.3° 41. 355° 42. •A. right. name every angle in as many ways as you can. and •C are noncollinear. 180. 90° Set 10 For each diagram in this set. or reflexive. 179. •B. Then label each angle as acute. straight. c. d. 37. 44.2° 43.5° 38. BA and BC are opposite rays. 13. 91° 39. a. 46° 40. m∠ABC = 360°. T E O 19 . b. obtuse.501 Geometry Questions A B C 36. straight. or reflexive. Set 9 Label each angle measurement as acute.

K M J N 50. 1 2 20 . 1 46. U V 1 2 W 49.501 Geometry Questions 45. A Y B C 48. R O S 47.

∠CED describes an angle whose vertex is •E. 0° < 46° < 90°. acute 40. It would be too confusing. then the letter describing the vertex cannot be used to name any of the angles. ∠EDF and ∠GDE share vertex point D and side DE. d. and d contradict the three defining elements of a pair of opposite rays.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 7 29. If a vertex is shared by more than one angle. 35. 31. Opposite rays form straight angles. obtuse 21 . Angles are not named by their measurements. not •D. d. It would be too confusing. Set 8 33. then the letter describing the vertex cannot be used to name any of the angles. 36. 30. 34. a. then it cannot be used to name any of the angles. c. b. 90° < 91° < 180°. Set 9 37. d. Choices b. Choice c is incorrect because there is not enough information. obtuse 39. 0° < 13. acute 38. 32. 90° < 179. If a vertex is shared by more than one angle. If a vertex is shared by more than one angle.5° < 90°.3° < 180°. c. d. Opposite rays form straight lines and straight angles. a.

∠ROS. acute 22 . reflexive ∠2. right Set 10 44. ∠ABY or ∠YBA. right ∠YBC or ∠CBY. acute 45. ∠TOE. ∠1. ∠JKN or ∠NKJ. ∠EOT. right ∠ABC and ∠CBA. 180° < 355° < 360°. or ∠O. right 49. 180° < 180.2° < 360°. 90° = 90°. right ∠NKM or ∠MKN. ∠1.501 Geometry Questions 41. straight 48. reflexive 42. acute ∠JKM or ∠MKJ. ∠SOR. acute ∠UVW or ∠WVU. acute ∠2. reflexive 43. or ∠O. right 47. obtuse 46. ∠1. obtuse 50.

they travel similar paths at a constant distance from one another. Parallel lines are coplanar lines that never intersect. . nor do they lie one on top of the other. they could be considered models of peaceful coexistence (next page). they do not “collide” into each other. Parallel lines a and b a Skew lines a and b a b Figure a b Symbol Figure b No Symbol When lines cross. Skew lines are noncoplanar lines that never intersect. Lines do not occupy space. Watch how these lines “cross” each other. they travel dissimilar paths on separate planes.3 Working with Lines Some lines never cross.

a side. They share a vertex.501 Geometry Questions a c a c b b Two-Lined Intersections When two lines look like they are crossing. the angles are called supplementary angles. or 180°. the sum equals the rotation of a complete circle. When straight lines intersect. or angles nonadjacent to each other. a 2 1 4 b 3 m∠1 + m∠2 = 180 m∠2 + m∠3 = 180 m∠3 + m∠4 = 180 m∠4 + m∠1 = 180 m∠1 + m∠2 + m∠3 + m∠4 = 360 When straight lines intersect. m 2 = m 4 24 . are called vertical angles. When the measures of those four angles are added. or 360°. and no interior points. they are really sharing a single point. When lines intersect. Adjacent angles along a straight line measure half a circle’s rotation. m 1 = m 3 ∠4. opposite angles. two angles next to each other are called adjacent angles. That point is on both lines. they create four angles: notice the appearance of the hub around the vertex in the figure above. They are always congruent. When the sum of the measures of any two angles equals 180°. 2 1 4 3 ∠1 ∠2 ∠3.

501 Geometry Questions When two lines intersect and form four right angles. corresponding angles are congruent. ∠1 ∠2 ∠3 ∠4 m 1 = m 2 = m 3 = m 4 = 90 1 3 2 4 Three-Lined Intersections A transversal line intersects two or more lines. eight or more angles are created. each at a different point. the lines are considered perpendicular. When a transversal intersects a pair of parallel lines. 4 8 5 7 6 1 2 3 Angle ∠1 ∠2 ∠3 ∠4 Corresponding Angle ∠5 ∠6 ∠7 ∠8 When a transversal intersects a pair of parallel lines. Pairs of these angles have special names: Corresponding angles are angles in corresponding positions. Because a transversal line crosses at least two other lines. Look for a distinctive F shaped figure. 25 . certain angles are always congruent or supplementary.

4 8 7 Interior Angles ∠4 ∠3 ∠6 ∠5 5 6 1 3 2 Same-side interior angles are interior angles on the same side of a transversal line. 26 . Look for a distinctive C shaped figure. same-side interior angles are supplementary. 4 8 5 7 6 1 3 2 Same Side Interior Angles ∠3 ∠6 ∠4 ∠5 When a transversal intersects a pair of parallel lines.501 Geometry Questions Interior angles are angles inside a pair of crossed lines. Look for a distinctive I shaped figure.

They are positioned by the same common-sense rules as the interior angles. ∠1 ∠5 1 4 2 3 m∠1 = m∠2 = m∠3 = m∠4 m∠5 = m∠6 = m∠7 m∠8 = 90 ∠2 ∠6 ∠3 ∠7 ∠4 ∠8 5 8 6 7 There are also exterior angles. all eight angles are congruent. Look for a distinctive Z shaped figure. alternate interior angles are congruent. and alternate exterior angles. 27 . When a transversal is perpendicular to a pair of parallel lines. 4 8 5 7 6 1 3 2 Alternate Interior Angles ∠4 ∠6 ∠3 ∠5 When a transversal intersects a pair of parallel lines.501 Geometry Questions Alternate interior angles are interior angles on opposite sides of a transversal line. same-side exterior angles.

but not line n. on line n. a. d. m. o. n is between lines l and n. b. on line l. n m o l A 51. on lines l and n.501 Geometry Questions Two lines are parallel if any of the following statements is true: 1) A pair of alternate interior angles is congruent. but not line l. 4) A pair of same-side interior angles is supplementary. Which set of lines are transversals? a. m. m. •A l. 52. 28 . o o. n l. b. d. 2) A pair of alternate exterior angles is congruent. c. Set 11 Use the following diagram to answer questions 51 through 56. c. n l. 3) A pair of corresponding angles is congruent.

infinite 29 . l 55. l l. 2 d. infinite 56. 10. c. b. 0 b. 0 b. n. How many lines can be drawn through •A that are perpendicular to line l? a. n m. Which lines are perpendicular? a.000 d. 0 1 2 infinite 54. d. How many points do line m and line l share? a. How many lines can be drawn through •A that are parallel to line m? a. m o. 1 c. 1 c. d. b. c.501 Geometry Questions 53.

In pairs. In sets. 61. name all the congruent angles.501 Geometry Questions Set 12 Use the following diagram to answer questions 57 through 61. name all the alternate interior angles. 59. 60. In pairs. n o l m 1 3 4 2 5 7 8 n 6 9 11 10 12 13 15 14 16 o 57. name all the vertical angles. 30 . l m. Place a checkmark (✓) beside statements that prove lines o and p are parallel. In pairs. place an X beside statements that neither prove nor disprove that lines o and p are parallel. Set 13 Use the following diagram and the information below to determine if lines o and p are parallel. name all the angles that are same-side interior. 58. name all the corresponding angles. In pairs.

then ________. If ∠8 and ∠4 are congruent and equal. Angles formed by a transversal and two parallel lines are either complementary or congruent. 63. Set 14 Circle the correct answer True or False. True or False 69. then ________. Angles supplementary to the same angle or angles with the same measure are also equal in measure. 66. then ________. True or False 68. adjacent angles are always supplementary. If ∠9 and ∠16 are congruent and equal. If ∠5 and ∠4 are congruent and equal. When four rays extend from a single endpoint. 65. If ∠12 and ∠15 are congruent and equal. then ________. True or False 31 . then ________. If ∠1 and ∠2 are congruent and equal.501 Geometry Questions o p 1 3 4 7 2 5 8 r 13 14 15 16 s 6 9 10 11 12 62. 67. 64.

True or False True or False 74. True or False 73. True or False 77. True or False 72. 75. True or False 76. True or False 71. If vertical angles are acute.501 Geometry Questions 70. Adjacent angles that are also congruent are always right angles. the angle adjacent to them must be obtuse. Vertical angles can be reflexive. When two lines intersect. all four angles formed are never congruent to each other. The sum of exterior angles formed by a pair of parallel lines and a transversal is always 360°. True or False 32 . Parallel and skew lines are coplanar. Supplementary angles that are also congruent are right angles. The sum of interior angles formed by a pair of parallel lines crossed by a transversal is always 360°.

∠6. 53. Set 12 57. ∠5. ∠4. ∠1. this rule also applies to points that are not on the line. Only one line can pass through a point and be parallel to an existing line. ∠6. ∠10. In this case. ∠4. ∠8. ∠8. ∠7. When two lines intersect. ∠10. ∠11. b. ∠10. ∠8. they share a single point in space. ∠9. 54. when two lines intersect. 52. ∠11. ∠14. ∠15. ∠14 33 . ∠13. ∠7. a. ∠7. ∠10 ∠11 ∠14 ∠15 58. b. they can share only one point. Consequently. ∠13 61. ∠1 ∠2 ∠4 ∠3 ∠5 ∠6 ∠8 ∠7 ∠9 ∠12 ∠13 ∠16. ∠5. ∠3. ∠13. ∠2. ∠3. 55. That point is technically on both lines. An infinite number of lines can pass through any given point in space—only one line can pass through a point and be perpendicular to an existing line. ∠4. they are perpen- dicular. ∠7. ∠10. ∠14. ∠13. ∠14. ∠12. however. ∠8. they would be a curve. ∠1. a line must cut across two other lines at different points. ∠9. ∠3. 56. Lines are straight. it is not a transversal. ∠3. not a line). ∠16. In order to be a transversal. d. ∠9. ∠16 60. ∠4. ∠9.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 11 51. ∠2. Line o crosses lines m and l at the same point. they cannot backtrack or bend (if they could bend. When intersecting lines create right angles. ∠12. ∠15 59. b. b. that point is on the line.

Only three congruent angle pairs can prove a pair of lines cut by a transversal are parallel: alternate interior angles. 69. X. to be adjacent. 63. ∠1 and ∠2 are adjacent angles. then the lines are parallel. ∠8 and ∠4 are corresponding angles. X. then this statement would be true. ∠12 and ∠15 are same side interior angles. and corresponding angles. ✓. 68. or they are the same measure. however. any four rays extending from a single point do not have to line up into a pair of straight lines. Angles 5 and 4 are alternate interior angles—notice the Z figure. ∠9 and ∠16 are alternate exterior angles. If the four rays made two pairs of opposite rays. Their measurements combined must equal 180°. The angles of a pair of parallel lines cut by a transversal are always either supplementary or congruent.501 Geometry Questions Set 13 62. and no interior points. 64. but they do not determine parallel lines. and without a pair of straight lines there are no supplementary angle pairs. alternate exterior angles. 70. False. 71. adjacent angles that do form a straight line are always right angles. ✓. True. 34 . angles need to share a vertex. Their congruence does not determine parallel lines. 65. Set 14 67. False. a side. False. Parallel lines are coplanar. meaning their measurements either add up to 180°. ✓. However. Adjacent angles do not always form straight lines. skew lines are not. When same side interior angles are supplementary. 66. False.

they could not form supplementary angle pairs with their adjacent angle. Perpendicular lines form all right angles. 74. Vertical angles cannot be equal to or more than 180°. Two sets of adjacent exterior angles must equal 360°. they create four angles. 35 . they must measure 90° each. True. When two lines intersect. Adjacent angles are supplementary. 77. A pair of supplementary angles must measure 180°. An angle that measures 90° is a right angle. True. If the pair is also congruent.501 Geometry Questions 72. Two sets of adjacent interior angles must equal 360°. otherwise. 73. The two angles opposite each other are congruent. Adjacent interior angles form supplementary pairs. True. False. 76. their joint measurement is 180°. angles adjacent to them must be obtuse in order to measure 180°. False. True. If vertical angles are acute. 75.

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Choose your scale and make a mark on the page at the desired measurement. Keeping these points affixed. How to Measure an Angle Using a Protractor Place the center point of the protractor over the angle’s vertex. Protractors have two scales—choose the scale that starts with 0 on the side you have chosen. Position the protractor as if you were measuring an angle. In this chapter. Where the second arm of your angle crosses the scale on the protractor is your measurement. . you will actually measure angles using an instrument called the protractor.4 Measuring Angles Had enough of angles? You haven’t even begun! You named angles and determined their congruence or incongruence when two or more lines crossed. position the base of the protractor over one of the two angle sides. How to Draw an Angle Using a Protractor To draw an angle. The ray’s end point becomes the angle’s vertex. first draw a ray.

a side. adjacent angles can be added together to make larger angles. 120 60 0 180 0 180 Adjacent Angles Adjacent angles share a vertex. Voilà. they are angles that lie side-by-side. and no interior points. Set 15 Using the diagram below. Note: Because adjacent angles share a single vertex point. This technique will be particularly useful when working with complementary and supplementary angles in Chapter 5.501 Geometry Questions Remove the protractor and connect the mark you made to the vertex with a straight edge. you have an angle. Q R A K L B T parallel 38 . measure each angle.

Set 17 Choose the best answer. e. Complete the figure with question 87. EG and EF are opposite rays.501 Geometry Questions 78. 83. 85. 88. ∠LRQ 79. ∠LAB Set 16 Using a protractor. d. Draw EG . c. Measure ∠DEG. ∠ROT and ∠POT are a. ∠KAB 82. EF rotates 90° counterclockwise from ED . 87. draw a figure starting with question 83. Draw EF . No determination can be made. ∠KAL 81. 39 . ∠ART 80. Draw EC . adjacent angles. 84. ED rotates 43° counterclockwise (left) from EC . b. complementary angles. 86. supplementary angles. congruent angles. Draw ED .

No determination can be made. d. 180°. c. e. an acute angle. a reflexive angle. b. B. 213°. ∠EBC must measure a. ∠BOE is a right angle. Set 18 A bisector is any ray or line segment that divides an angle or another line segment into two congruent and equal parts. No determination can be made. b. Avenue B is 68° from Avenue C. b. 133°. ∠ABC measures 132°. they make a. d. e. 48°. In Anglesville. ∠AOB is a. ∠RXA. ∠SVT measures 53°. and C meet at Town Hall (T). ∠UVT must measure a. d. a right angle. an obtuse angle. 127°. ∠SVT and ∠UVT are adjacent supplementary angles. d. 91. c. c. ∠ARX. ∠AOE is a straight angle. e. e. ∠XZ. Avenues A and C extend in opposite directions from Town Hall. No determination can be made. c. Avenues A. The Anglesville Town Board wants to construct two more avenues to meet at Town 40 . Adjacent angles EBA and EBC make ∠ABC. 233°. b. No determination can be made. 61°. they form one straight avenue extending infinitely. When adjacent angles RXZ and ZXA are added. 90. 51°.501 Geometry Questions 89. ∠EBA measures 81°. ∠XRA. 92.

Avenue Z would bisect the angle between Avenues A and B. Answer the following questions using the description above. An alley connects the courthouse to Avenue C perpendicularly. Avenue Y would bisect the angle between Avenues B and C. 93.501 Geometry Questions Hall. Avenues Z and Y. What is the measure of the angle between Avenue Y and the alley (the three angles inside a closed three-sided figure equal 180°)? 41 . What is the measure between Avenue Y and Avenue Z? What is the special name for this angle? 94. A new courthouse opened on Avenue Y.

m∠LAB = 135 Set 16 83. F D C E C G 42 . D E 85. F C D E 86. E C 84. m∠LRQ = 45 79. m∠KAL = 174 81. m∠KAB = 51 82. m∠ART = 45 80.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 15 78.

∠AOB and ∠BOE are supplementary. This is enough information to determine the ∠RXA. we know they share side XZ. 90. However. and we know they do not share sides XR and XA. When angles are added together to make larger angles. EQUATION: m∠ABC – m∠EBA = m∠EBC 132 – 81 = 51 91. ∠ROT and ∠POT share a vertex point and one angle side. so it is also incorrect. it cannot be determined that they do not share any interior points. Choice e is incorrect because we are given that the angles are adjacent. a. they are incorrect. that they form a right angle. 43 . consequently. The answer must be choice e. the vertex always remains the same. ∠AOB is a right angle. Draw this particular problem out. d.501 Geometry Questions 87. Choice b does not name the vertex at all. Choices c and d move the vertex point to •R. or that they are the same shape and size. 89. c. any which way you draw it. e. EQUATION: m∠SVT + m∠UVT = 180 53 + m∠UVT = 180 m∠UVT = 127 92. d. 90° subtracted from 180° equals 90°. m∠DEG = 90 Set 17 88. that they form a straight line.

m∠Avenue Y. A T alley Ave. Courthouse. alley is 180 – (90 + m∠YTC) or 56. EQUATIONS: m∠BTC = 68. half of m∠BTC = 34 m∠BTA = 180 – m∠BTC m∠BTA = 112. B Ave. C 93.501 Geometry Questions Set 18 Map of Anglesville Ave. 94. Z Ave. half of m∠BTA = 56 m∠ZTB + m∠BTY = m∠ZTY 56 + 34 = 90 ∠YTZ is a right angle. Add the alley to your drawing. 44 . Bisect means cuts in half or divides in half. Y CH Ave.

Perhaps the three most useful angle pairs to know in geometry are complementary. Complementary Angles T 45° 45° O 45° 27° 63° R Q P O 45° S R ∠ROQ and ∠QOP are adjacent angles m∠ ROQ + m ∠QOP = 90 ∠OTS and ∠TSO are nonadjacent angles m∠OTS + m∠TSO = 90 .5 Pairs of Angles Well done! Good job! Excellent work! You have mastered the use of protractors. supplementary. and vertical angle pairs. You can now move into an entire chapter dedicated to complements and supplements.

Vertical Angles P Q O S T ∠POT and ∠QOS are straight angles ∠POQ ∠SOT m∠POQ = m∠SOT ∠POS ∠QOT m∠POS = m∠QOT When two straight lines intersect or when two pairs of opposite rays extend from the same endpoint. opposite angles (angles nonadjacent to each other). Supplementary Angles M L V 130° W 112° 68° 0 K N U 50° X ∠MOL and ∠LON are adjacent straight angles m∠MOL + m∠ LON = 180 ∠XUV and ∠UVW are nonadjacent angles m∠XUV + m∠UVW = 180 When two adjacent or nonadjacent angles have a total measure of 180° they are supplementary angles. They are always congruent.501 Geometry Questions When two adjacent or nonadjacent angles have a total measure of 90°. they are complementary angles. 46 . they are called vertical angles.

a. ∠MOR ∠NOK ∠KLT ∠MLS 47 . interior angles are the angles inside that closed figure. Set 19 Choose the best answer for questions 95 through 99 based on the figure below. c. d. ∠NOL ∠KLP ∠LOP ∠MOP 96. Name the angle vertical to ∠TLK. N 97° O 2 3 1 L T 42° R P S M K 95. Very important: The total of a triangle’s three interior angles is always 180°.501 Geometry Questions Other Angles That Measure 180° When a line crosses a pair of parallel lines. b. a. c. When three line segments form a closed figure. Name the angle vertical to ∠NOM. b. d. interior angles are angles inside the parallel lines.

41°. 48 . 139°. and ∠3 respectively measure a. b. one is acute and the other is obtuse. they are both obtuse. No determination can be made. c. The measure of exterior ∠OPS is a. 97°. c. b. they are both obtuse. a. e. 42°. b. 42°. b. 90°. 99. they must both measure 90°. ∠MOR and ∠NOK ∠SPR and ∠TPR ∠NOL and ∠LOP ∠TLK and ∠KLS 98. No determination can be made. 100. d. Set 20 Choose the best answer. e. 140°. 83°. 97°. d.501 Geometry Questions 97. 41°. If ∠KAT and ∠GIF are supplementary angles. Name the pair of angles supplementary to ∠NOM. c. they are both acute. 42°. If ∠LKN and ∠NOP are complementary angles. c. they are both acute. a. 101. d. ∠2. b. they must both measure 45°. d. 41°. 40°. 41°. one is acute and the other is obtuse. c. 83°. 139°. d. ∠1. a.

acute angles. acute angles. right angles. No determination can be made. congruent angles. e. S P U 1 A B O C 2 D T 49 . d. If ∠EDF and ∠HIJ are supplementary angles. No determination can be made. c. 103. and ∠SUV and ∠EDF are also supplementary angles. d. No determination can be made. they are a. obtuse angles. e. supplementary angles. d. If ∠ABE and ∠GIJ are congruent supplementary angles. Set 21 Fill in the blanks based on your knowledge of angles and the figure below. b. b. right angles. c. right angles. complementary angles. e. c. they are a. 104. If ∠DEF and ∠IPN are congruent. then ∠HIJ and ∠SUV are a. b. adjacent angles. adjacent angles.501 Geometry Questions 102. obtuse angles.

If a relationship cannot be determined. The sum of ∠5. ∠1 and ∠3. 112. ∠6 and ∠2. 110. Measurement of ∠2 plus the measures of ∠6 and ∠5. 108. The sum of ∠1. If ∠POC is acute. 50 . ∠BOP is ________.501 Geometry Questions 105. Set 22 State the relationship or sum of the angles given based on the figure below. If ∠ABT is obtuse. and ∠5. ∠4. ∠1 and ∠2. 107. ∠6. and ∠3. 111. If ∠1 is congruent to ∠2.” l m 2 1 6 5 3 4 n m l o 109. then state. “They cannot be determined. 106. ∠TBO is ________. 114. then ________. 113. ∠BTO and ∠OTC are ________.

c. The sum of any two complementary angles must equal 90°. The second method adds the measures of ∠1 and ∠2 together because the measure of an exterior angle equals the sum of the two nonadjacent interior angles. If the measure of one obtuse angle equals more than 90°. 98. they are vertical angles. which is given. The measure of each angle added to the measure of ∠NOM equals that of a straight line. or 180°. ∠TLK and ∠MLS are opposite angles formed by intersecting lines TS and MK. respectively. It only makes sense that the measure of two acute angles could add to 90°. ∠1 and ∠2 measure 42° and 97°. which is also given. thus. ∠1 is the vertical angle to ∠TLK. Any angle less than 90° is acute. ∠2 is the vertical pair to ∠NOM. but not to ∠NOM. however. Set 20 100. then two obtuse angles could not possibly measure exactly 90° together. 51 . To find the measure of ∠3. that information is not given. 97. ∠OPS measures 139°.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 19 95. subtract the sum of ∠1 and ∠2 from 180° (the sum of the measure of a triangle’s interior angles): 180 – (42 + 97) = m∠3 41 = m∠3 99. thus. Since vertical angles are congruent. a. ∠NOM and ∠LOP are opposite angles formed by intersecting lines NR and MK. 96. d. ∠MOR and ∠NOK are both adjacent to ∠NOM along two different lines. The first method subtracts the measure of ∠3 from 180°. a. Each of the other answer choices is supplementary to each other. they are vertical angles. There are two ways to find the measure of exterior angle OPS. a. Choices c and d are incorrect. c. Choice b assumes both angles are also congruent.

Thus if one angle is obtuse. Two obtuse angles can never be a supplementary pair. 102. the other angle is acute. this question cannot be determined. 103. ∠ABT and ∠TBO are adjacent angles on the same line. Unlike the question above. or obtuse. the other angle must compensate by being less than 90°. this question cannot be determined. 52 . right. e. Without more information. its supplement is acute. If one angle is more than 90°. Congruent supplementary angles always measure 90° each: m∠ABE = x m∠GIJ = x m∠ABE + m∠GIJ = 180. its supplement is also right. and two acute angles can never be a supplementary pair. If an angle is obtuse. As a supplementary pair. When two angles are supplementary to the same angle. Acute. 104. Complementary angles that are also congruent measure 45° each. subtract m∠EDF from each side: m∠HIJ = m∠SUV Set 21 105. replace each angle with its measure: x + x = 180 2x = 180. the sum of their measures must equal 180°. divide each side by 2: x = 90 Any 90° angle is a right angle. Without more information. they are congruent to each other: m∠EDF + m∠HIJ =180 m∠EDF + m∠SUV = 180 m∠EDF + m∠HIJ = m∠SUV + m∠EDF. e. supplementary angles can be acute. Supplementary angles that are also congruent measure 90° each. If an angle is right. where every complementary angle must also be acute. d. c.501 Geometry Questions 101.

they are adjacent. ∠BTO and ∠OTC share a side. ∠1 and ∠2 share a side. Consequently. ∠1 and ∠3 may look like vertical angles. they are adjacent. thus they are supplementary. 110. the other angle must compensate by being more than 90°. A determination cannot be made. the other angle is obtuse. it equals 90°. and no interior points. 180°. 111. The sum of their measures must equal 90° because they form a right angle. The sum of their measures must equal 180° because they form a straight line. All together. 90°. If one angle is less than 90°. 53 . Adjacent complementary angles. they are complementary. a vertex. Adjacent supplementary angles. Equal. and ∠3 are on a straight line. but do not be deceived. The vertical angle to ∠2 is the full angle that is opposite and between lines m and l. ∠4. 107. The vertical angle to ∠1 is the full angle that is opposite and between lines m and l. A determination cannot be made. When two angles are supplementary to the same angle or angles that measure the same. a vertex and no interior points. If ∠6 is a right angle. 114. then they are congruent. ∠6 and ∠2 may look like vertical angles. Set 22 109. The remaining three angles must equal 180° minus 90°. but vertical pairs are formed when lines intersect. Thus if one angle is acute. 108. Obtuse. 113. ∠5. ∠POC and ∠POB are adjacent angles on the same line. 112. As a supplementary pair. Vertical angle pairs are formed when lines intersect. ∠SBO and ∠OCU are congruent. or 90°. the angles are congruent and their measurements are equal. thus. ∠6. they measure 180°.501 Geometry Questions 106. the sum of their measures must equal 180°. Together ∠5 and ∠6 form the vertical angle pair to ∠2.

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polygons are the introverts in mathematics. On the other hand.6 Types of Triangles Mathematicians have an old joke about angles being very friendly. B A A B C D C Polygon • made of all line segments • each line segment exclusively meets the end of another line segment • all line segments make a closed figure NOT a Polygon • AB is not a line segment • C is not an endpoint • Figure ABC is not a closed figure (AC and BC extend infinitely) . If you connect three or more line segments end-to-end. How so? Because they are always open! The two rays of an angle extend out in different directions and continue on forever. what do you have? A very shy closed-figure.

and the simplest polygon is the triangle. B sid e e sid A side C ΔABC Sides: AB. and ∠CAB Triangles can be one of three special types depending upon the congruence or incongruence of its three sides. ∠BCA. Naming Triangles by Their Sides Scalene S no congruent sides no congruent angles O T ΔSOT ST TO OS ∠STO ∠TOS ∠OST 56 . BC and CA Vertices: ∠ABC.501 Geometry Questions Closed-figures are better known as polygons. It has the fewest sides and angles that a polygon can have.

501 Geometry Questions Isosceles K two congruent sides base two congruent angles L O (vertex) ΔKLO KO LO ∠LKO le g g le ∠KLO Equilateral three congruent sides A 60° B three congruent angles 60° 60° O ΔABO AB BO OA ∠ABO ∠BOA ∠BAO 57 .

m∠ODC and m∠DCO < 90 58 .501 Geometry Questions Naming Triangles by Their Angles 90° right C obtuse acute 180° A O straight B 0° Acute Triangles E 86° three acute angles 54° F 40° O Scalene Triangle EOF m∠EOF. m∠OFE and m∠FEO < 90 C 70° 40° 70° D O Isosceles Triangle COD m∠COD.

501 Geometry Questions A 60° 60° O B 60° Equilateral Triangle ABO Note: Each angle is equal to 60°. m∠BOA and m∠OAB < 90 Equiangular Triangle N 60° three congruent angles 60° O P 60° Equilateral Triangle NOP ∠NOP ∠OPN ∠PNO Right Triangle T one right angle two acute angles 50° leg hypotenuse 40° S leg O Scalene Triangle TOS m∠TSO = 90 m∠TOS and m∠STO < 90 59 . m∠ABO.

and equilateral.501 Geometry Questions O 45° leg hypotenuse 45° R leg Q Isosceles Triangle ORQ Obtuse Triangle M 24° m∠ORQ = 90 m∠ROQ and m∠RQO < 90 two acute angles one obtuse angle 140° O 16° L Scalene Triangle LMO K 25° m∠LOM > 90 m∠OLM and m∠LMO < 90 130° 25° J O Isosceles Triangle JKO m∠OJK > 90 m∠JKO and m∠KOJ < 90 Note: Some acute. and obtuse triangles can also be scalene. 60 . isosceles. right. equiangular.

If the information describes a figure that cannot be a triangle. ΔQRS. write. mAD = 72 and m∠A = 90. mXY = 10. ΔJMR. where m∠1 = 30. 124. 61 . m∠Q = 22 and m∠S = 90. 118. ΔPQR. 120. where m∠1 = 184 and m∠2 = 86. 117. 119. 122. where m∠1 = 60 and m∠2 = 60. mBE = 22. mYW = 10.” 115. 126. ΔABD. In right triangle ABC. then ∠S measures ________. then ∠B measures ________. where m∠1 = 5. m∠D = 47 . 125. ΔKLM. if ∠R measures 134° and ∠Q measures 16°.501 Geometry Questions Set 23 State the name of the triangle based on the measures given. 123. 116. ΔDEZ. where m∠P = 31 and m∠R = 89. ΔWXY. “Cannot be a triangle. where mWX = 10. ΔCHI. and m∠X = 90. if ∠C measures 31° and ∠A measures 90°. In scalene triangle QRS. where mAB = 72. where mBD = 17. 121. ΔBDE. and m∠B = 47. ΔTAR. Set 24 Fill in the blanks based on your knowledge of triangles and angles. m∠2 = 60 and m∠3 = 90. where mKL = mLM = mMK. m∠2 = 120 and m∠3 = 67. where m∠R = 94.

then the vertex ∠E measures ________. 45° b. 50°. 128. Which of the following sets of interior angle measures would describe an acute isosceles triangle? a. can ∠C measure 30°? ________. In acute triangle ABC. then base ∠U measures ________. 60°. 100° 62 . Which of the following angle measurements would not describe an interior angle of a right angle? a. Set 25 Choose the best answer. In isosceles triangle TUV. In obtuse isosceles triangle EFG. 90°. 90°. 129.501 Geometry Questions 127. 60°. 90° c. 45°. 30° 132. 130. 50° d. 45° b. 90° d. 90°. 60° d. if the base ∠F measures 12°. 80°. 60° c. if vertex ∠T is supplementary to an angle in an equilateral triangle. 60°. 60° c. 60°. if ∠B measures 45°. 45°. 120°. 100°. 50° 131. Which of the following sets of interior angle measures would describe an obtuse isosceles triangle? a. 50°. 90°. 30° b. 30°.

If ΔJNM is equilateral and equiangular. m∠M = mNM 134. mJN = mMN b. ∠a or ∠b 138. a b 2 c 3 d 1 m∠2 = 111 135. m∠N = m∠J d. c. then ∠C measures a. which condition would not exist? a. 30°. d. JM JN c. In isosceles ΔABC. if vertex ∠A is twice the measure of base ∠B. 33°. ∠1 or ∠2 136. ∠3 or ∠d 137. 45°. determine which of the pair of angles given has a greater measure. b. ∠1 or ∠c 63 . Note: m∠2 = 111.501 Geometry Questions 133. 90°. Set 26 Using the obtuse triangle diagram below.

501 Geometry Questions 139. ∠2 or ∠d 64 . ∠3 or ∠b 141. ∠a or ∠c 140.

Not a triangle. however. 120. not both. Subtract from 180° the sum of ∠1 and ∠2. All three angles are acute. Add the measure of each angle together. Isosceles right triangle ABD. The sum of the measure of interior angles exceeds 180°. 122. Acute equilateral triangle KLM. and no triangle can have three right angles. and all three angles are different. 118. Scalene right triangle CHI. ∠A is a right angle and AB = AD. An equiangular triangle is an equilateral triangle. Isosceles acute triangle BDE. 121. “Triangle” WXY claims to be equilateral and right. like ∠1 and ∠2. 116. 119. 65 . Not a triangle. Subtract from 180° the sum of ∠P and ∠R. Base angles D and B are congruent. Acute scalene triangle PQR. “Triangle” QRS claims to have a right angle and an obtuse angle. 124. Not a triangle. ∠Q measures 60°. Any triangle can have one right angle or one obtuse angle. ∠3. 117. ΔPQR is acute scalene.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 23 115. and all three sides have different lengths. ∠1 and ∠2 are acute. Not a triangle. ∠3 is a right angle. “Triangle” TAR claims to have an angle that measures 184°. and both are always acute. Acute equilateral triangle DEZ. Every angle in a triangle measures less than 180°. 123. measures 60°. an equilateral triangle also has three congruent interior angles.

2x + x + x = 180°. d.501 Geometry Questions Set 24 125. c. d. Angles and sides are measured in different units. Choice a is not an obtuse triangle. 133. Step Two: 180 – m∠T = m∠U + m∠V. A right triangle has a right angle and two acute angles. 120 = m∠T. 156°. 60 inches is not the same as 60°. In choice b. it does not have any obtuse angles. Subtract 75° from 180°. m∠B = x and m∠C = x. 66 . it is a right triangle. Step Three: 60° shared by two congruent base angles equals two 30° angles. 180 – 120 = m∠U + m∠V. No. and ∠A measures 105°. In choice b and choice c the sum of the interior angle measures exceeds 180°. d. 4x = 180°. it also describes an isosceles triangle. Choice d suffers the reverse problem. 156 = m∠E 129. 180 – (m∠R + m∠Q) = m∠S. 59 = m∠B 126. 134. 180 – (m∠F + m∠G) = m∠E. its sum does not make 180°. the sum of interior angle measures exceeds 180°. 180 – 150 = m∠S. 180 – 121 = m∠B. 30°. Choice a is not an acute triangle because it has one right angle. 30°. Set 25 130. 132. 131. 128. x = 45°. Let m∠A = 2x. 180 – (m∠C + m∠A) = m∠B. 30 = m∠S 127. The sum of the measures of ∠B and ∠C equals 75°. ΔABC cannot be acute if any of its interior angles measure 90° or more. c. Though choice c describes an equilateral triangle. Step One: 180 – 60 = m∠T. 59°. 180 – 24 = m∠E. 60 = m∠U + m∠V.

138. 140. which means ∠b is also obtuse. 141. ∠b. It only makes sense that the measure of ∠d is greater than the measure of ∠2 all by itself. If ∠3 is acute. ∠1 and ∠3 must be acute. which means ∠b is also obtuse. ∠d. They are congruent and equal. ∠b is vertical to obtuse angle 2. ∠b is the vertical angle to obtuse ∠2. 139. The measure of an exterior angle equals the measure of the sum of nonadjacent interior angles. ∠d. which means the measure of ∠c equals the measure of ∠1 plus the measure of ∠3. The supplement to an obtuse angle is always acute. ∠b. If ∠2 is the obtuse angle in an obtuse triangle. 136. 67 . its supplement is obtuse. The measure of an exterior angle equals the measure of the sum of nonadjacent interior angles. Just as the measure of ∠2 exceeds the measure of ∠3. m∠a equals m∠c.501 Geometry Questions Set 26 135. ∠2. so too does the measure of ∠b. 137. which means the measure of ∠d equals the measure of ∠1 plus the measure of ∠2. ∠a and ∠c are a vertical pair. ∠c. It only makes sense that the measure of ∠c is greater than the measure of ∠1 all by itself.

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That is also you. In geometry. some are very alike. same size. Look at a 3 × 5 photograph of yourself. .7 Congruent Triangles Look in a regular bathroom mirror and you’ll see your reflection. and they do not look anything like you. but much smaller. Look at the people around you. and some are not alike at all. Same shape. Unless you have a twin. Some triangles are exactly alike. they aren’t you. figures also have their duplicates.

501 Geometry Questions Congruent Triangles R B S 0. but in proportion 70 .75 110° Same size Same shape Same measurements Similar Triangles C 1 60° B 30° 2 D 30° A 60° E Corresponding Angles of Similar Triangles Are Congruent (CASTC) A C ABD CBD CDB AED Corresponding Sides of Similar Triangles Are Proportional (CPSTP) 2 × BC = 1 × AB 2 × BD = 1 × BE 2 × CD = 1 × AE Different sizes Same shape Different measurements.75 110° A 1.5 C Q Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles Are Congruent (CPCTC) AB BC CA RQ RS SQ ∠A ∠B ∠C ∠Q ∠R ∠S 1.5 0.

then the two triangles are congruent.501 Geometry Questions Dissimilar Triangles R Q L K M S Different sizes Different shapes Different measurements The ability to show two triangles are congruent or similar is useful when establishing relationships between different planar figures. Congruent Triangles B R A C S Q Side-Side-Side (SSS) Postulate: If three sides of one triangle are congruent to three sides of another triangle. 71 . The next chapter will look at proving similar triangles. This chapter focuses on proving congruent triangles using formal postulates—those simple reversal statements that define geometry’s truths.

Using the information above. SAS c. choose choice d. B R “included” side A C S Q Angle-Side-Angle (ASA) Postulate: If two angles and the included side of one triangle are congruent to corresponding parts of another triangle. ASA d. 142. ∠A and ∠L are congruent. It cannot be determined. In ΔABC and ΔLMN. ∠B and ∠M are congruent and ∠C and ∠N are congruent. the triangles are congruent. 72 . SSS b. a. Set 27 Choose the best answer. then the triangles are congruent. which postulate proves that ΔABC and ΔLMN are congruent? If congruency cannot be determined.501 Geometry Questions B R “included” angle A C S Q Side-Angle-Side (SAS) Postulate: If two sides and the included angle of one triangle are congruent to the corresponding parts of another triangle.

Both sets must look exactly alike. SAS c. Name each of the triangles in order of corresponding vertices. ASA d. They are twelve books high against the wall. 146. Two sets of the same book are stacked triangularly against opposite walls. a. ASA d. and twelve books from the wall.501 Geometry Questions 143. choose choice d. M Given: O 50° 50° X 60° K N LN LM QO QO L R Q 60° P 145. The girls decide to use an arm length to separate each girl from her two other squad mates. SSS b. Name corresponding line segments. SAS c. Which postulate proves that the two stacks are congruent? If congruency cannot be determined. choose choice d. It cannot be determined. Set 28 Use the figure below to answer questions 145 through 148. a. SSS b. It cannot be determined. 73 . The Springfield cheerleaders need to make three identical triangles. 144. Which postulate proves that their triangles are congruent? If congruency cannot be determined.

C B F 1.5 1.5 D G y E 149. 148. 152. 74 . State the postulate that proves ΔBCD is congruent to ΔEFG. Set 30 Use the figure below to answer questions 153 through 156. State the postulate that proves ΔLMN is congruent to ΔOPQ. B Z A 3 C 2 D 2 F 3 G 2 I E H 2 153.5 110° 1. Find the measure of ∠X. 150. Find the measure of ∠y.5 1. 151.501 Geometry Questions 147. Set 29 Use the figure below to answer questions 149 through 152. Name corresponding line segments. Name each of the triangles in order of corresponding vertices. Name each set of congruent triangles in order of corresponding vertices.

State the postulate that proves ΔABC is congruent to ΔGEF. 158. I Given: JI GJ GI LM KL KM G K V 60° J IM 25° M L 157. 155. 75 . Find the measure of ∠V.501 Geometry Questions 154. 160. Set 31 Use the figure below to answer questions 157 through 160. 156. Name corresponding line segments. Name a set of congruent triangles in order of corresponding vertices. Find the measure of ∠Z. 159. State the postulate that proves ΔGIJ is congruent to ΔKML. Name corresponding line segments.

In the figure above.501 Geometry Questions Set 32 Use the diagram below to answer questions 161 through 163. ΔHGO is a ________ triangle. ∠x measures ________ degrees. B O G x K H 161. which triangles are congruent? What postulate proves it? 162. 76 . 163.

∠OKN. so. The wall and floor plane form a right angle. and ∠OKR’s supplement. Do not be afraid to sketch this problem if you are having difficulty visualizing it. d. (Always coordinate corresponding vertices. x = 20. The legs of each stack measure 12 books. Congruency cannot be determined. In later chapters you will learn more about similar triangles. Both stacks are right triangles with leg lengths of 12 and 12. there will be only one way to form those cheering triangles.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 27 142. ∠OKR measures 80°.) ∠Q 147. 77 . 143. Angle-Side-Angle postulate: ∠N LN ∠L QO ∠O 148. 144. a. 180 – (100 + 60) = 20.) 146. Finally. but in this chapter you need to know that congruent angles are not enough to prove triangles are congruent. measures 100°. ∠ORN measures 50°. b. LM OP MN PQ NL QO (Always coordinate corresponding endpoints. corresponding angles are congruent. Set 28 145. ΔLMN and ΔOPQ. As long as the arm lengths are consistent. When a transversal crosses a pair of parallel lines.

78 . m∠Y = 110 + 35.501 Geometry Questions Set 29 149. (Remember to align corresponding vertices. CD EF DB FG BC GE (Always coordinate corresponding endpoints. Both base angles measure half the difference of 110 from 180. or 35°. CA ∠I FG 156. Set 30 153. m∠Y = m∠F + m∠G. BC EF. Set one: AB Set two: DB BC DC GE. 180 – 90 = m∠Z. (Remember to align corresponding vertices. ΔEFG is an isosceles triangle whose vertex measures 110°. Side-Angle-Side Postulate: BD ∠D CD ∠F EF 152. CA DE GH EF HI DF GI FG 155. m∠Z = 90°. Side-Angle-Side: Set one: BC EF. ΔDEF.) FG 151. ΔDBC and ΔDEF are isosceles right triangles. ∠BCA Set two: BC EF HI ∠BCD ∠EFD CD FD IG ∠EFG. and ΔGHI make the second set. ΔDBC. ΔCDB and ΔEFG. which means the measures of ∠BDC and ∠EDF both equal 45°.) 154. There are two sets of congruent triangles in this question.) 150. m∠Y = 145. ΔABC and ΔGEF make one set. 180 − (m∠BDC + m∠EDF) = m∠Z.

45° 79 .501 Geometry Questions Set 31 157. Its vertex angle measures 25°.) 158. its base angles measure 77. Set 32 161.) GI IJ JG 159.5°. (Remember to align corresponding vertices. Side-Side-Side: KM ML LK 160. ΔKML and ΔGIJ. 180 – (m∠IKM + m∠MKL) = m∠JKL. m∠JKL = 42. 180 – (77.5 + 60) = m∠JKL. Side-Angle-Side postulate. isosceles right triangle 163. ΔIMK is an isosceles triangle.5° each. ΔKBO and ΔHGO are congruent.5. m∠V = 42. KM GI ML IJ LK JG (Always coordinate corresponding endpoints. 162.

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often—if it’s proportional. when does size matter? In geometry. Only their sizes differ. and Similarity If congruent triangles are like mirrors or identical twins. Proportion.Ratio. they are very related. then similar triangles are like fraternal twins: They are not exactly the same. 8 F B Similar Triangles A C G E Angle-Angle (AA) Postulate: If two angles of one triangle are congruent to two angles of another triangle. then the triangles are similar. however. Similar triangles share congruent angles and congruent shapes. So. .

82 . 1:3 = 1:3 = 1:3 Side-Side-Side (SSS) Postulate: If the lengths of the corresponding sides of two triangles are proportional. then the triangles are similar.501 Geometry Questions F B 9 3 1 3 A 2 C G 6 E See Ratios and Proportions AB : EF = 3:9 BC : FG = 1:3 CA : GE = 2:6 3:9 = 2:6 = 1:3 Reduce each ratio.

10:20 1:2 A proportion is a statement comparing two equal ratios.501 Geometry Questions F B 12 3 1 4 “included”angle A C G E See Ratios and Proportions AB : EF = 3:12 BC : FG = 1:4 3:12 = 1:4 Reduce each ratio. 10). then the triangles are similar. I add four more black pens to my collection. then the ratio of my bikes to your cars is 10 to 20. If I have 10 bikes and you have 20 cars. 1:4 = 1:4 Side-Angle-Side (SAS) Postulate: If the lengths of two pairs of corresponding sides of two triangles are proportional and the corresponding included angles are congruent. How many blue pens must I add to maintain the same ratio of blue 83 . The ratio of my blue pens to my black pens is 7:2. This ratio can be simplified to 1 to 2 by dividing each side of the ratio by the greatest common factor (in this case. Ratios and Proportions A ratio is a statement comparing any two quantities. Ratios are commonly written with a colon between the sets of objects being compared.

In similar ΔEFG. always line up like ratios. 2:1 d. 164. Angle-Angle b. Compare the ratios: 7:2 = 21:6. a. In ΔABC. If you reduce the right side. 2:3 c. State the ratio of side AB to side EF. corresponding side EF measures 24 inches. If ΔDFG and ΔJKL are both right and isosceles. Angle-Side-Angle 165. which postulate proves they are similar? a. The ratio 7:2 is not equal to the ratio 6:21! Set 33 Choose the best answer.501 Geometry Questions pens to black pens in my collection? The answer: 14 blue pens. 2:4 b. Side-Angle-Side d. side AB measures 16 inches. Caution: When writing a proportion. the proportion reads 7:2 = 7:2 A proportion can also be written as a fraction: 7 2 = 21 6 Proportions and ratios are useful for finding unknown sides of similar triangles because corresponding sides of similar triangles are always proportional. Side-Side-Side c. 8:4 84 .

501 Geometry Questions 166. 60 inches. If BE measures 30 inches. Use the figure below to find a proportion to solve for x. 12 55° 6 55° 12 6 45° 55° 55° 45° x 20 a. 6 inches. 150 inches. d. b. In similar triangles UBE and ADF. 85 . b. d. 12 6 12 20 20 12 12 6 = = = = 20 (20 – x) x 6 6 x 20 x 167. c. UB measures 10 inches while corresponding AD measures 2 inches. then corresponding DF measures a. 12 inches. c.

Find RQ. 86 . 169. R 22 N 11 O 20 17 34 M Q 168. Name each of the triangles in order of their corresponding vertices. State the postulate that proves similarity.501 Geometry Questions Set 34 Use the figure below to answer questions 168 through 171. 171. Name corresponding line segments. 170.

501 Geometry Questions Set 35 Use the figure below to answer questions 172 through 175. Name a pair of similar triangles in order of corresponding vertices. Name a pair of similar triangles in order of corresponding vertices. 174. Prove that WX and YB are parallel. Name corresponding line segments. B Set 36 Use the figure below to answer questions 176 through 179. 175. 87 . State the postulate that proves similarity. A 50° 5X B 50° 7 D X C 50° E 176. W 50° 70° X A 50° Y 70° 172. 173.

Choice ________ is congruent to ΔE. 183. 182. Choice ________ is similar to ΔB. Find AE. 179. Set 37 Fill in the blanks with a letter from a corresponding figure in the box below. State the postulate that proves similarity. Name corresponding line segments. Triangle A 60° 20 30° a Triangle E b Triangle F Triangle B 60° Triangle C 30° Triangle D 62° 2 60° 20 60° 36 10° c 39 d Triangle G Triangle H 5 36° e Triangle I 54° 90° f Triangle J 54° 5 90° i 30° 90° 5 j 36° 10 12 108° 13 g Triangle K 60° 2 2 10 60° h Triangle L 108° 36 62° k l 60° 180. Choice ________ is congruent to ΔB. Choice ________ is similar to ΔA. 88 . 184.501 Geometry Questions 177. 181. 178. Choice ________ is congruent to ΔA.

Choice ________ is similar to ΔE. 89 . Choice ________ is similar to ΔD. Triangle(s)________ are equilateral triangles. 186. Triangle(s)________ are right triangles. 188.501 Geometry Questions 185. 187. Choice ________ is congruent to ΔD. 189.

QR and MN. The comparison now reads. A ratio is a comparison. c. Create the equation: 30 = 5x. The ratio means that a line segment in the larger triangle is always 5 times more than the corresponding line segment in a similar triangle. or 2:1. that ratio is 10:2 or 5:1. not x. If the ratio between corresponding linesegments. x = 6. they are proportional. This ratio can be simplified by dividing each side of the ratio by the common factor 8. Choices a. The angles of a right isosceles triangle always measure 45 – 45 – 90. and a corresponding side in another triangle measures 24 inches. 166. Side-Angle-Side. right isosceles triangles are similar. a. If the line segment measures 30 inches. and the ratio between corresponding line segments QO and MO is also 2:1. 90 . Since at least two corresponding angles are congruent. 2:3 or 2 to 3. 165. Set 34 168. RO and NO is 22:11.) 169. When writing a proportion. ΔOQR and ΔOMN. b. state the ratio between similar triangles. RO and NO. d. they are proportional. (Remember to align corresponding vertices. 170. d. If one side of a triangle measures 16 inches. First. The proportions in choices b and c are misaligned. 167. Always coordinate corresponding endpoints. Choice a looks for the line segment 20 – x. Corresponding line segments are OQ and OM. The sides of similar triangles are not congruent. and d simplify into the same incorrect ratio of 2:1 or 1:2. it is 5 times more than the corresponding line segment. corresponding parts must parallel each other. then the ratio is 16:24.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 33 164.

Set 36 176. CA and CB. AC actually measures 5x + x. XY acts like a transversal across WX and BY.501 Geometry Questions 171. Create the equation: 20 = 1 x. 178. Always coordinate corresponding endpoints. From the last question. it is half the size of the corresponding line segment. YW and BA. 174. (Remember to align corresponding vertices. only an all-angular postulate can prove triangle similarity. x = 42.) 173. That ratio means that a line segment in the smaller triangle is half the size of the corresponding line segment in the larger triangle. The ratio is 6x:1x. 91 . remember that corresponding sides AC and BC share part of a line segment. Angle-Angle postulate. then the corresponding side of the larger triangle will measure 6 times 7. XY and YB. (Remember to align corresponding vertices. 179. 175. This is a little tricky. x = 40. Corresponding line segments are AE and BD. When alternate interior angles are congruent. ΔAEC and ΔBDC. If the side of the smaller triangle measures 7. Angle-Angle postulate. Since there are no side measurements to compare. you know the ratio between similar triangles OQR and OMN is 2:1. or 6x. If that line segment measures 20 inches. or 6:1.) 177. or 42. In this case. 2 Set 35 172. EC and DC. vertex C applies to both triangles. Corresponding line segments are WX and AY. Always coordinate corresponding endpoints. ∠WXY and ∠BYA are congruent alternate interior angles. WX and BY are parallel. Though it is easy to overlook. x = 40. then lines are parallel. When you state the ratio between triangles. ΔWXY and ΔAYB.

184. 186. which proves similarity. l. 183. choice c was determined to be congruent to ΔA because of congruent sides. 185. k. Choice f has the same right scalene shape as ΔE. Because the two angles given in ΔA are 30° and 60°. and 90°. 60°. However. the third angle in ΔA is 90°. Choice h has the same equilateral shape as ΔB. which proves congruency. They are not congruent. In choice i. According to the Angle-Angle postulate. 54°. the triangle’s hypotenuse measures 5. and 90°. 92 . consequently. they are only similar. The three angles in ΔD respectively measure 62°. They are congruent. Like ΔA. f. choices c and i also have angles that measure 30°. and 108°. h. The line segments between the 36° and 90° angles in choices j and e are congruent. j. but choice l also has an included congruent side. at least two congruent angles prove similarity. In the previous answer. Choices h and k are also equilateral triangles (an isosceles triangle whose vertex measures 60° must also have base angles that measure 60°). The three angles in ΔE measure 36°. it has the same shape as ΔA but is smaller. 182. an included side must also be congruent. 181. and 90°. at least two congruent angles prove similarity. ΔA and the triangle in choice c have congruent hypotenuses. According to the Angle-Angle postulate. 10°. they are not congruent triangles. they are only similar. Choice l has a set of corresponding and congruent angles. i. an included side must also be congruent. Choices f and j also have angles that measure 36°. they are only similar triangles. ΔB is an equilateral triangle. only choice k and ΔB are congruent because of congruent sides. To be congruent. c.501 Geometry Questions Set 37 180. 54°. To be congruent. but they are not congruent. but they are different sizes.

c. f. i. e. k. 188. 189. g. the Side-Angle-Side postulate proves it is similar to ΔD. b.501 Geometry Questions 187. Any triangle with a 90° interior angle is a right triangle. 93 . The sides on either side of the 108° angle are proportional and the included angle is obviously congruent. a. Any triangle with congruent sides and congruent angles is an equilateral. equiangular triangle. Choice g has only one given angle. h. j.

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To use the Pythagorean theorem. 4 × 4 = 16 42(exponent) (base) = 16 Pythagorean Theorem a2 + b2 = c2 . you must know squares—not the foursided figure—but a number times itself. you will need the Pythagorean theorem. A number multiplied by itself is raised to the second power.9 Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem In Chapters 7 and 8. you found the unknown sides of a triangle using the known sides of similar and congruent triangles. To find an unknown side of a single right triangle.

501 Geometry Questions leg a leg a c hypotenuse c a leg b hypotenuse c b leg b leg The longest side is always the hypotenuse. Find hypotenuse QR. R c=? Q b=4 a=3 S a2 + b2 = c2 32 + 42 = c2 9 + 16 = c2 25 = c2 Take the square root of each side: 25 = 5=c c2 96 . therefore the longest side is always c.

K a=? L c = √2 b=1 M a2 + b2 = c2 a2 + 12 = ( 2)2 a2 + 1 = 2 a2 = 1 Take the square root of each side: a2 = Find CD. D 1 a = 20 E b=? c = 40 C a2 + b2 = c2 202 + b2 = 402 400 + b2 = 1.600 b2 = 1.501 Geometry Questions Find KL.200 97 .

501 Geometry Questions Take the square root of each side: b2 = b = 20 1. ΔGHI is obtuse. the Pythagorean theorem can tell you whether that triangle is obtuse or acute. Is ΔGHI obtuse or acute? H c = 12 b=8 G a=6 I a2 + b2 c2 62 + 82 122 36 + 64 100 < 144 144. if all the sides of any given triangle are known.200 3 The Pythagorean theorem can only find a side of a right triangle. Therefore. but none of the angles are known. 98 . However.

then the triangle is a. and 20. acute. acute. Set 38 Choose the best answer. c. obtuse. 190. 99 . b. 16. c. obtuse. b.501 Geometry Questions Is ΔJKL obtuse or acute? K a=2 c=2 J b=2 L a2 + b2 c2 22 + 22 22 4+4 8 > 4 4 Therefore. ΔJKL is acute. If the sides of a triangle measure 3. If the sides of a triangle measure 12. right. then the triangle is a. 191. It cannot be determined. right. and 5. d. d. It cannot be determined. 4.

and 16. d. 196. then the triangle is a. obtuse. right. It cannot be determined. c. b. If the sides of a triangle measure 15. If the sides of a triangle measure 6. 3. 195. acute. right. and 26. d. c. obtuse. and an angle measures 34°. d. If the sides of a triangle measure 2. and 22. 16. c. d. It cannot be determined. acute. right. then the triangle is a. 194. c. acute. obtuse. 12. acute. then the triangle is a. It cannot be determined. 17. right. and 15. b. right. obtuse. then the triangle is a. d. then the triangle is a. obtuse.501 Geometry Questions 192. 193. b. b. It cannot be determined. c. If two sides of a triangle measure 4 and 14. If the sides of a triangle measure 12. b. It cannot be determined. 100 . acute.

Timmy arranges the walls of his shed on the ground. 25 paces.501 Geometry Questions Set 39 Choose the best answer. Eva turns 90° left and walks 5 paces. c. 400 meters c. 5 feet b. 7 feet c. If the legs are connected to the table at a right angle. b. The base of the first side measures 10 feet. 40 meters b. 61 paces. She sees another plane flying straight behind the first. 101 . 325 feet. then what is the distance between the bottom of each leg and the end of the tabletop? a. 198. Dorothy is standing directly 300 meters under a plane. 36 paces. How far apart are the planes from each other? a. d. it would measure a. c. 22 paces. 225 feet.000 meters d. Carr continues straight and walks 6 paces. 35 feet. It is 500 meters away from her. 25 feet 199. 197. 4. If the walls are at a right angle from each other. and she has not moved.000 meters 200. The base of the second side measures 15 feet. Eva and Carr meet at a corner. the measure from the end of one side to the end of the second side equals a. b. d. 14 feet d. 40. If a line segment connected them. The legs of a table measure 3 feet long and the top measures 4 feet long. 50 feet.

Set 41 Use the figure below to answer questions 204 through 206. Which triangles in the figure above are congruent and/or similar? 202.501 Geometry Questions Set 40 Use the figure below to answer questions 201 through 203. Find the value of a. 203. 206. Which triangles in the figure above are congruent and/or similar? 205. Find the value of y. S U V W Given: SU VU SV ZY SY VY UY = 7 SY = 5 2 SZ WX Z a Y X 204. Find the value of x. C Given: CD BD FD FE 3x T 4 18 BT BS DT B D y S E F 201. Is ΔZSY acute or obtuse? 102 .

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A x B C Given: AE x 13√2 2 F 1 E D FE ED CE

207. Which triangles in the figure above are congruent and/or similar? 208. Find the value of x. 209. Find AC.

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501 Geometry Questions 211. Find the value of w. 212. Find the value of x. 213. Find the value of y. 214. Find the value of Z. 215. Is ΔBGC acute or obtuse?

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190. b. This is a popular triangle, so know it well. A 3-4-5 triangle is a

right triangle. Apply the Pythagorean theorem: a2 + b2 = c2. 32 + 42 = 52. 9 + 16 = 25. 25 = 25.
191. b. This is also a 3–4–5 triangle. Simplify the measurement of each

side by dividing 12, 16, and 20 by 4:

12 4

= 3.

16 4

= 4.

20 4

= 5.

192. a. Plug the given measurements into the Pythagorean theorem

(the largest side is always c in the theorem): 152 + 172 = 222. 225 + 289 = 484. 514 > 484. When the sum of the smaller sides squared is greater than the square of the largest side, then the triangle is acute.
193. c. Plug the given measurements into the Pythagorean theorem:

62 + 162 = 262. 36 + 256 = 676. 292 < 676. When the sum of the smaller sides squared is less than the square of the largest side, then the triangle is obtuse.
194. a. Plug the given measurements into the Pythagorean theorem:

122 + 122 = 152. 144 + 144 = 225. 288 > 225. Acute.
195. d. The Pythagorean theorem does not include any angles. Without

a third side or a definite right angle, this triangle cannot be determined.
196. c. Plug the given measurements into the Pythagorean theorem:

22 + 32 = 162. 4 + 9 = 256. 13 < 256. Obtuse.
197. d. The corner forms the right angle of this triangle; Eva and Carr

walk the distance of each leg, and the question wants to know the hypotenuse. Plug the known measurements into the Pythagorean theorem: 52 + 62 = c2. 25 + 36 = c2. 61 = c2. 61 = c.
198. a. The connection between the leg and the tabletop forms the

right angle of this triangle.The length of the leg and the length of

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the top are the legs of the triangle, and the question wants to know the distance of the hypotenuse. Plug the known measurements into the Pythagorean theorem: 32 + 42 = c2. 9 + 16 = c2. 25 = c2. 5 = c. If you chose answer d, you forgot to take the square root of the 25. If you chose answer b, you added the legs together without squaring them first.
199. b. The first plane is actually this triangle’s right vertex. The

distance between Dorothy and the second plane is the hypotenuse. Plug the known measurements into the Pythagorean theorem: 3002 + b2 = 5002. 90,000 + b2 = 250,000. b2 = 160,000. b = 400. Notice that if you divided each side by 100, this is another 3-4-5 triangle.
200. d. The bases of Timmy’s walls form the legs of this right triangle.

The hypotenuse is unknown. Plug the known measurements into the Pythagorean theorem: 102 + 152 = c2. 100 + 225 = c2. 325 = c2. 325 = c. Set 40
201. ΔSBT and ΔEFD are congruent to each other (Side-Angle-

Side theorem) and similar to ΔBDC (Angle-Angle theorem).
202. x = 4. Because ΔBCD is an isosceles right triangle, BD is con-

gruent to CD. Plug 3x, 3x, and 4 18 into the Pythagorean theorem: (3x)2 + (3x)2 = (4 18)2. 9x2 + 9x2 = 288. 18x2 = 288. x2 = 16. x = 4.
203. y = 6

2. In the question above, you found x = 4. Therefore, BD = 12. Since BT = DT, they both equal 6. Since BT = FD = FE, FD = FE = 6. Plug 6, 6, and y into the Pythagorean theorem.

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204. ΔSUY is congruent to ΔVUY (Side-Side-Side theorem). 205. a = 2. SU + UV = ZY. SU = UV. To find the measure of SU, plug

the given measurements of ΔSUY into the Pythagorean theorem. 72 + b2 = (5 2)2 49 + b2 = 50. b2 = 1. b = 1 = 1. a = 1 + 1.
206. Acute. ΔZSY is an isosceles triangle. Two of its sides measure

5 2. The third side measures 2. Plug the given measures into the Pythagorean theorem. 22 + (5 2)2 = (5 2)2. Thus, 4 + 50 = 50; 54 > 50. Therefore, ΔZSY is acute. Set 42
207. ΔACE is similar to ΔFDE (Angle-Angle theorem). Both

triangles are isosceles, and they share a common vertex point. Ultimately, all their angles are congruent.
208. x = 13. Even though you don’t know the measurement of x in

ΔABF, you do know that two sides measure x. Plug the measurements of ΔABF into the Pythagorean theorem. x2 + x2 = (13 2)2. 2x2 = 338. x2 = 169. x = 13.
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2 + 2. The ratio between corresponding line segments AE and FE is 13 2 + 1:1. Since FD = 2, AC is twice the size of AE.

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210. ΔAFE and ΔBGE are congruent (Side-Side-Side postulate).

ΔABF and ΔBCG are congruent (Side-Side-Side postulate).
211. w = 21. Plug the measurements of ΔECD into the Pythagorean

theorem: 32 + w2 = (15 2)2. 9 + w2 = 450. w2 = 441. w = 21.
212. x = 7. Corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent

(CPCTC). If EC is 21, then EA is also 21. Plug the measurements of ΔAFE into the Pythagorean theorem: 212 + x2 = (7 10)2. 441 + x2 = 490. x2 = 49. x = 7.

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y = 14. Z = 21 2. If BE is 21 and FE is 7. 882 = Z2. 214. Plug the measurements of ΔBEC into the Pythagorean theorem: 212 + 212 = Z2. subtract 7 from 21 to find BF. You could just guess that m∠BGC > 90°.501 Geometry Questions 213. Obtuse. 441 + 441 = Z2. 21 – 7 = 14. Because of CPCTC. 21 2 = Z. AE is also congruent to BE. 215. However. the question wants you to use the Pythagorean theorem to show (7 10)2 + 142 < (21 2)2. 108 .

4 diagonals: AC. CD. BD . DA vertices: ∠DAB. ∠CDA interior ∠’s: DAB. 3. ∠ABC. 2. ABC. Consecutive sides are adjoining sides of a polygon. CDA exterior ∠’s: 1. ∠BCD. BCD. BC. there is a vertex for every side of a polygon.Properties of Polygons A triangle has three sides and three vertices. and consecutive vertices are vertices that are at opposite ends of a side: 10 A 1 B 2 4 D 3 C sides: AB. As a rule.

∠B. therefore polygon ABCDE is convex. ∠D. 110 . B A C E D m∠A.501 Geometry Questions Naming Polygons A 1 H 8 B 2 3 4 6 F 5 E C G 7 D Regular Octagon ABCDEFGH sides: AB = BC = CD = DE = EF = FG = GH = HA interior ∠’s: ∠1 ≅ ∠2 ≅ ∠3 ≅ ∠4 ≅ ∠5 ≅ ∠6 ≅ ∠7 ≅ ∠8 Regular polygons are polygons that are equilateral and equiangular. ∠E. < 180. ∠C.

a rectangular city block 217. If any of the vertices of a polygon point inward or if the measure of any vertex exceeds 180°. Count the polygon’s sides. Five-sided figures or more take special prefixes: Five-sided PENTAgon Six-sided HEXAgon Seven-sided HEPTAgon Eight-sided OCTAgon Nine-sided NONAgon Ten-sided DECAgon Twelve-sided DODECAgon SET 44 State whether the object is or is not a polygon and why. (Envision each of these objects as simply as possible. the block letter “M” carved into the tree 111 . A three-sided figure is a triangle. the polygon is a concave polygon.501 Geometry Questions B A D G E C F m∠D > 180°. otherwise there will always be exceptions. therefore polygon ABCDEFG is concave.) 216. Vertices of a convex polygon all point outwards (all regular polygons are also convex polygons). branches of a tree 219. A four-sided figure is a quadrilateral. Manhattan’s grid of city blocks 218.

112 . an ergonomic chair 223. Is it convex or concave? 225. How many diagonals can be drawn from vertex O? 226. B A C O D E 224. outline of a television 221.501 Geometry Questions 220. Name the polygon. this polygon is a ________. How many sides does the polygon have? Based on its number of sides. lace Set 45 Use the diagram below to answer questions 224 through 226. a human face on the TV 222.

this polygon is a ________. How many diagonals can be drawn from vertex O? 229. Name the polygon. Set 47 Use the diagram below to answer questions 230 through 232. V U W S X Z O Y 230. How many diagonals can be drawn from vertex O? 113 .501 Geometry Questions Set 46 Use the diagram below to answer questions 227 through 229. Is it convex or concave? 231. Name the polygon. Is it convex or concave? P 228. How many sides does the polygon have? Based on its number of sides. L M O N Q 227.

238. Name the polygon. ∠DEF and ∠EFG are ________. 237. In polygon CDEFG. How many sides does the polygon have? Based on its number of sides. I H J Given: HI KL P K NO IJ LM OP JK MN PH O L N M 233. In polygon CDEFG. this polygon is a ________. 114 . Set 49 Use your knowledge of polygons to fill in the blank. Set 48 Use the diagram below to answer questions 233 through 235. How many sides does the polygon have? Based on its number of sides. 236. Is it convex or concave? 234.501 Geometry Questions 232. In polygon CDEFG. CD and DE are ________. How many diagonals can be drawn from vertex O? 235. this polygon is a ________. ∠EFG is also ________. 239. CE. In polygon CDEFG. DF and EG are ________.

verify your answer by using the formula s = 180(n – 2). Determine the sum of the polygon’s interior angles using the number of triangles. C B D G F 240. How many triangles can be drawn in the accompanying polygon at one time? 243. then apply the formula s = 180 (n – 2) to verify your answer. 115 . Determine the sum of the polygon’s interior angles using the number of triangles. K L P M N 242.501 Geometry Questions Set 50 Use diagonals to draw the triangles below. How many triangles can be drawn in the accompanying polygon at one time? 241. where s is the sum of the interior angles and n is the number of sides the polygon has.

501 Geometry Questions U V T W S X Z Y An irregular octagon 244. then apply the formula s = 180 (n – 2) to verify your answer. 116 . How many triangles can be drawn in the accompanying polygon at one time? 245. Determine the sum of the polygon’s interior angles using the number of triangles.

501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 44 216. Polygon. Block letters are closed multi-sided figures. Not a polygon. Also. lace is very intricate. An ergonomic chair is a chair designed to contour to your body. 222. Three diagonals can be drawn from vertex O: OA. DOEABC. OB. Not a polygon. lace has lots of line segments that meet at lots of different points. Not a polygon. 117 . Polygon. they are sides. 220. and they “branch” out at points that are also not endpoints. 218. Not a polygon. 219. A classic television screen is rectangular. OEABCD. 223. any one of these names will do: BCDOEA. 217. A single city block is a closed four-sided figure. Branches are open. Like the human face. CDOEAB. it has four sides and four vertices. but primarily it has few if any straight line segments. Polygon ABCDOE. 221. Polygon. each of its line segments begin and end at an endpoint. As long as you list the vertices in consecutive order. each of its corners is a vertex. 225. EABCDO. The human face is very complex. It is usually curved to support the natural curves of the hip and spine. A grid is not a polygon because its lines intersect at points that are not endpoints. Set 45 224. OD and OE are not diagonals. OC. Unlike the human face. Not a polygon. polygon ABCDOE is concave because the measure of vertex O exceeds 180°.

Five diagonals can be drawn from vertex O: OZ. 231. MNPQOL. 228. OJ. then your name for the polygon given is correct. OK. 235. 232. Polygon SUVWXOYZ has eight sides. Also. PQOLMN. Set 46 227. Also. 229. any one of these names will do: LMNPQO. Polygon SUVWXOYZ. Set 47 230. Polygon ABCOE has six sides. Polygon OLMNPQ has 6 sides. OP. it is a hexagon. W. it is an octagon. Polygon HIJKLMNOP. The measures of vertices U. If you list every vertex in consecutive order. 118 . QOLMNP. Polygon HIJKLMNOP has nine sides. ON. it is a hexagon.501 Geometry Questions 226. OI. 234. List every vertex in consecutive order and your answer is correct. NPQOLM. OW. As long as you list their vertices in consecutive order. OV. it is a nonagon. Polygon OLMNPQ. OS. polygon HIJKLMNOP is regular and convex. O and Z exceed 180°. Six diagonals can be drawn from vertex O: OH. Set 48 233. OU. OL. Three diagonals can be drawn from vertex O: OM. polygon OLMNPQ is concave because vertex N exceeds 180°. Also. and OM. polygon SUVWXOYZ is concave.

239. Diagonals. 119 . Draw polygon CDEFG to see that yes. Remember when drawing your triangles that a diagonal must go from endpoint to endpoint. Consecutive sides. s = 540. 237. Look back at the drawing you made of polygon CDEFG. 241. it is a diagonal. Consecutive vertices. Set 50 For solutions to 240 and 241. The interior angles of a convex pentagon will always measure 540° together.501 Geometry Questions Set 49 236. CD and DE are consecutive sides. When a line segment connects nonconsecutive end- points in a polygon. three triangles can be drawn in polygon BCDFG. At any one time. 238. s = 180(5 – 2). refer to image below. If the interior angles of a triangle measure 180° together. s = 180(3). or 540. C B D G F 240. then three sets of interior angles measure 180 × 3. You can see that ∠E and ∠F are consecutive vertices. Apply the formula s = 180 (n – 2). ∠GFE or ∠F.

U V T W S X Z Y 244. Again. 180 × 6 = 1080. refer to the image below. Apply the formula s = 180(n – 2). K L P M N 242. 245. s = 180(8 – 2). refer to the image below. s = 1. At any one time. Apply the formula s = 180(n – 2).501 Geometry Questions For solutions to 242 and 243. s = 540. six triangles can be drawn in polygon STUVWXYZ. three triangles can be drawn in polygon KLMNP. s = 180(6). You have again confirmed that the interior angles of a convex pentagon will always measure 540° together. 243. At any one time. 120 .080. For solutions to 244 and 245. 180 × 3 = 540.

rectangles. A square shares all those unique properties. or rhombuses. Below are those particular characteristics that make each quadrilateral an individual. and squares are all members of a four-sided polygon family called the quadrilaterals. triangles are not squares. making it the most unique quadrilateral. rhombuses.11 Quadrilaterals As you would guess. But squares are rhombuses. Each member has a unique property that makes it distinctive from its fellow members. How can this be? Parallelograms. and parallelograms. Quadrilateral Parallelogram Four-sided figure Four-sided figure Two pairs of parallel lines Opposite sides are congruent Opposite angles are congruent Consecutive angles are supplementary Diagonals bisect each other Four-sided figure Two pairs of parallel lines Opposite sides are congruent All angles are congruent Consecutive angles are supplementary Diagonals bisect each other Diagonals are congruent Rectangle . Neither are parallelograms. rectangles. rectangles.

The sides of Mary’s chalkboard consecutively measure 9 feet.501 Geometry Questions Rhombus Four-sided figure Two pairs of parallel lines All sides are congruent Opposite angles are congruent Consecutive angles are supplementary Diagonals bisect each other Diagonals bisect the angle of a rhombus Diagonals form perpendicular lines Four-sided figure Two pairs of parallel lines All sides are congruent All angles are congruent Consecutive angles are supplementary Diagonals bisect each other Diagonals are congruent Diagonals bisect the angle of a square Diagonals form perpendicular lines Four-sided figure One pair of parallel lines Four-sided figure One pair of parallel lines Base angles are congruent Congruent legs Congruent diagonals Square Trapezoid Isosceles Trapezoid Set 51 Choose the best answer. 246. parallelogram. d. 5 feet. rhombus. c. b. Without any other information. you can determine that Mary’s chalkboard is a a. square. 9 feet and 5 feet. 122 . rectangle.

d. congruent diagonals. 7. interior angles that measure 360°. and an isosceles trapezoid all have a. 248. A figure with four sides and perpendicular diagonals could be a a. b. what are the minimum dimensions of the rectangle? a. congruent to the other square. rectangle or square.5 feet. b.5 feet.501 Geometry Questions 247. d. a square. b. c. 249. The sides of a square measure 2. 5 feet. opposite congruent angles. b. A square whose vertices are the midpoints of another square is a. 2. A figure with four sides and four congruent angles could be a a. an open figure. twice the size of the other square. opposite congruent sides.5 feet 250. 7. d. trapezoid or rhombus. 251.5 feet. c. a rectangle. If three squares fit perfectly side-by-side in one rectangle.5 feet c. half the size of the other square. c. b. It cannot be determined. rectangle or trapezoid. rectangle or trapezoid. A rhombus. 2. rhombus or square. It cannot be determined. rectangle or square.5 feet b. c.5 feet each. c. four interior angles that measure 360°. 7. 123 . 252. d. d. 3 feet d. Four line segments connected end-to-end will always form a. 7. rhombus or square. trapezoid or rhombus.

501 Geometry Questions 253. A figure with four sides and diagonals that bisect each angle could

be a a. rectangle. b. rhombus. c. parallelogram. d. trapezoid.
254. A figure with four sides and diagonals that bisect each other could

NOT be a a. rectangle. b. rhombus. c. parallelogram. d. trapezoid.

Set 52
Fill in the blanks based on your knowledge of quadrilaterals. More than one answer may be correct.
255. If quadrilateral ABCD has two sets of parallel lines, it could be

________.
256. If quadrilateral ABCD has four congruent sides, it could be

________.
257. If quadrilateral ABCD has exactly one set of opposite congruent

sides, it could be ________.
258. If quadrilateral ABCD has opposite congruent angles, it could be

________.
259. If quadrilateral ABCD has consecutive angles that are

supplementary, it could be ________.
260. If quadrilateral ABCD has congruent diagonals, it could be

________.

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501 Geometry Questions 261. If quadrilateral ABCD can be divided into two congruent triangles,

it could be ________.
262. If quadrilateral ABCD has diagonals that bisect each vertex angle

in two congruent angles, it is ________.

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Choose the best answer.
263. If an angle in a rhombus measures 21°, then the other three angles

consecutively measure a. 159°, 21°, 159° b. 21°, 159°, 159° c. 69°, 21°, 69° d. 21°, 69°, 69° e. It cannot be determined.
264. In an isosceles trapezoid, the angle opposite an angle that measures

62° measures a. 62°. b. 28°. c. 118°. d. 180°. e. It cannot be determined.
265. In rectangle WXYZ, ∠WXZ and ∠XZY

a. b. c. d. e.

are congruent. are alternate interior angles. form complementary angles with ∠WZX and ∠YXZ. all of the above It cannot be determined.

266. In square ABCD, ∠ABD

a. b. c. d. e.

measures 45°. is congruent with ∠ADC. forms a supplementary pair with ∠ADB. all of the above It cannot be determined.
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501 Geometry Questions 267. In parallelogram KLMN, if diagonal KM measures 30 inches, then

a. b. c. d. e.

KL measures 18 inches. LM measures 24 inches. diagonal LN is perpendicular to diagonal KM. all of the above It cannot be determined.

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A 12 B

12

o

12

a

D

12

C m∠BCA = 72 m∠BDA = 18

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P

268. Using your knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals, show that

diagonals AC and BD intersect perpendicularly.
269. Using your knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals, what is the

length of imaginary side BP?
270. Using your knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals, what is the

length of diagonal DB?

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246. c. All parallelograms have opposite congruent sides including

rectangles, rhombuses and squares. However, without more information, you cannot be any more specific than a parallelogram.
247. b. The interior angles of a quadrilateral total 360°. Choices a and c

are incorrect because the question states each line segment connects end-to-end; this is a closed figure, but it is not necessarily a square.
248. b. Find the point along a line segment that would divide that line

segment into two equal pieces. That is the line segment’s midpoint. Connect the midpoint of a square together and you have another square that is half the existing square.
249. d. Three squares in a row will have three times the length of one

square, or 2.5 in. × 3 = 7.5 in. However, the width will remain the length of just one square, or 2.5 in.
250. c. Rectangles and rhombuses have very little in common with

isosceles trapezoids except one set of parallel lines, one set of opposite congruent sides, and four interior angles that measure 360°.
251. b. Rectangles and squares have four 90° angles because their four

sides are perpendicular. Choices a, c, and d are all quadrilaterals, but they are not defined by their right angles.
252. a. Rhombuses and squares have congruent sides and diagonals that

are perpendicular. Because their sides are not congruent, rectangles and trapezoids do not have diagonals that cross perpendicularly.
253. b. A rhombus’s diagonal bisects its vertices.

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501 Geometry Questions 254. d. Diagonals of a trapezoid are not congruent unless the trapezoid

is an isosceles trapezoid. Diagonals of any trapezoid do not bisect each other. Set 52
255. A parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a square. Two

pairs of parallel lines define each of these four-sided figures.
256. a rhombus or a square 257. an isosceles trapezoid 258. A parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a square. When a

transversal crosses a pair of parallel lines, alternate interior angles are congruent, while same side interior angles are supplementary. Draw a parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, and a square; extend each of their sides. Find the “Z” and “C” shaped intersections in each drawing.
259. A parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a square. Again,

look at the drawing you made above to see why consecutive angles are supplementary.
260. a rectangle, a square, an isosceles trapezoid 261. a parallelogram, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a square 262. a rhombus or a square

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263. a. The first consecutive angle must be supplementary to the given

angle. The angle opposite the given angle must be congruent. Consequently, in consecutive order, the angles measure 180 − 21, or 159, 21, and 159. Choice b does not align the angles in consecutive order; choice c mistakenly subtracts 21 from 90 when consecutive angles are supplementary, not complementary.

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d. then ∠CAD also measures 72°. and when they are added with their adjacent angle. the two angles form a 90° angle. they are congruent. they are not congruent. all four angles of intersection measure 90°. which means alternate interior angles are congruent. a. opposite sides of a rhombus are parallel. 266. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse of ΔBPD. a = 4 5. Because AC and DB are intersecting straight lines. m∠AOD = 90. Set 54 268. Opposite angles in an isosceles trapezoid are supplementary. 80 + 400 = c2. ∠WXZ and ∠XZY are alternate interior angles along the diagonal. 480 = c2. XZ is a diagonal in rectangle WXYZ. BP is the height of rhombus ABCD and the leg of ΔBPC. BD is a diagonal in square ABCD. e. Choice a describes a consecutive angle along the same parallel line.501 Geometry Questions 264. If ∠BCA measures 72°. c = 4 129 . It bisects vertices B and D. a2 = 80. Also. 267. 269. if one angle of intersection measures 90°. It cannot be determined. not 180°. 30. 265. The sum of the measures of all three interior angles of a triangle must equal 180°: 72 + 18 + m∠AOB = 180. First. which is diagonal BD: (4 5)2 + (12 + 8)2 = c2. choice c is incorrect because when two 45° angles are added together they measure 90°. a2 + 64 = 144. c. 4 30 = c. Use the Pythagorean theorem: a2 + 82 = 122. creating four congruent 45° angles. which means the lines perpendicularly meet. a = 4 5. Choice b is incorrect because ∠ABD is half of ∠ADC. 270.

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s = n × p. b. its outline. where p is the polygon’s perimeter. c. 5 = n × 8. you add the length of each of its sides together. 12 Set 55 Choose the best answer. Regular polygons use a formula: p = ns. To find the perimeter of a figure. A regular octagonal gazebo is added to a Victorian lawn garden. 271. and s is the length of each side. Each side of the octagon measures 5 ft. .Perimeter of Polygons The perimeter of a figure is its outside edge. The formula for the gazebo’s perimeter is a. p = 8 × 5. 8 = n × 5. d. n is its number of sides.

4. b. the façade’s perimeter measures a. shadow at noon while a nearby mailbox casts a 12 ft. 275. 100 feet. however.. p = 13. The perimeter of the figure Timmy walked equals a. d. p = 4. 93 × 24 = 31s.5(2) + 12(2). 132 . 4 ft. c. She knows that the building’s rectangular facade casts a 36 ft. p = 13. 5 × 31 = s. c. The perimeter of Periwinkle High is 1. b. He does this nine more times. 400 ft. The mailbox is 4. she does not have a ladder. 40 ft. Each side measures a. p = 54 × 4. It has four sides of equal length. Isadora wants to know the perimeter of the face of a building. 90 feet. d. 93s = 24 × 31. b. If the length of the façade is 54 ft.5 ft. 100 steps. b. c.600 ft. 90 steps. tall.000 ft. long. 273..5(2) + 54(2). then the corresponding side of the smaller pentagon measures a. Roberta draws two similar pentagons.501 Geometry Questions 272. and he returns to his starting point. d. Timmy randomly walks ten steps to the left. shadow at noon. The perimeter of the larger pentagon is 93 ft.5 × 4. d. one of its sides measures 24 ft. 274. His path never crosses itself. 5s = 31. If the perimeter of the smaller pentagon equals 31 ft. c.

21 133 . 276. 37 5 5 37 d.501 Geometry Questions Set 56 Choose the best answer. 35 7 7 35 b. 30 4 6 40 c. Which perimeter is not the same? a.

501 Geometry Questions 277.0 c. 50. 26. a 12-foot regular square backyard an 8-foot regular hexagon pool a 6-foot regular octagonal patio a 4-foot regular decagon Jacuzzi It cannot be determined. d. b. 278. c.5 134 .4 d. 40. Which choice below has a different perimeter than the others? a. 25.25 b. e. Which perimeter is not the same? a.

1 in. and a perimeter of 50. Regular Figure B with sides that measure 1. Regular Figure C with sides that measure 5. and a perimeter of 13. Which figure does not have 12 sides? a. It cannot be determined.4 in. a regular nonagon whose perimeter measures 90 feet b. b.2 in. and a perimeter of 72. Regular Figure A with sides that measure 4. and a perimeter of 66. 281. Set 57 Find the perimeter of the following figures. 280. an equilateral triangle whose perimeter measures 27 feet c. a regular octagon whose perimeter measures 72 feet e. 2 135 . d. a regular heptagon whose perimeter measures 63 feet d. c. e.1 in.3 in.2 in. The measure of which figure’s side is different from the other four figures? a.501 Geometry Questions 279. Regular Figure D with sides that measure 6. It cannot be determined.0 in.0 in.

2 2 2 5 1 2 2 284. 6 1 2 1 6 2 1 1 1 4 4 1 283. 2 136 .501 Geometry Questions 282.

Find the figure’s total perimeter. Find the value of y. Find the figure’s total perimeter. 286. Find the value of x. B 6 C D y 8 A 12 H G F E 285. Set 59 Use the figure below to answer questions 287 through 288. 137 .501 Geometry Questions Set 58 Use the figure below to answer questions 285 through 286. D E F G Given: quadrilateral DGHK 10 is a parallelogram 4 K 2x J x I 4x H 287. 288.

501 Geometry Questions Set 60 Use the figure below to answer questions 289 through 291. Find the value of x. 291. 138 . 40 O P Q Given: OQ WR PQ TS 20 x W T y S 12 R V U 289. 290. Find the figure’s total perimeter. Find the value of y.

293.501 Geometry Questions Set 61 Use the figure below to answer questions 292 through 294. 139 . Find the value of y. Find the figure’s total perimeter. 294. B G J 38″ 42″ 100° C A 70° 10″ y D E 5″ x H 42″ 38″ I 292. Find the value of x.

12x = 12 4. not feet. or 48 feet.5. its perimeter measures only 80 feet. Cross-multiply: 93s = 24 31. To find the perimeter. Set 56 276. Cross-multiply. b. or 48 feet. multiply 10 by 10 and remember that each side of that figure was measured in steps. d. 36 = x . Using a proportion find x. In choice c. Apply the formula p = ns to each choice. 275.5. 277. To find the perimeter of the figure Timmy walked. Plug the numbers into the formula: p = ns. In choice a. the perimeter of the Jacuzzi measures 4 feet by 10 sides.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 55 271. 140 . the perimeter of the pool measures 8 feet × 6 sides. b. Choice a forgot to count the first ten steps and turn that Timmy made. Choices b and d use the wrong increment. Each figure except trapezoid B has a perimeter of 84 feet. Timmy walked ten ten-step sets. 400 = s. 24 = 3s1 .5. A proportion can find an unknown side of a figure using known sides of a similar figure. or 48 feet. The perimeter of this Victorian gazebo is p = 8 × 5. or 40. and 54. multiply the number of sides by the measure of one side. 13. To find the perimeter of rectangle CRXZ. In choice d. a proportion can also find an unknown side 93 using known perimeters. x = 13. In choice b. feet. the perimeter of the backyard measures 12 feet × 4 sides. 54. add the measures of its sides together. the perimeter of the patio measures 6 feet × 8 sides. c. 1600 = 4s. 274.5). 272. It is obvious that the Jacuzzi has a different perimeter. c. Polygon CRXZ is a rectangle whose sides measure 13. a. d. 273.5 36(4.

Plug each choice into this formula. figure C has 13 sides. its perimeter measures 156 feet.501 Geometry Questions 278. 282. or by using the formula p = ns. p = 34 + 4 5. four are exterior squares or 4p and one an interior square or 1p. In choice c. First. or 10 feet per side. or 9 feet per side. 2 5 = c. In choice a. In choice c. a. 279. find the hypotenuse of at least one of the two congruent triangles using the Pythagorean theorem: 22 + 42 = c2. 1+6+1+6+1+4+1+4+1+2+1+2+1+2+1+3+3+5 + 5 = 50. 141 . Set 57 281. The final equation will look like 4p – 1p = P. figure A s has 12 sides. the sides of the octagon measure 8 sides . you find the measure of each exterior side not given. 32 – 8 = 24. In choice b. 20 = c2. c. the sides of eet the nonagon measure 90sifdes . In choice a. 1p = 4 × 2. In choice b. To find the perimeter. If you choose to use the formula. or 9 feet per side. or 9 feet per side. change the formula p = ns to = s. 283. To find the number of sides a figure has. figure B has 12 sides. 42 + 162 = c2. 3 eet the sides of the heptagon measure 63sifdes . change the formula p = p n ns to p = n. the 9 eet sides of the triangle measure 27sifdes . 1p = 8. 280. Plug each choice into this formula. you add the measure of each exterior side together. b. Add the measure of each exterior side together: 2 + 5 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 +2 + 5 + 2 + 2 5 + 4 + 2 + 4 + 2 5 = 34 + 4 5. To find the measure of each side. Each figure has a perimeter of 202 feet except hexagon B. You can find this perimeter by either adding the measure of each side. In 7 72 feet choice d. your solution looks like this: 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 24. p = 50. 4p = 4 × 8 = 32. If you choose to add each side. Using your knowledge of rectangles and their congruent sides. there are five squares. p = 24.

so ΔKDJ and ΔGFH are also congruent (Side-Side-Side postulate or Side-Angle-Side postulate). TS. x2 = 21. 142 . opposite sides are congruent. x = 21. 12 = y. Plug the measurements of ΔABH into the Pythagorean theorem: 122 + 82 = y2. In parallelogram DGHK. 144 + x2 = 400. First find the hypotenuse of at least one of the two congruent triangles using the Pythagorean theorem: 12 + 22 = c2. OQ equals the sum of WT. 208 = y2. p = 14 Set 60 289. 2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+ 5+ 5 = 32 + 2 5. 40 = 28 + y. 1 + 4 = c2. Set 58 285. Plug the measurements of ΔKDJ and ΔGFH into the Pythagorean theorem: (2x)2 + 42 = 102. p = 32 + 2 5. Plug the measurements of ΔSQR into the Pythagorean theorem: 122 + x2 = 202. 4 13 = y. CG and BH are congruent because the opposite sides of a rectangle are congruent. Add the measure of each exterior side together.501 Geometry Questions 284. x2 = 256. Replace each x with 21 and add the exterior line segments together: 2 21 + 21 + 4 21 + 10 + 2 21 + 4 21 + 21 + 10 = 14 21 + 20. 144 + 64 = y2. 21 + 20. p = 48 + 8 Set 59 287. 4x2 + 16 = 100. and SR. x = 16. 5 = c. Opposite sides of a rectangle are congruent. x = 16. Add the measure of each exterior line segment together: 6 + 6 + 4 13 + 12 + 6 + 6 + 12 + 4 13 = 48 + 8 13. y = 12. Figure ABDE is an isosceles trapezoid. y = 4 13. AB is congruent to ED. The hatch marks indicate that WT and QR are congruent. 290. 4x2 = 84. 286. Create the equation: 40 = 16 + y + 12. 288. x = 21. 13.

If AB measures 42 inches. However. Using the same ratio determined above. p = 144. 294.501 Geometry Questions 291. 143 . Add the measure of each exterior line segment together: 40 + 16 + 12 + 12 + 16 + 16 + 16+ 16 = 144 Set 61 292. 293. p = 270 inches. A comparison of side AC to side EC reveals a 10:5 or 2:1 ratio between similar triangles. x = 21 inches. Add the measure of each exterior line segment together: 2(42 + 38 + 10) + 2(21 + 19 + 5) = 180 + 90 = 270 inches. or 21 inches. then corresponding line segment DC measures half as much. or 19 inches. then corresponding line segment ED measures half as much. ΔEDC and ΔEGH are also congruent because three angles and a side are congruent. ΔABC and ΔJIH are congruent (Side-Side-Side postulate). if BC measures 38 inches. ΔABC and ΔJIH are only similar to ΔEDC and ΔEGH (Angle-Angle postulate). y = 19.

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which is the amount of surface covered by an object. In this chapter you’ll work with area. then the area of a figure is what is inside the outline. area is the amount of two-dimensional space that a planar figure occupies. If the perimeter of a figure is the outline of a figure. while the amount of baseboard used to surround the room would be found by using a perimeter formula. For example.13 Area of Polygons Perimeter is the distance around an object. Perimeter is always expressed in linear units. Area is always expressed in square units. . the number of tiles on a kitchen floor would be found by using an area formula.

501 Geometry Questions = 1 square foot A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C D 9 10 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Polygon ABCD is 10 square feet by 7 square feet. or 70 square feet A square equals 1 foot by 1 foot The area of polygon ABCD equals 10 squares by 7 squares. or 70 square feet The Area of a Parallelogram A base B height height D base C Area of parallelogram ABCD in square increments = base × height 146 .

501 Geometry Questions The Area of a Rectangle A base B height D C Area of rectangle ABCD in square increments = base × height The Area of a Rhombus A base B diagonal2 height D C or diagonal1 NOTE: a rhombus has an area like a rectangle. not a square Area of rhombus ABCD in square increments = base × height 1 2 (diagonal × diagonal) The Area of a Square A base B height D C Area of square ABCD in square increments = base × height 147 .

Area of a trapezoid in square increments = 148 height (base + base) .501 Geometry Questions The Area of a Triangle A base triangle2 triangle1 D C height B Triangle1 ≅ triangle2 therefore the area Δ1 ≅ area Δ2 Area Δ1 = Area Δ1 = Area of polygon ABCD b·h 1 2 Area of ΔABC in square increments = base × height The Area of a Trapezoid A triangle2 triangle1 D C B base2 2 1 D base1 height Area of Trapezoid ABCD = Area of Δ1 + Area Δ2 Area of Trapezoid ABCD = or height (base1 + base2 ) 1 2 base1 × height + base2 × height.

501 Geometry Questions The Area of a Regular Polygon B A C Apothem E D The area of regular polygon ABCDE in square increments = 1 apothem × perimeter 2 Similar Triangles B 20 16 5 E 4 A 12 Triangle1 Area Δ1 = (16)(12) C D 3 F Triangle2 Area Δ2 = (4)(3) 96 6 149 .

dissimilar shapes. a positive number representing the interior space of a polygon. the negative space inside a polygon. c. c. Two congruent figures have a. Area is a. or BC : EF 4:1 CA : FD 4:1 16 : 1 (4 : 1)2 The ratio of areas between two similar triangles equals the square of the ratio of lengths between corresponding sides. 150 . 296. b. d. d. equal areas. 295. no congruent parts.501 Geometry Questions Ratio of Areas Δ1 : Δ2 Ratio of Corresponding Parts Δ 1 : Δ2 AB : DE 4:1 96 : 6. disproportional perimeters. no space at all. all the space on a plane. Set 62 Choose the best answer. b.

If two triangles are similar. b. extends from the opposite side of a polygon. The area of the figure below is the sum of which areas? D B C E F H A G a. b. 300. d. A rhombus with opposite sides that measure 5 feet has the same area as a square with opposite sides that measure 5 feet. forms half of a central angle. c. is drawn to a vertex of a polygon. True or False. two times the ratio of the lengths of any corresponding sides.501 Geometry Questions 297. Set 63 Circle whether the statements below are true or false. d. the ratio of their areas is a. It cannot be determined. 151 . b. 299. An apothem a. d. equal to the square of the ratio of the lengths of any corresponding sides. ΔABH + CDEH + ΔHFG + ΔCEH ΔABH + ΔCDE + ΔHFG ΔABH + ΔCDE + ΔHFG + ΔCEH ΔABH + CDEH + ΔHFG + ΔAHG 298. bisects the side of a polygon to which it is drawn. c. c. equal to the ratio of the lengths of any corresponding sides.

A rectangle with opposite sides that measure 5 feet and 10 feet has twice the area of a square with opposite sides that measure 5 feet. 302. A parallelogram with opposite sides that measure 5 feet and 10 feet has twice the area of a rhombus whose height is equal to the height of the parallelogram and whose opposite sides measure 5 feet. 303. A triangle with a base of 10 and a height of 5 has a third the area of a trapezoid with base lengths of 10 and 20 and a height of 5. True or False. F 152 . True or False.501 Geometry Questions 301. True or False. Find the shaded area of ΔDEF. Set 64 Find the shaded area of each figure below. 305. True or False. E D 6ft. A rectangle with opposite sides that measure 5 feet and 10 feet has the same area as a parallelogram with opposite sides that measure 5 feet and 10 feet. 304.

L 10 ft. 12 ft. A B 8 ft. Find the shaded area of polygon KLMNO. Find the shaded area of quadrilateral ABCD. O N M 308. Figure X 153 . K 4 ft. D C 307. Find the shaded area of Figure X.501 Geometry Questions 306. 5 ft.

Find the shaded area of Figure Y.501 Geometry Questions 309. G 154 . 1. Figure Z E D F H 1.5 ft.5 ft. Find the shaded area of Figure Z. A 1 ft. B 2 ft. C 6 ft. B 14√2 √2 E A D O 28 F C Figure Y 310.

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295. b. All areas are positive numbers. Choice a is incorrect because if

an area represented negative space, then it would be a negative number, which it cannot be. Choice c is incorrect because the area of a plane is infinite; when you measure area, you are only measuring a part of that plane inside a polygon. Points, lines, and planes do not occupy space, but figures do.The area of a figure is how much space that figure occupies.
296. a. Congruent figures have congruent parts, perimeters, and areas. 297. c. The area of a closed figure is equal to the area of its

nonoverlapping parts. This answer doesn’t have to be broken down into all triangles—quadrilateral CDEH is a part of the figure. However, none of the answers can include quadrilateral CDEH and ΔCEH because they share interior points. Also, ΔAHG is not part of the closed figure; in fact, it isn’t closed at all.
298. c. The ratio of areas between two similar triangles is equal to the

square of the ratio of length of any two of their corresponding sides: Area of triangle: area of similar triangle = (length of side: length of corresponding side)2.
299. b. An apothem extends from the center of a polygon to a side of

the polygon. All apothems are perpendicular bisectors and only span half the length of a polygon. A radius (to be discussed in a later chapter) extends from the center point of a polygon to any vertex. Two consecutive radii form a central angle. Apothems are not radii. Set 63
300. False. If the rhombus is not a square, it is a tilted square which

makes its height less than 5 feet. Consequently, the area of the square is 25 square feet, but the area of the rhombus is less than 25 square feet.

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True. it is a tilted rectangle which makes its height less than 5 feet. Plug the given measurement into the Pythagorean 160 . x + x = 2x x x 303. if two rhombuses can fit into one parallelogram. True. If two squares can fit into one rectangle. but the area of the parallelogram is less than 50 square feet. Like the squares and rectangle above. draw a perpendicular line segment from vertex E to the midpoint of DF. True. x + x = 2x x x 304. 9 3 square feet. 302. One triangle has an area of 25 square feet. Three triangles fit into one trapezoid or the area of one triangle is a third of the area of the trapezoid. To find the height of equilateral ΔDEF. Set 64 305. then the rectangle has twice the area of one square.501 Geometry Questions 301. If the parallelogram is not a rectangle. the area of the rectangle is 50 square feet. Conseqently. The trapezoid has an area that measures 75 square feet. This line segment divides ΔDEF into two congruent right triangles. False. then the parallelogram has twice the area of one rhombus.

the other three sides of the square each measure 8 feet.5 sq. Area of the larger triangular void = 1 (6 ft. x = 1 square foot. the area of the pentagon equals 1 × 5 feet 2 × 72 feet = 180 square feet. you multiply 180 square feet by 4. find the area of ΔABC: 1 (14 ft. 720 square feet. 64 square feet. The honeycomb figure has a total area of 720 square feet. 10. 2 Subtract 7. 307. Find the area of a rectangle with sides 6 feet and 3 feet: A = 6 ft. × 3 ft. ΔDEF. ft. The height of right triangle ABO is 142 ft. take half of 18 3 to get 9 3. ft. b = 3 3. 196 square feet – 1 square foot = 195 square feet.5 square feet. If one side of the square measures 8 feet. 2 To find the area. b = 27.) = 1. × 1 ft. ft. 100 square feet. 308. Find the area of both triangular voids: Area of the smaller triangular void = 1 (3 ft. + b2 = (14 2)2ft. 309.5 square feet remain. b = 14 ft. 161 . Since ΔABC is similar to ΔDEF (by Angle-Angle 196 14 2 Postulate). 196 sq. + b2 = 392 sq. find half the area of ΔABC. ( 2 ) 2 = x . then the area of the pentagon measures 1 2 × 4 feet × 50 feet = 100 square feet. ft. First.501 Geometry Questions theorem: ( 1 × 6)2 + b2 = 62. Then. ft.) = 196 sq. If the perimeter of said pentagon measures 50 feet (10 × 5 = 50) and its apothem measures 4 feet. Within ΔABC is a 2 void. × 2 ft. and 10. the other sides of a pentagon measure 10 feet.) = 6 sq. The perimeter of a regular hexagon with sides 12 feet long equals 72 feet (12 × 6). 9 + b2 = 36. Multiply two sides of the square to find the area: 8 feet × 8 feet = 64 square feet. Therefore. If one side of a regular pentagon measures 10 feet. The area of the void must be subtracted from 196 square feet. 306. The area of this shaded figure requires the dual use of the Pythagorean theorem and the ratio of areas between similar triangles. 2 ft.5 sq. 310. 195 square feet. ft. × 28 ft. ft. from 18 sq. Since there are four conjoined regular hexagons. multiply the height by the base: 3 3 feet × 6 feet = 18 3 square feet. ft. Perpendicularly extend a line segment from vertex A to the midpoint of CB. When the apothem of said hexagon measures 5 feet. Using the height. b2 = 196 sq. = 18 sq. each with an area of 180 square feet.

ft. × 15 ft.5 sq. ft. = 7. ft. Area = 24. ft. ft. × 3 ft. ft. ft. Rhombuses KLQR and MNOP are congruent. = 70 sq. ft. ft.5 sq. × 7 ft. = 2 5 sq. ft. the simplest way to the find the area of polygon MNOPQR is to find the area of trapezoid MPQR. Solve the area of ΔRWV: 1 × 5 2 ft. × 4 ft. = 480 2 sq. 162 . 313. Find the height of ΔRWV using the Pythagorean theorem: a2 + 22 = 32. + 36 ft. + 30 sq. Again. × 2 ft. Subtract 12 feet from 36 feet to find the measure of BC: 36 – 12 = 24. Add all the areas together: 2 5 sq. + 96 sq. = 9 ft. XW perpendicularly bisects RV.0 square feet. Let’s call this XW. However you choose to work with the figure. Subtract the area of rectangle CFED: 5 ft. 315.) = 480 square feet.5 ft. = 60 square feet. The area of square LMPQ equals the product of two sides: 3 ft. × 24 ft. = 60 + 2 5 square feet. as a perpendicular bisector. a2 = 144.501 Geometry Questions Set 65 311. ft. 256 + a2 = 400. to find the area of the entire figure. Should you choose to treat the figure like the sum of two polygons. + 7. 384 sq. you must begin by finding the measure of ED using the Pythagorean theorem: 162 + a2 = 20. = 384 sq. you find the area of each polygon separately and add them together. + 7. You can either treat figure ABCD like a trapezoid or like a parallelogram and a triangle. 314. ft. ft. Extend TW to RV. ΔECD: 1 × 16 ft. Parallelogram ABCE: 16 ft. a = 12. Their areas each equal 2. ft. Area = 70 square feet. – 10 sq. (24 ft. it divides isosceles triangle RWV into two congruent right triangles and establishes the height for parallelograms RSTW and VUTW. The sum of all the areas equal 9 sq. a = 5. Should you choose to treat the figure like a trapezoid and need to find the area. ft. = 24 square feet.0 square feet. ft. × 3 ft. a2 = 5. × 12 ft. ft. 2 312. ft.5 sq. + 30 sq. a2 + 4 = 9. = 30 sq. simply plug in the appropriate measurements: 1 × 16 ft. = 10 sq. The simplest way to find the area of polygon BCDEFGHI is to find the area of rectangle BGHI: 10 ft. 70 sq. 480 square feet. Area = 60. 60 + 2 5 square feet. Solve the area of parallelogram VUTW: 2 ft. = 96 sq.

. 317.) = 160 sq. × 4 ft. = 6 sq. To find x.. Area = 24 square feet. The area of trapezoid RMNO plus the area of trapezoid RQPO equals the area of figure RMNOPQ. Since question 316 found the measure of 2 HC. 6 sq. The congruent height of each 2 trapezoid is known. ft. Since trapezoids RMNO and trapezoid RQPO are congruent. Using the equation to find the area of a trapezoid. × 3 ft. = 6 square feet. s = 5 ft. ft. = 70 square 2 feet. )2. Area = 81 square feet. + 45 sq. which means mAI = mCI. It is given that ΔCHI and ΔABC are similar triangles. p = 2 30 ft. Set 67 320. b = 3. = 1 p × 3 ft. 6 sq. and one congruent base length is known. ft. 76 sq. their areas are equal: 1 (320 sq. 42 + b2 = 52. = 1 . = s ft. The perimeter of a regular polygon equals the length of each side multiplied by the number of sides: 30 ft. + 6 sq. Area = 6 square feet. 24 square feet = x. Subtract the area of 2 ΔNPO: 1 × 3 ft. ft.. The area of a regular polygon equals half the product of its perimeter by its apothem: 45 sq. = x 8 ft x ( 1 )2. 2 x 4 319. use the given area of hexagon HCDEFG and 1 2 work backwards. ft. create the 163 . = 81 square feet.501 Geometry Questions × 8 feet (4 ft. ft. b2 = 9. ft. – 6 sq ft. + 15 ft. and you know the area of the smaller triangle. find the area of ΔCHI: 1 × 4 ft. Plug the given measurements for ΔCHI into the Pythagorean theorem.) = 1 × 8(19) = 76 sq. x = 5 feet. You know the lengths of two corresponding sides. The areas within the entire figure are the sum of its parts: 24 sq. Apply the rule regarding the areas of similar triangles: 6 sq. = ( 4 ft. ft. + 6 sq. only the measure of HI remains unknown. Set 66 316. ft. 16 + b2 = 25. A line drawn from its vertex to AC bisects the line segment. Once the height is established. ft. or 1 of 8 feet long. Cross-multiply: 6 sq. ft. × 6. ft. x = 22 feet. ΔACH is an isosceles triangle. × 4 = x. ft. ft. 2 318.

501 Geometry Questions equation: 160 sq.)(10 ft. 100 + 100 = c2. ft. 100 sq.). = b. = z2.)2= z2. ft. 50 sq. = 50 sq. 10 ft. Once the base 2 and height of ΔRMA are established. + 2 5x ft. = 1 b(10 ft. Work backwards using the given area of ΔRMA: 50 sq. ft. 160 sq. 110 sq. = z2. ft. 200 = c2. ft. ft. 10 2 = c. The remaining portion of line RO is 2 feet long. ft. 26 feet. ft. use the Pythagorean theorem to find RM: 102 + 102 = c2. = 5 ft. 2 26 feet = z. ft. 321. = 1 (10 ft. + x). 322. y = 10 2 feet. RM = 10 2 feet. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of NO: (10 ft. 104 sq. This imaginary line divides RO into another 10-foot segment. = 5x ft. 22 feet = x.)2 + (2 ft. Imagine a perpendicular line from vertex N to the base of trapezoid RMNO. × b. z = 2 164 . + 4 sq.

Surface Area of Prisms A prism is the three-dimensional representation of planar figures. simplify the prism or cube by breaking it down into its planar components. like rectangles or squares. . To find the exterior area of a three-dimensional shape. each face is a planar rectangle. called the surface area. 14 Side C Side A Side B Surface Area of a Prism A prism has six faces.

you will see pairs of congruent rectangles. × 5 ft. 6 ft. 1 ft. × 1 ft. 6 ft. 6 ft. Side Bb Side Aa Side Cc If you pull each face apart. 1 ft. 5 ft. The surface area of a prism is the sum of the areas of its face areas. there is a congruent side you cannot see. 5 ft. 6 ft. 1 ft.501 Geometry Questions For every side or face you see. or Sa = (length × width) + (length × height) + (width × height) + (width × height) + (length × height) + (length × width). 1 ft. disassemble 5 ft. This formula simplifies into: Sa = 2(lw + wh + lh) 166 .

where e is the measure of the edge of the cube. c. or length of one side. or Sa = (length × width) + (length × width) + (width × height) + (width × height) + (length × height) + (length × height). c. b. Set 68 Choose the best answer.501 Geometry Questions Surface Area of a Cube Like the rectangular prism. d. b. each face is a congruent square. 3 feet × 3 feet × 3 feet disassemble 3 feet 3 feet The surface area of a cube is the sum of its face areas. This formula simplifies into: Sa = 6e2. one set of congruent sides. four pairs of congruent sides. a cube has six faces. How many faces of a cube have equal areas? a. two three four six 167 . 323. three pairs of congruent sides. 324. d. two pairs of congruent sides. A rectangular prism has a.

What is the remaining surface area of the box if each edge of the box measures 3. To let the light out. 325.2 inches long by 17.3 feet and the area of each triangle measures 6. What is the surface area of the empty box Tom is holding if the box measures 5. and each 168 . so. If the drawing below represents that table. Mark plays a joke on Tom.501 Geometry Questions Set 69 Find the surface area.7 inches deep? 326. The 25th Annual Go-Cart Race is just around the corner. he will cover all the exposed surfaces of his platform in red velvet. Crafty Tara decides to make each of her friends a light box. He removes the bottom from a box of bookmarks. how much veneer does Jimmy’s father need to buy in order to cover all the exterior surfaces of his son’s table? 1 foot 7 feet 2 feet 2 feet 2 feet 15 feet 328. When Tom lifts the box.2 square feet? 327. and Dave still needs to build a platform for the winner. Dave wants the platform to be special. Jimmy gives his father the measurements of a table he wants built. all the bookmarks fall out. If the base step measures 15 feet by 7 feet by 1 foot. In honor of the tradition’s longevity. she removes a right triangle from each side of the box such that the area of each face of the box is the same.6 inches high and 3.

Surface Area = 304 square feet x 2x 12x 169 . Sa Block1 Sa Block2 Sa Block3 Set 70 Find each value of x using the figures and information below.7 in. k2 oc Bl 4. how much exposed surface area must Dave cover? 15 ft.0 in.3 in. Block1 8. 329. Sarah cuts three identical blocks of wood and joins them end-to- end. 330. How much exposed surface area remains? Block3 1.501 Geometry Questions consecutive step is uniformly 1 foot from the edge of the last step.

5x 4x 4x 332. Surface Area = 936 square meters 4.501 Geometry Questions 331. Surface Area = 720 square yards 3x cube1 cube2 3x 3x cube1 cube2 170 .

size.). it has six congruent faces.(5. ft. pick it up and count its faces. in. Sa = 65.24 sq. = 28. Tara removes six triangular pieces. in. in. in.34 sq. Surface area = 260.12 sq. In fact. It is given that each triangular cutout removes 6. if it is a cube.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 68 323. ft. Sa = 351. in. Surface area = 318 square feet. c.88 sq. These next few problems are tricky: Carefully look at the diagram.52 sq. The top of each cubed leg equals the square of the 171 .14 square feet. 326. in. Sa = 2(91. Sa = 6(10. You could use the formula to determine the surface area of a rectangular prism to also determine the surface area of a cube. ft.). ft. has six faces. Begin by finding the whole surface area: surface area = 2(lw + wh + lh). 327. 6 × 6.24 square inches. one from each face of the cube. = 37. – 91.2 sq. Remaining Sa = 260.(3. Surface area = 28. It has six. in.76 sq.34 sq. feet from the total surface area. Notice that the top of each cubed leg is not an exposed surface area. When the faces of a rectangular prism are laid side-by-side. or you could simplify the equation to 6 times the square of the length of one side: Sa = 6(3. That means every face of the prism (and there are six faces) has one other face that shares its shape.). and area. 324.2 in.(3. nor is the space they occupy under the large rectangular prism.6 in.)2. d. Let’s find these surface areas first. To find the remaining surface area. – 37. you always have three pairs of congruent faces.7 in.76 sq.2 in. + 65.14 square feet.2 sq. ft.2 sq.) + 17. Sa = 2(17. subtract the area of the missing face: Remaining Sa = 351. like a rectangular prism.52 sq.7 in. subtract the area removed from the surface area: 65. Sa = 2(175.6 in. If you have a small box nearby. Set 69 325.89 sq.3 ft.2 sq. From the total surface area.24 square inches. ft.) + 5.). A cube. + 19.

) + 8.(4. the second prism measures 13 feet by 5 feet by 1 foot.) + 4. ft.2 sq. Find the surface area for the base rectangular prism. ft.7 in. ft. ft. The new formula removes the top and bottom planes: Sa of sides only = 2(lh + wh). ft) = 2(18 sq. subtract the concealed surface area from the total surface area = 350 sq.(1 foot)) = 2(105 sq. in. an equal amount of area from the prism is also not exposed. = 32 sq. Sa of one rectangular prism = 2(15 ft.) = 2(127 sq.(7 ft.7 in. Like the question above. ft. There are four congruent cubes. + 5 sq.(7 ft. ft. + 28 sq.) = 254 sq.(1 foot) + 15 ft. ft. find the surface area of one block and multiply it by three: Sa = 2(8. Plug the remaining two prisms into the formula: Sa of sides only = 2(13 ft. 329. ft.) = 2 (127 sq. ft.) = 28 sq. Sa of one cube = 6(2 feet)2 = 6(4 sq. ft. Add all the exposed surface areas together: 254 sq. Do not worry about any concealed parts. Surface area = 318 square feet. let’s only solve exposed areas this time around. Of the next two prisms. Now find the total surface area of the table’s individual parts. only their sides are considered exposed surfaces (the lip of their top surfaces have already been accounted for). ft. ft. The three blocks are congruent.) = 2(33. ft.501 Geometry Questions length of the cube: (2 feet) = 4 sq.3 in. + 15 sq. (1. ft. Subtracting a foot from each side of the base prism.(1 foot) + 3 ft. Total Sa = 96 sq.) + 7 ft. ft. ft. ft. + 3 sq. ft. + 15 sq. ft. ft.) = 36 sq.(1. Sa of base rectangular prism = 2(15 ft. ft. ft. ft.(1 foot) + 15 ft. four congruent faces: 4 × 4 sq. ft + 16 sq. ft = 318 sq. ft. imagine the top plane rising with each step.(1 foot)) + 5 ft(1 foot)) = 2(13 sq.(1 foot)) = 2(105 sq. ft. Sa of four congruent cubes = 4 × 24 sq. ft. Surface area = 297. + 7 sq.0 in. ft. ft. Sa of sides only = 2(11 ft. ft = 318 sq. ft. ft. ft. in. = 96 sq. there are concealed surface areas in this question. Total area concealed = 16 sq. + 6. Finally. ft. + 36 sq.0 in.) = 24 sq. The last prism measures 11 feet by 3 feet by 1 foot.5 sq.) + 7 ft.(1 foot)) = 2(11 sq.) = 254 sq. = 350 sq.) = 2(14 sq. – 32 sq. = 16 sq.8 172 . + 254 sq. It is reasonable to assume that where the cubes meet the rectangular prism. ft. ft.3 in. 328. + 7 sq. However.

divide 864 square yards by 2: 864 s2 yd. = 54x2. 936 sq. ft. meters = 104x2. ft. in. = x2. 304 sq.5x(4x)). – 27.11 sq.2 sq. in.46 sq. Plug the measure of each edge into the formula Sa = 6 e2: 432 sq. 2 feet = x. = 2(38x2).2 sq.11 sq. ft. 936 sq. in. 304 sq. 108. 2 2 yards = x. x = 2 feet. in. Look at the diagram: The ends of one block are concealed. meters = 2(52x2). 332. 9 sq. in. 936 sq. + 14. in. 173 . yd. 8 sq. yd. in. x = 2 2 yards. x = 3 meters. Plug the variables into the formula for the Sa of a prism: 936 square meters = 2(4. × 3 = 324.(1. = 2(24 x2 + 2x2 + 12x2). 432 sq. and they conceal an equal amount of space on the other two blocks: 2 × 2(4. = 6(3x2). in. in. 4 sq. Plug the variables into the formula for the Sa of a prism: 304 sq. To find the area of one of the two congruent q.66 sq. yd. ft.) = 2(54. = 76x2.5x(4x) + 4x(4x) + 4. 432 sq.0 in.7 in.501 Geometry Questions sq.66 sq. = 2(12x(2x) + 2x(x) + 12x(x)).22 sq. yd. meters = x2. = x2. ft. cubes.22 sq. = 6(9x2). = 432 sq.) = 108.) = 27. 304 sq. 3 meters = x. Subtract the concealed surface area from the total surface area: 324. = 297. 331. meters = 2(18x2 + 16x2 + 18x2). yd. Set 70 330. in.

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Volume is what is inside the shapes you and I see. it is neither half empty. it is half the volume. 15 = the V surface area volume . Surface area defines the outer planes of a three-dimensional object. nor half full.Volume of Prisms and Pyramids Is the cup half empty or half full? In geometry. everything within is volume. Volume is the space within a solid three-dimensional figure.

The most common oblique prism is the Pyramid. Triangular Pyramid Square Pyramid Pentagonal Pyramid 176 . The base is the polygon that defines the shape of the solid. and you exclusively used right prisms. that base can be any polygon. base base base Right Triangular Prism Right Rectangular Prism Right Pentagonal Prism The sides of an oblique prism do not meet the base at a 90° angle.501 Geometry Questions Types of Prisms You met rectangular and cubic prisms in the last chapter. The sides of a right prism perpendicularly meet the base. Again.

501 Geometry Questions The Volume of a Right Prism The volume of a right prism = area of its base × height Area of Base1 heig ht The volume of a right rectangular prism = area of its base × height. or length × width × height. or length × width × height l Area of Base1 w he igh t The volume of a right cube = area of its base × height. or (the measure of one edge)3 l Area of Base1 l w 177 .

501 Geometry Questions The Volume of a Pyramid The volume of a pyramid = 1 (area of its base × height) 3 It is a third of the volume of a right prism with the same base and height measurements. x x + x x + x x x x x Volume x x x Right Prism 178 .

Which figure below is a right prism? a. 179 . c. b. d. 333.501 Geometry Questions Set 71 Choose the best answer.

c. What is the name of a right 12-sided prism? a. an octagonal prism decagonal prism dodecagon tetradecagon 180 . Which polygon defines the shape of the right prism below? a. d. triangle rectangle square pentagon 335.501 Geometry Questions 334. c. b. b. d.

b. c. d.501 Geometry Questions 336. Which figure below is a right hexagonal prism? a. 181 .

b. a cube with base sides that measure 2 in. a square pyramid with base sides that measure 2 in. and a height that measures 2 in. 182 . a triangular pyramid with base sides that measure 2 in. and a height that measures 2 in.501 Geometry Questions 337. d. 2 in. and a height that measures 2 in. a right triangular prism with base sides that measure 2 in. a. c. Which choice describes a figure that has a third of the volume of the figure below? 2 in. and a height that measures 2 in.

339. d.501 Geometry Questions 338. Which figure below has a third of the volume of a 3 in. b. c. 1 in. perimeter area surface area volume 183 . 3 in. cube? a. b. c. 1 in. 2 in. Which measurement uses the largest increment? a. d.

volume and a height that measures 8. and a height that measures 10 in.4 ft.501 Geometry Questions Set 72 Find the volume of each solid. and a height that measures 2 cm. Find the volume of a pyramid with an eight-sided base that measures 330 sq. Find the volume of a right heptagonal prism with base sides that measure 13 cm.8 ft. in. 343. 344.800 cubic ft. Set 73 Find each unknown element using the information below.0 sq. Find the base area of a right nonagon prism with an 8. volume and a base area that measures 72. 340. 184 . The length of each base side and the prism’s height measure 2. in. 341. 342. 345. Find the volume of a pyramid with four congruent base sides. an apothem that measures 6 cm. Find the measure of a triangular pyramid’s base side if its volume measures 72 3 cubic meters and its height measures 6 meters. The base of the pyramid forms an equilateral triangle.2 cubic in. Find the height of a right rectangular prism with a 295.

What is the perimeter of one face side? 347.501 Geometry Questions Set 74 Use the solid figure below to answer questions 346 through 348. volume = 810 in.3 base1 2x 349. What is the height? 351. What is the surface area? x 185 .1 meters 346. l = 2. What is the volume? Set 75 Use the solid figure below to answer questions 349 through 351. perimeter of base = 54 in. What is the surface area? 348. What is the width and length? 350.

choice c is a decagonal right prism. you are looking for a pyramid with the same base measurements of the given cube. The solid in the figure has seven sides. b. it has onethird the volume. c. 334. The sides of choice b only perpendicularly join one base side. 338. one for each edge of a decagon. Choices a and b are eliminated because they are not pyramids. and choice d is not a prism at all. Again.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 71 333. b. Choice a is a pentagonal right prism. 335. a pyramid’s volume is a third of a prism’s volume. Choice d is the correct answer. Twenty-seven choice a’s can fit into the given cube. Choice d is also eliminated because its base polygon is not equivalent to the given base polygon. c. You will be tempted to answer rectangle. it is a triangular right prism. d. its base is facing away from you. It is the polygon at the base of the rectangle that defines the prism’s shape. eighty-one choice d’s fit into that same cube. Subtract two base sides. an equilateral triangle. and choice c is an oblique quadrilateral. d. none of its six sides perpendicularly meets its base. 186 . A right hexagonal prism has two hexagons. meanwhile. Only three choice c’s fit into the given cube. 336. Remember all right prisms have rectangles. A hexagonal prism must have a hexagon as one of its sides. and it has five sides. 337. Do as you did above: subtract two base sides—the prism has ten sides. Choice a is a hexagonal pyramid. If their base measurements are congruent. one for each edge of a pentagon.

= h. Volume uses the largest measurement. Set 73 343. Volume is three-dimensional.0 square in.824 cubic ft. This is a square based pyramid. Volume of 3 square pyramid = 1 (5.4 ft. to describe two-dimensional space. However.300 cubic in. Conveniently. or 1 (area of its 3 base × height). 4.100 cubic 3 3 in. this pyramid has an octagonal base. the area of the base has been given to you: area of octagonal base = 330 square inches. it uses the cubic measurement.0 square inches. 187 . The area of a seven-sided figure equals one-half of its perimeter multiplied by its apothem: perimeter of heptagonal base = 13 cm × 7 sides = 91 cm. Plug its 3 measurements into the formula: 1 (2. = 72. × h. Volume = 4.6 cubic feet. it is still a third of a right octagonal prism with the same base measurements.1 inches. If the volume of a right rectangular prism measures 295.608 3 3 cubic ft.501 Geometry Questions 339.) × 2. ft.1 inches: 295.4 ft.) = 1. Volume = 1. Perimeter uses a single measurement like an inch to describe the outline of a figure. = 1 (13.4 ft. = 1 (3. then its height measures 4. in) × 10 in. an inch times an inch times an inch.2 cubic inches. The volume of 2 a right prism is the area of the base multiplied by the prism’s height: volume of prism = 243 square cm × 2 cm = 546 cubic cm. Set 72 340. Volume of octagonal pyramid = 1 (330 sq. Volume = 546 cubic centimeters. Unlike the example above. Area of heptagonal base = 1 × 91 cm × 6 cm = 273 square cm. and the area of one of its two congruent bases measures 72. 341.100 cubic inches. or 1 (area of its base × height).76 sq.)2 × 2. its volume is a third of a cube’s volume with the same base measurements.2 cubic in.1 in. its measurement must account for each dimension. d. Area and Surface area use square measurements. an inch times an inch. 342. Height = 4.) = 4.

1. so the base will be an equilateral triangle).8 feet. Plug the given variables and perimeter into the formula p = l + w + l + w.4 meters. you are working with regular polygons. The perimeter of a single cube face is the sum of the measure of each edge.1 meters. Sa = 6(4. If the volume of a right nonagon prism measures 8. Area = 1. V = 2. p = 8. width = 9 inches. 36 3 square meters = a. = B × 8.4 meters.8 feet. Volume = 9. The volume of a cube is its length multiplied by its width multiplied by its height. each face has four congruent sides. Perimeter = 8.1 meters × 2. A cube has six congruent faces. = 2x + x + 2x + x. 12 meters = b.800 cubic ft. 188 . 9 inches = x. 72 3 cubic meters = 1 area of base × 6 meters. 345.000 square feet: 8. If the volume of a triangular pyramid is 72 3 cubic meters. = 6x.41 square meters).501 Geometry Questions 344. The surface area of a cube is the area of one face multiplied by the number of faces.000 square feet. Surface area = 26.1 meters).1 meters)2. Side = 12 meters. 348. 347.46 square meters. V = 9. 54 in. 6 meters = 1 b. or V = e2 (e represents one edge of a cube). 36 3 square meters = 1 side of base × 6 3 2 meters.3 cubic meters. Divide both sides by 6 3 meters.000 square ft = B. p = 4(2. then the area of one of its two congruent bases measures 1. Set 75 349. or Sa = 6bh. 2 Set 74 346. Sa = 26. work backwards to find the area of its triangular base and then the length of a side of that base (remember.5 square meters.1 meters × 2. Sa = 6(2.800 cubic feet and its height is 8. 54 in. or p = 4s. Length = 18 inches.261 cubic meters. 72 3 3 cubic meters = a × 2 meters.

). This is the area of one base side. in. Sa = 2(162 sq. 189 . in. in. Height = 5 inches. The surface area of a prism is a sum of areas.) + (9 in. or Sa = 2(lw + wh + lh). Surface area = 594 square inches. + 45 sq.). find the third dimension of rectangular prism A: 810 cubic in. × 9 in. Sa = 594 square inches. = 162 sq. Using the given volume and the area above. in. 351. Multiply the length and width above: 18 inches × 9 inches = 162 square inches. Sa = 2 (297 sq.). in.501 Geometry Questions 350. Plug the measures you found in the previous question into this formula. × h. 5 inches = h.) + (18 in. × 5 in. + 90 sq. × 5 in. Sa = 2(18 in.

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To properly review circles. you have just come full circle.Working with Circles and Circular Figures Part A It is said that circles have no beginnings and no ends. 16 . we start with a point. and yet as you start this chapter.

A central angle is an angle formed by two radii. Radius.501 Geometry Questions Center Point. Chords and Diameters B A C OB and OD are each a radius of O. All the points that lie on the circle are equidistant from the center point. Note: A diameter is twice the length of a radius. and a radius is half the length of a diameter. 192 . DB is a diameter AC is a chord dia me ter O OB OD 2 × mOB = mDB D A chord is a line segment that joins two points on a circle. A diameter is a chord that joins two points on a circle and passes through the center point. A radius is a line segment that extends from the center of the circle and meets exactly one point on the circle. Circles with the same center point but different radii are concentric circles. Central Angle P D C Points in relationship to Circle ( P) • B is an interior point to P • C is on P O ra s diu of A P radius of O • D is an exterior to P B A center point is a stationary point at the “center” of a circle.

A major arc is an arc that measures greater than 180°.501 Geometry Questions Arcs A B 33° diameter O rad ius AB = 33° mAB = 10. The endpoints of a semicircle are the endpoints of a diameter. Note: An arc formed by a central angle has the same rotation of that angle.1 inches AB is a minor arc ABC is a semicircle ABD is a major arc D C An arc is a set of consecutive points on a circle. 193 . A minor arc is an arc that measures less than 180°. A semicircle is an arc that measures exactly 180°. Arcs can be measured by their rotation and by their length.

The angle formed by a radius and a tangent where it meets a circle is a right angle. Which points of a circle are on the same plane? a. only the center point and points on the circle points on the circle but no interior points the center point. Congruent Arcs and Circles Congruent circles have congruent radii and diameters. Note: Two tangents from the same exterior point are congruent. d. b. Congruent central angles form congruent arcs in congruent circles. Set 76 Choose the best answer. but no points on the circle all the points in and on a circle 194 . interior points. 352.501 Geometry Questions Other Lines and Circles B A O C secant tan gen t R RB OB RD OD D A tangent is a ray or line segment that intercepts a circle at exactly one point. c. A secant is a ray or line segment that intercepts a circle at two points.

Congruent circles a. on the circle. extends outside the circle. outside the circle. E. d. B. b and c Use the figure below to answer question 355. H lies 12 inches from the center of lies inside the circle. b. is the same length of a radius in a congruent circle. determines an arc. d. b. In a circle.501 Geometry Questions 353. d. is twice the length of a diameter. d. have the same center point. b. c. C D. c. b. a. c. F. If P has a 1-foot radius. between concentric circles. G. •A •A A. c. Which point(s) is an exterior point? H a. E F P A B G C D 355. 356. 354. have diameters of the same length. a radius a. E. 195 . have radii of the same length. G H A. P.

a tangent 360. Billy throws four balls in four directions. c. A diameter is also a. d. Kim aims two arrows at a bull’s-eye. 2 100 miles c. 100 miles b. meet a circle at exactly one point. c. 359. d. b. a radius c. are straight angles. 100 2 miles 196 . What do the four circles have in common? a. 358. an arc. 1. a chord. a line. the other strikes the center of the bull’s-eye. a radius. From a stationary point. Where each ball lands determines the radius of another circle. The first arrow nicks one point on the edge of the bull’s-eye. b.000 miles d. From a stationary point. are half a circle’s length. If the bull’s-eye is 200 miles wide. how far is Kim from the center of the bull’s-eye? a. a diameter d. a center point b.501 Geometry Questions 357. Both tangents and radii a. Kim knows the first arrow traveled 100 miles. extend from the center of a circle.

C 3 15 B D 4 A F x E 361. Q P O M 2 inches Given OM QO PO QP 362. What is the value of x? Use the figure below to answer question 362. If the diameter of M is 2 inches. then what is the diameter of P? 197 .501 Geometry Questions Set 77 Use the figure below to answer question 361.

75 10 363. Which circle is NOT congruent? 198 .5 10√2 √18.501 Geometry Questions Use the figure below to answer question 363. 7 A B √74 1 √24 C D 2.

N. B C D AB CD AB C CD P. B A B C N. A A D L. In which figure (L. O. P. O) is the set of arcs not congruent? 199 .501 Geometry Questions Use the figures below to answer question 364. D A B AB BA AB CD 364.

they named it the Greek letter pi.14. where and when do you stop if there isn’t a vertex? You could go in circles trying to figure it out.501 Geometry Questions Use the figure below to answer questions 365 through 367. What is the area of ΔDEF? 367. whose symbol looks like a miniature Stonehenge (π). Greek mathematicians measured it for you and called it pi. Is DHG a major or minor arc? Part B When you measure the edge of a circle. or 3. D 20 F G 25 E H 365. they navigate their way around the earth. Fortunately. 200 . you don’t have to. Circa means around. Actually. What is the length of a radius in the circle? 366. The Circumference of a Circle The circumference of a circle is the circle’s version of perimeter. The value of π is approximately (≈) 272 . Sailors circumnavigate the earth.

501 Geometry Questions Circumference of a circle = π × diameter. you can find the measure of an arc. C D 30° 7 B A C = π14 inches 30° 1 = 360° 12 AD is of 14π inches. 2 × mAB = mAC C = π2r C = π2 × 7 inches C = 14π inches The Measure of an Arc Using the circumference of a circle. or π × 2 times the radius B A C 7 in. or π inches 201 .

114π inches c. 57π inches 202 . What is the circumference of the figure below? 57″ A O a. A = πr 2 A = π(7 inches)2 A = 49π square inches Set 78 Choose the best answer.501 Geometry Questions Area of a Circle Area of a circle in square units = π × radius2 C B 7 in A . 368. 26. 57π inches b.5π inches d.

c. 22π square feet c. The area of a square is 484 square feet. What is the maximum area of a circle inscribed in the square? a. d. b. 11π square feet b. What is the radius of the figure below? O T perimeter of O = 64π centimeters a. 122π square feet 203 .5π square feet 103π square feet 206π square feet 10. 8 centimeters 16 centimeters 32 centimeters 64 centimeters 371. b. c. d. 484π square feet d. 51. What is the area of the figure below? 206 feet N O M a.501 Geometry Questions 369.609π square feet 370.

d. 192 feet. c. B A C O D C = 64π feet 204 . 26π meters b. 289 feet.2π meters d. 144. then the length of the circle’s radius is a. d. If the area of a circle is 289π square feet. 373.501 Geometry Questions 372. 96 feet. b. c. 16 6 feet. 384 feet.5 feet. 34 feet. 17 feet. 42. b. What is the area of a circle inscribed in a dodecagon with an apothem 13 meters long? a. 156π meters c. 374. If the circumference of a circle is 192π feet. 169π meters Use the figure below to answer questions 375 through 376. then the length of the circle’s radius is a.

32π feet c. 16π feet b. c. 6 feet A B 12 feet D C 6 feet 377. 48π feet d. d. BD is a quarter of the circumference of circumference of a. What is the central angle that intercepts BD? a. b. If the total C is 64π feet. an acute angle a right angle an obtuse angle a straight angle Use the figure below to answer question 377. c. What is the area of the shaded figure? a.501 Geometry Questions 375. 90π feet C. b. then what is the length of BD? 376. 144 square feet – 12π square feet 12 square feet – 144π square feet 144 square feet 144 square feet – 24π square feet + 12π square feet 205 . d.

d.5π square feet 225π square feet 337. b. If mAB = 60 and mOB = 75. c. What is the area of the shaded figure? a. b. 56.4π square feet M and the area of K? 379. what is the measure of OA? 206 . L K 15H M 15H 378. c. 1:8 1:4 1:2 1:1 Use the figure below to answer questions 380 through 381.501 Geometry Questions Set 79 Use the figure below to answer questions 378 through 379. d. A O C B 380. What is the ratio of the area of a.25π square feet 112.

If each side of a cube has an identical semicircle carved into it. Are AB and CD the same length? 207 . Find the length of CD. 382. 387.5 in. 4 in.0 in. If central angle AOC measures 60°.0 in. Find the shaded area of the figure. what is the total carved area of the cube? 383. B D 7.501 Geometry Questions 381. Find the length of AB. C A 45° O 7. 2. 385. 386. 384. 4 in. What is the remaining surface area of the cube? Using the figure below answer questions 384 through 387. 4 in. what is the area of the shaded figure? Use the figure below to answer questions 382 through 383.

208 .501 Geometry Questions Set 80 Use the figure below to answer questions 388 through 389. Unlike a prism. the spherical object loses a part of its volume made of air. a sphere does not have a set of straight sides that you can measure. What is the area of trapezoid ABDE? 389. Its volume and surface area must be deduced. A 4√2 feet G 4 feet B F 6 feet C AB BF FD DE height of ΔBCD = 6 ft. What is the shaded area? Part C When a balloon deflates or a basketball goes flat. D E 388.

Surface area of a sphere in square units = 4πr2 The Volume of a Sphere Volume of a sphere in cubic units = 4 πr3 3 209 . The Surface Area of a Sphere A sphere is a set of points equidistant from one central point. rotate that circle in every direction around a stationary center point. Imagine a circle. or π(r2)h The Volume of a Cone Volume of a cone in cubic units = or 1 π(r2)h 3 1 3 the area of its base × height. or = in squared units 2πr2 + 2πrh The Volume of a Cylinder Volume of a cylinder in cubic units = area of its base × height. it is a circle.501 Geometry Questions The Surface Area of a Cylinder (A Right Prism with Circular Bases) Surface Area of a cylinder the sum of the area of its sides. if it is cut through the center point. You have created the shape of a sphere and witnessed that no matter what slice of the sphere you take.

x P Volume of cylinder P = 432π cubic ft. What is the surface area of cylinder P? 392. If the volume of the cylinder P is 432π cubic feet. 390. what is the length of x? 391. x x x 12 ft. 12 ft.501 Geometry Questions Set 81 Use the figure below to answer questions 390 through 392. What is the total volume of the solid? 210 .

what is the length of y? 395. but Tracy wants half of the scoop of ice cream on top while Jarret wants the ice cream inside the cone. Assuming the half scoop of ice cream on top is a perfect sphere. the cone is 3 inches high. what is the 1 length of x? 394. Q x inch y Volume Q = π cubic inches 393. If the conical ends of candy wrapper Q have 96 π cubic inch 1 volumes each. 396. Dillon fills the cylindrical coffee grind containers each day. Tracy and Jarret try to share an ice cream cone. 397. who will have more ice cream? The cone and scoop both have radii 1 inch long.501 Geometry Questions Set 82 Use the figure below to answer questions 393 through 395. If the volume of a candy wrapper Q is 6 π cubic inches. How many cylindrical containers can Dillon fill with two bags of grinds if each cylinder is 4 inches wide and 4 inches high? 211 . What is the surface area of the candy inside the wrapper? Set 83 Solve each question using the information in each word problem. One bag has 32π cubic inches of grinds.

how many spherical shaped candies should fit into a cylindrical jar if the diameter of each candy is 0. Joe carves a perfect 3. 401.50 inches wide and 6 inches long? 405.50 inch. what is the maximum width of her doorway.400π cubic inches. the roast is half its volume but just as long. that he has to organize. Munine is trying to carry her new 24-inch tall cylindrical speakers through her front door. Mike owns many compact discs (CDs). If the volume of the prism is 250. After cooking. It measures 12π round and 4 inches long. Before dinner.501 Geometry Questions 398. how many CDs fit back-to-back in Mike’s CD case? 400. they do not fit upright through the width of the doorway.0 cubic meters. What is their total surface area. Jen measures the circumference and length of her roast. What is the volume of the space between the sphere and the cube assuming pi ≈ 3. Using her knowledge of geometry. how much material did he remove? How much material remains? 404. Tory knows that the space in a local cathedral dome is 13. Unfortunately.5 inches high by 10 inches long and his CDs measure 4 inches wide by an eighth of an inch long.0-meter wide sphere inside a right prism.5 feet long. If his CD holder is 5 inches wide by 4. not including the flat side adhered to the canvas. If each speaker is 2. Theoretically. What is the new circumference of the roast? 399. and the jar is 4. In art class. Billy adheres 32 identical half spheres to canvas.14? 212 .122π cubic feet. if the radius of one sphere is 8 centimeters? 403. A sphere with a 2-foot radius rests inside a cube with edges 4. what does Tory calculate the height of the dome to be? Set 84 402.

6 inches 6 inches 6 inches 2 inches 4 inches 3 inches 6 inches 3 inches 2 inches 2 inches 5 inches 1 inch 2 inches 2 inches 406.501 Geometry Questions Set 85 Use Puppet Dan to answer questions 406 through 414. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s hat if it measures 6 inches wide by 6 inches high? 407. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s head if it measures 6 inches wide? 408. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s arms if one segment measures 2 inches wide by 4 inches long? 213 .

how much does the total of puppet Dan’s parts weigh? 214 . What is puppet Dan’s total volume? 414. Puppet Dan is made out of foam. If foam weighs 3 ounces per cubic inch. 411. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s legs if each segment measures 2 inches wide by 5 inches long? 412. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s feet if each foot measures 2 inches × 2 inches × 1 inch? 413. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s hands if each one measures 2 inches wide? 410. What is the volume of Puppet Dan’s body if it measures 6 inches wide and 6 inches long? Each end of the cylinder measures 6 inches wide.501 Geometry Questions 409.

Consequently. Choice d describes a chord. Congruent circles have points that lie the same distance from two different center points. c. All the points of a circle are on the same plane. 354. 358. the center point. c. 12 inches is a foot. so •A lies on P. A circle is a set of points equidistant from a center point. 356. c. Congruent circles have congruent radii. 353. Billy acts as the central fixed point of each of these four circles. that includes the points on a circle (points on the circumference). it is a line segment that bridges a circle and passes through the center point. A diameter is a special chord. it intercepts a point on that circle. A radius spans the distance between the center point of a circle and a point on the circle. then their diameters are also congruent. Choice a describes concentric circles. a radius meets exactly one point on a circle. not congruent circles. d. Choice b represents a set of points on P. As a tangent skims by a circle. b. d. and choice d is a mix of points in. a. and exterior points (unless otherwise stated).501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 76 352. and circles with a common center point are concentric. An exterior point is a point that lies outside a circle. If the distance from •A to the center point measured greater than the radius. Choices b and c are incorrect because they describe secants. a. the radii (the line segments that connect the center point to the points on a circle) of congruent circles are congruent. 215 . like a tangent. on. and outside of P. interior points. if their radii are congruent. If the distance from •A to the center point measured less than the radius. Choice a represents a set of interior points. then •A would rest outside of P. 359. 355. then •A would rest inside P. 357.

b2 = 100. Radius = 1 (5) = 2. b2 = 25. a = 15. and D. 216 . x is the sum of lengths AF and EF where AF is congruent to AB. The path of the second arrow forms the hypotenuse. AB is 4. Radius = 1 (10) = 5. x = 16. x is 4 plus 12. 49 + b2 = 74.5. B.52 + Radius = 5.75 = c2. Diameter P = 0. b = 5. Parallel lines form congruent arcs. 362. a2 + 400 = 625. Secants extending from a fixed exterior point form non-congruent arcs. miles + 10. C. 5 = c.752 = c2. a2 = 225. 363. 365.501 Geometry Questions 360.000 sq. and DE is the difference of CE and CD. Tangent lines drawn from a single exterior point are congruent to each of their points of interception with the circle. The first arrow is a tangent that also forms the leg of a right triangle.25 + 18. The diameter of P is half the diameter of O. therefore. or 16. B is not congruent to O. 2 D: 2. miles = c2. Radius = 5. 5 = c. The diameter of O is half the diamter of M. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of each circle’s radius: A: 72 + b2 = B: 12 + 742. A bull’s-eye is a circle. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the distance between Kim and the center of the bull’s-eye: 100 miles2 + 100 miles2 = c2. A. Parallel tangent lines form congruent semicircles.000 sq. the flight path of each arrow is a line.5. 2 C: 102 + b2 = 10 22. and EF is congruent to ED. miles = c2. 242 = c2. 1 + 24 = c2. Two diameters form congruent arcs.000 sq. 18. 25 = c2. d. The diameter of P is 0. 100 2 = c. 20. 6. The diameter of O is 1 in. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of DF: a2 + 202 = 252. 25 = c2. b = 10. Only 364.5 inches. Set 77 361. 10. Radius = 15. or 12. 100 + b2 = 200.

or 16π feet. Area = 150 square inches. The maximum area of an inscribed circle is π(11 feet)2. b. If the area of a square is 484 square feet. The area of a circle is pi times the square of its radius. or 32 centimeters. 192 feet is twice the length of the radius. therefore half of 192 feet. b. b. a. If the perimeter of a circle is 64π centimeters. A quarter of 360° is 90°. 373.501 Geometry Questions 366. it is a right angle. 372. then the radius of that circle is half of 64. Choice c is not the answer because 144. If the apothem of a dodecagon is 13 meters.) = 150 square inches. c. The circumference of a circle is pi times twice the radius. d. is the actual length of the radius. 371. or 121π square feet. then 17 feet is the length of its radius. or 96 feet. The area of a circle is the radius squared times pi: π(103 feet)2. then the sides of the square must measure 22 feet each. If 289 feet is the square of the circle’s radius. The length of ED is the height of ΔDEF. DHG is a major arc. 369. plug the measures of the radius and the height into 1 bh: 1 (15 in. The diameter of an inscribed circle has the same length as one side of the square. a. d. The length of arc BD is a quarter of the circumference of C. To find the area of ΔDEF. 375. c. Set 78 368. not the square root of 289. 374. 376. then the radii of an inscribed circle are also 13 meters. 370. 2 2 367. The area of the circle is π(13 meters)2.5 is half of 289. or 169π square meters. 217 . × 20 in. The perimeter of a circle is twice the radius times pi: (2 × 57 inches)π.

383. ft.501 Geometry Questions 377. or 96 square inches. and that is your answer. If central angle AOC measures 60°. Radius = 45 feet. Its area is π(14 inches)2.25π square feet each. or 1. 12 feet × 12 feet = 144 feet. The area of ΔABO is 1 2 (45 feet × 60 feet).5π square feet. a2 = 2.350 square feet – 337. feet)2.25π square feet: 225. M has half the radius of K. CD is part of a concentric circle outside O. Multiply the area of one semicircle by 6: 6 × 3.75π square inches.5π square feet. Subtract the area of six semicircles from the surface area of the cube: remaining surface area = 96 square inches – 18. a2 + 3. ft. or 24. 381.025π square feet. Subtract the areas of circles L and M π(15 from the area of K: 225π sq. it has a fourth of the K. 56. A ≈ 3. then the area inside the central angle is 1 6 the total area of O. The surface area of a cube is 6(4 inches2). Their areas equal π(7.5π square feet.5 in. b. or 196π square inches. Use the Pythagorean theorem: a2 + 602 = 752 .625. The radii of L and M are half the radius of K. The area of one semicircle is 2 π(r2): A = 2 π(2.600 = 5. Area = 18.125π 1 1 square inches. The area of AO is π(45 feet)2.4π square inches. or 337.125π square inches ≈ 18.025. Though area of 380. Choice b is a negative area and is incorrect.75π square inches.5 or 56. Set 79 378. The half circles that cap square ABCD form the same area as the circular void in the center. a = 45 feet.2).350 square feet. b. A 45° slice of that area is one-eighth the total area. or 2. 379. Choice a and d are the same answer. – 112. This question is much simpler than it seems.5π square 218 .0π square feet. Find the area of square ABCD. Subtract the area inside the central angle from the area of the triangle: shaded area = 1. or 225π square feet. = 112. or 1:4. 384. c. The area of K is 2). 382.5π sq.

(4 2 ft. + b2. Subtract 2 16 square feet from 8π square feet. The area of a trapezoid is half its height times the sum of its bases: 1 2 (4 ft. No.)2. Central angle BFD is a right angle. The area of ΔBFD is 1 (4 2 ft.501 Geometry Questions inches. = 16 sq. 32 sq. and AE equals 16 feet. or 49π square inches. then AF and EF equal 8 feet. If AG equals 4 feet.)2 = (4 ft.8π inches.88 square feet. This is still not the answer. or 6. The shaded area is the difference of ΔBCD’s area and the area between chord BD and arc BD. A 45° slice of that circumference is one-eighth the circumference.)2 + b2. Area ≈ 14. Its area is 1 (6 ft. 219 .1π square inches. Set 80 388. ft.) = 16 sq. AB and CD may have the same rotation. Area = 48 square feet. The circle’s radius is 4 2 feet. ft. The circumference of concentric An eighth of that circumference is 3. but they do not have the same length. The area of O is π(7 inches)2. + 16 ft. Subtract the smaller wedge from the larger wedge. ft. or 1. ft. The area of circle F is π(4 2 ft. × 4 2 ft. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find AG.5π inches.) = 2(24) = 48 square feet. A quarter of that area is 8π square feet.4π square inches. 389. then subtract that answer from 24 square feet and your answer is approximately 14.5π inches. 387. × 8 ft.)(8 ft.88 square feet. 1. a 45° slice of that area is one-eighth the total area. 3. it is a quarter of a circle’s rotation and a quarter of its area. The circumference of O is 14π inches. 385. or 32π square feet.8π inches. The 2 area of BD is tricky. and the shaded area is 18. Again. It is the area of the circle contained within ∠BFD minus the area of inscribed ΔBFD. 386.) = 24 sq. O is 28π inches. The height of ΔBCD is 6 feet. b = 4 ft.

72π sq. Its surface area is 4πr2. The candy inside the wrapper is a perfect sphere. where y is the value of r. The volume of a half sphere is 2 ( 3 πr3). = x2. Jarret. x = 2 inch. 6 3 x3. 36 sq. 2 1 1 1 8 cubic in. and you have the combined volume of all three cones and the cylinder.+ 144π sq.0π square inch. Multiply the volume of the cylinder by 2. 1 inch = x. 1 4 inch = y. y = 4 inch. = (πx2)12 ft. Surface area = 216π square feet. 391. Plug the variables in and solve: 1 π cubic in. Surface area = 1.). The ice cream in the cone is 1 π(1 inch2 × 3 inches).501 Geometry Questions Set 81 390. The surface area of a cylinder is 2πr2 + 2πrh: Plug the variables in and solve: Sa = 2π(6 ft)2 + 2π(6 ft. = y2. Plug the variables in and solve: Sa = 4π(0. Set 82 393. Tracy’s half scoop is 1 4 then 1 ( 4 π × 1 inch3). or π 3 3 cubic inches. where x is the value of 1 4 r. 220 . in. 6 1 96 π cubic in. The radius of cylinder P is represented by x . Plug in and solve: 432π cubic ft. 392. = 216π sq. The volume of each container is π(2 in. Jarret has 1 π cubic inches more ice cream than Tracy. ft.0π square inch. ft. ft.). 6 feet = x. = 4 πx3. = 394. One bag fills the volume of two containers. it is the only missing variable in the volume formula. 116 π sq. Plug in the variables and solve: cubic in. ft.)2(4 in. Two bags will fill the volume of four containers. or 2 π cubic inches. Total volume = 864π cubic feet. 3 397. = 1 πy2. 3 2 1 96 π 395. = 1 πy2 1 in. or 16π cubic inches. The three cones together equal the volume of the cylinder. This problem is easier than you think. x = 6 feet. The volume of a sphere is 3 πr3. × 12 ft.5 inch)2. 4 containers. Set 83 396. The volume of a cone is 2 3 3 1 2 πr h. Each cone has exactly the same volume. Sa = 1. The volume of a cone is 3 πr2h.

Now. Its circumference is 4π inches. or 6 2 π inches. This problem is not as hard as it might seem.125 inches per disc = 80 discs. r = 3 2 inches. The radius of a single speaker is π(r2 × 24 inches) = 2.400π cubic inches. 4. multiply the surface area of one half sphere by 32 because there are 32 halves: 32 × 128π square centimeters = 4. To find how many CDs will sit back-to-back in this container. After cooking. Munine’s door is less than 20 inches wide! 401. r = 10 inches.). The height of the dome is equal to the radius of the dome. r2 = 100 square inches. Half the volume of a sphere is 2 ( 3 πr3). or 144π cubic inches. Less than 20 inches. The width of each speaker is twice the radius. or 20 inches. or 128π square centimeters. If the 1 4 2 volume is 13.9 cubic meters. Circumference = 6 2 π inches. 80 discs. r = 6 inches.096π square centimeters.122π cubic feet. The remaining volume is 250 cubic meters – 4. Find the radius of the roast: 2πr = 12π inches. Its new radius is 72π cubic inches = πr2 × 4 inches.5 face. This is a multi step problem. it will fit snugly in a box with a 5 by 4. or 72π cubic inches. 27 feet. 3 which simplifies to 4. divide the length of the container by the thickness of each disc: 10 inches 0. Set 84 402.5 meters)3. 400. 221 . The surface area of half a sphere is 2πr2. A 4-inch- wide disc’s diameter is 4 inches. Each sphere’s surface area is 2π(8 centimeters2).)2(4 in.5π cubic meters.9 cubic meters. Approximately 235. Surface area of a whole sphere is 4πr2. 399. then the radius is 27 feet. or approximately 235. or 4 π(1.096π square centimeters.5π cubic meters. Joe removed the same amount of material as volume in the sphere. therefore the height is also 27 feet. The new circumference of the roast is 2πr.501 Geometry Questions 398. the roast is half is original volume. or 3 πr3. 403. The volume of the roast is π(6 in.

Volume of a cone = 3 πr2h.375π cubic inches.1 cubic feet. The volume of the jar is π(2. The volume of each candy is 3 π(0. The remaining volume is approximately 57. 1. First. 408.518 candies. V = 18π cubic 1 1 inches. V = π(1 in. Remaining volume ≈ 57. Volume of a sphere = 3 πr3. 409. Volume of a sphere = 3 πr3. V = 3 π(1 in.5 3 cubic feet. or 30. V = 36π cubic inches. V = 3 π(3 in.6 cubic feet.6 ft.518 candies can theoretically fit into the given jar (not including the space between which is (4.501 Geometry Questions 404.). or 4 0. 4 4 4 There are two handballs. or approximately 33.375π cubic inches 0.25 inches)3. so two times the volume = 8 3 π cubic inches.2 × 4 in. There are four arm segments. The volume of the sphere within is only 4 π(2 feet)3.3).5 feet)3. 407. or approximately 91. Subtract the volume of the sphere from the volume of the cube.02π cubic inches ). Set 85 406. find the volume of the cube. 30.25 inches2 × 6) inches. V = 3 π cubic inches. and 1. Volume of a cylinder = πr2h.)2(6 in.)3. 405.) V = 4π cubic 4 4 inches. Divide the volume of the jar by the volume of a candy ( candies). V = 3 π(3 in. so four times the volume = 16π cubic inches.02π cubic inches. 222 .

501 Geometry Questions 410. Each foot is a rectangular prism. V = π(1 in. Multiply: 1 cubic inch × 581.6π cubic inches + 8 cubic inches. Volume of a prism = length × width × height. so two times the volume = 8 cubic inches. There are four leg segments. V = 4 π(3 in. × 2 in. 414. The sum of the volumes of its parts equals a total volume. 413. 18π cubic inches + 36π cubic inches + 16π cubic inches + 3 π cubic inches + 90π cubic inches + 20π cubic inches ≈ 182. Volume of a cylinder = πr2h. V = 2 in.36 cubic inches. Total volume = 90π cubic inches. V = 4 cubic inches.2 × 5 in. Volume of a sphere = 4 πr3. and a cylinder. V = π(3 in.08 ounces. There are two feet.14. then V ≈ 581.)3.36 cubic inches = 1.) V = 5π cubic inches. 411.)2 (6 in. 3 ounces 8 Puppet Dan is surprisingly light for all his volume! 223 . 3 3 V = 36π cubic inches. V = 54π cubic inches. Volume of a cylinder = πr2h. so four times the volume = 20π cubic inches.). The body is the sum of two congruent half spheres. If π ≈ 3.744. which is really one sphere. 412. × 1 in.

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Seem familiar? It all should. it is Chapter 1 revisited. how do you locate something that doesn’t take up space? To locate points in space. A point is a location in space. But if space is infinitely long and wide. graph a grid by drawing horizontal and vertical lines. 5 4 3 2 1 −5 −4 −3 −2 −1 −1 −2 −3 −4 −5 y-axis 1 origin 2 3 4 5 x-axis 17 . a plane is an expanse of locations in space.Coordinate Geometry Geometry is about the relationships of objects in space. a line is a series of locations in space.

spaces above or below the x-axis).−3) Quadrant III y Quadrant IV Plotting a Point on a Coordinate Plane To plot a point from the origin.−2) (2.) 226 .2) (3. Using the first coordinate.1) x (−5. every diagonal line segment has length. look at the coordinate pair. Every point has a coordinate pair: (spaces left or right of the y-axis. Using the second coordinate. Its length is the square root of the sum of the square length of each leg.501 Geometry Questions A point’s position left or right of the origin is its x-coordinate. count the number of spaces indicated right (x > 0) or left (x < 0) of the origin. (It is the Pythagorean theorem revisited. Quadrant II Quadrant I (−3. a point’s position up or down from the x-axis is its y-coordinate. The Length of a Line On a grid. it is the hypotenuse of an imaginary right triangle. count the number of spaces indicated up (y > 0) or down (y < 0) of the x-axis.

where the x-axis begins. d.501 Geometry Questions a=x–x b=y–y c = d (the distance between two points) c2 = a2 + b2 (Pythagorean Theorem) d2 = (x – x)2 + (y – y)2 (2 − (−2)) Pythagorean theorem a2 + b2 + c2 √a2 + b2 = c (−2 − (+4)) Distance = √Δx2 + Δy2 D = √(−2 − 4)2 + (2 − −2)2 D = √(−6)2 + (4)2 D = √36 + 16 D = √52 = 2√13 Set 86 Choose the best answer. where the y-axis begins. c. not a location. b. 415. where the x-axis intersects the y-axis. 227 . The origin is a.

I. 417. y-axis. is 15 spaces right and 15 spaces below •N (–15. b.02 spaces above •A (20. c. 419. •Q a. d. a. II.–2) lies in quadrant I. (–3. d. •A a.. b. d. IV. II.0). III. (.100) lies in quadrant I. d. c. 228 . •R lies in quadrant a. IV.. II. •O lies on x-axis. •B lies in quadrant a. c. II. III. the origin. c. •O •B 420. is 40 spaces left and . IV. d. IV. d. III. (–109. II.3) lies in quadrant I.01. IV. III. b. 421. b. I.501 Geometry Questions 416. III. b. c. c. •M a. z-axis.–2). 418.18). b. •R is 3 spaces right and one space above •P (–1.

the x-axis. The second baseman and the hitter lie on the y-axis. •B (0. b. d.–5) and •K (–2. c. b. d. II. III. IV. finitely long. (14. •A (12. On a coordinate plane. c. the ball lies in quadrant a.501 Geometry Questions 422.3) are a. If the hitter bats a ball into the far left field. d. The distance between •J (4. 29. noncollinear.0) determine a plane.3). c. c. b. noncoplanar. a solid line. d. •G a. A baseball field is divided into quadrants. b. y = 0 is a. 229 . are collinear. 425. d. c.0) is a. b. 22. collinear.3) and •C (–12. are a line. 426. 61.15) and •I (3. 11. the y-axis. a line. I. are noncoplanar. •H (–1. 423. The pitcher is the point of origin. the first baseman and the third baseman lie on the x-axis.–2). 424.

A B x C D y 427.501 Geometry Questions Set 87 State the coordinate pair for each point. 428. 429. 430. •A •B •C •D 230 .

plot •M (4. plot •P (0. 231 . 433. 436. From •M.5). x y 431. Remember to label each point appropriately. From •N. From the origin. plot •Q (–4.501 Geometry Questions Set 88 Plot each point on the same coordinate plane.1).–6).–1).–3). 434. From the origin. 432. From the origin. From •O. plot •O (–3. 435.0). plot •R (–7. plot •N (12.

3) and •F (7.32) (–1.3) (17. 440.–1) (–3. •A (0.501 Geometry Questions Set 89 Find the distance between each given pair of points.0) •C •E •G 232 . 439.–2) and •D (4. 438.0) and •H (–3. 437.4) and •B (0.

You do not need to actually count 109 spaces left of the origin to know that •M lies left of the y-axis. Both coordinates are negative: count three spaces left of the origin. •B lies in quadrant II. This new coordinate pair is •R (2. c. add like coordinates: (–40) + 20 = –20. any point whose x-coordinate is zero. . 233 . add like coordinates: 3 + (–1) = 2. To find a new coordinate pair. (–15) + 0 = –15. It is not the beginning of either axis because both axes extend infinitely in opposite directions. This new coordinate pair is •B (–20. 416. The origin. c.02 + . you do not need to count one-hundredth of a space right of the origin or a hundred spaces up from the x-axis to find in which quadrant •Q lies. 422. The y-coordinate of every point on the x-axis is zero. is in fact a location.0).20).. add like coordinates: 15 + (–15) = 0. To know which quadrant •Q lies in. which means they have no beginning and no end. Points right of the y-axis and above the x-axis lie in quadrant I.20. Nor do you need to count three tenths of a space to know that •M lies above the x-axis. •A is in quadrant III. d. To find a new coordinate pair.18 = . •R lies in quadrant IV. b. a. whose coordinate pair is (0. you only need to know that •Q is right of the y-axis and above the x-axis. It is where the x-axis meets the y-axis.–15). 1 + (–2) = –1. Points left of the y-axis and above the x-axis are in quadrant II. 421. a. This new coordinate pair is (0.–1). Again. 417. 419. To find a new coordinate pair. then count two spaces down from the x-axis.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 86 415. 420. 418. b. b.

count one space right of the origin and six spaces up. (−5)2 = 25. two negatives make a positive. they could be connected to make a horizontal line. If you chose choice b. •B. Set 87 427. b. then your mistake began after you squared –5. Square both differences: 62 = 36. First. and •I do not lie on a common line. If you chose d. To locate •B from the origin. To locate •A from the origin. Caution: Do not assume points are noncollinear because they do not share a common x or y coordinate. (–4. –5 – 0 = –5. Three noncollinear points determine a plane. This point lies on the x-axis. Choice a is incorrect because all points on a coordinate plane are coplanar. you doubled your differences. but they are not a line. •A.6). b. count seven spaces right of the origin and no spaces up or down. 425. Draw a baseball field—its exact shape is irrelevant. and •C are collinear. •B •A 428. (7. Choices b and d are incorrect because •G. Add the squared differences together. d = 61. 429. The ball passes the pitcher and veers left of the second baseman. only the alignment of the players matter.5). and take the square root of their sum: 36 + 25 = 61. •H. the square of a negative number is positive. •C 234 . then you didn’t square your differences. 426. c. a. then your mistake began when subtracting the x-coordinates. it is in the second quadrant. 424. To locate •C from the origin. count four spaces left of the origin and two and a half spaces up.0). plot the points on a coordinate plane and try to connect them with one straight line. If you chose choice a. (1. nor can they be connected to form a straight line.501 Geometry Questions 423. Remember a negative number multiplied by a negative number is a positive number. To be certain.2. They form the axis of the coordinate plane. find the difference between like coordinates: x – x and y – y: 4 – (–2) = 6.

d2 = (–1 – 4)2 + (–2 – (–1))2.−6) R (-10. d2 = (–5)2 + (–1)2. d = 26. 438.501 Geometry Questions 430. d2 = (–3 –7)2 + (3 – 3)2. d = 10. d2 = 02 + (–28)2.−1) N (12. d2 = 100.−9) Set 89 437.6) M (4.5) Q (8. Distance = 10. but count 3 spaces down from the origin. 439. you could just count the number of spaces along the line’s length to find the distance between •A and •B. and x equals zero. d2 = 784. see the graph below. count no spaces left or right. you 235 . Distance = 26. Because these two points form a vertical line. Set 88 For questions 431– 436. d2 = (0 – 0)2 + (4 – 32)2. P (4. d2 = 25 + 1.−1) O (-3.–3). d2 = (–10)2 + 02. because these two points form a horizontal line. Again. •D (0. This point lies on the y-axis. To locate •D from the origin. d = 28. Distance = 28.

d2 = (17 – (–3))2 + (0 – 0)2. you could just count the spaces along the line’s length to find the distance between •G and •H. d2 = 400. d2 = (20)2 + 02. 440. 236 . d = 20. Because these two points also form a horizontal line. Distance = 20.501 Geometry Questions could just count the number of spaces along the line’s length to find the distance between •E and •F.

slope increases until the line is vertical.18 The Slope of a Line The SLOPE of a line is the measure of its incline. A horizontal surface is zero effort. no slope − increasing incline + increasing incline zero slope zero slope A horizontal line has zero slope. also called no slope. As incline increases. a steep hill takes a lot of effort. . the slope of a vertical line is undefined. Think of slope as the effort to climb a hill. and a vertical surface cannot be climbed without equipment.

and ΔX is the change in horizontal distance. where ΔY is the change in vertical distance. If a slope is 1 . A negative slope descends from left to right. 2 238 . the slope of the line is the value of m. or rise to run. Slope in a Line Equation Every line on a coordinate plane has a line equation. When a line equation is written as y = mx + b. B Δy Δx Δx Δy A Slope A is negative Slope B is positive Slope C is positive Slope D is negative Δx x-axis Δy C Δy D Δx y-axis Note: Positive and negative slopes indicate direction of an incline. Perpendicular lines have negative reciprocal slopes. The Slopes of Perpendicular and Parallel Lines Parallel lines have the same slope. You can substitute the coordinate values for every point on that line into the equation and still satisfy the equation. or rises from right to left. x and y. A positive slope rises from left to right. a perpendicular slope is –2.501 Geometry Questions Finding Slope Slope is represented by a ratio of height to length (the legs of a right triΔY angle). It is written as ΔX . Most of those line equations have two variables.

d. Bethany’s ramp to her office lobby rises 3 feet for every 36 feet. c. 1 foot 12 feet . coordinates. Which equation is a line perpendicular to y = – 2 x + 4? a. 1 443. In American homes. 12 feet 1 foot . 16 9. c. If each hill were graphed. 9 7. b. The slope of a standard staircase is a. The incline is a. +4 y = 2x + 8 y = –2x + 8 y = 1x + 8 2 1 2x 444. 441. 239 . 442. 36 feet 1 foot . slope. b. b. c. they would have the same a. d. c. b. a standard stair rises 7″ for every 9″. 2 7. length. equation. Pam and Sam are climbing different hills with the same incline. d. 7 9. d. 36 feet 3 feet .501 Geometry Questions Set 90 Choose the best answer.

y = c.2) x-axis (0. positive slope.−6) y-axis 240 .0) (−2. (10. State the slope for each of the following diagrams. negative slope. Set 91 zero slope. The y-axis has a. d. y = b. undefined slope. Which equation is a line parallel to y = – 15 x + 7? 14 a. 447. b.501 Geometry Questions 445. y = 14 15 x + 12 15 14 x + 7 –14 15 x + 12 15 14 x + 12 446. y = d. c.

501 Geometry Questions 448.10) x-axis (−1. (1.0) y-axis 241 .

0) x-axis (0.−5) y-axis 242 .501 Geometry Questions 449. (−3.

which has a – 5 slope.6) lies on line l. Draw line m.–4) lies on line m. Draw line n. which has a 3 slope.501 Geometry Questions 450. 453. which has a slope. Draw line l. (−7. 451.5) x-axis y-axis Set 92 Draw each line on one coordinate plane. 452.5 •Q •S (9.5) (11. 1.0 0.–2) lies on line n. 2 (–3. 243 . •M (0.

456. and D (2. C (–1. 455.–5). C (4.–7) is a trapezoid.3).–1). B (6. Show that the figure with vertices A (–5.–1). 454. Show that the figure with vertices A (–8. and D (–1.–5).–5) is a right triangle.5).5). B (–5. 244 . B (–6.501 Geometry Questions Set 93 Use distance and slope formulas to prove the validity of questions 454 through 456. and C (6.–1). 3) is a parallelogram. Show that the figure with vertices A (2.

or slope. b. they rise the same amount over the same distance. Choice a is an entirely different line. The x-axis is an example of a horizontal line. c. If two lines have the same incline. negative slopes are non-vertical lines that descend from left to right. In this case. The y-axis is a vertical line. Place the vertical change in distance over the horizontal change in distance: –8 –12 . a. Set 91 447. Parallel lines have the same rise over distance ratio. 3 2 3. its slope is 0 or undefined (some1 times referred to as “no slope”). horizontal lines have zero slope. Choices b and d are perpendicular line equations because their slopes are negative reciprocals of the given slope. If every step rises 7″ for every 9″. 445. b. the constant preceding the variable x is the line’s slope. 442. the relationship of rise over distance is slope. Subtract like coordinates: –2 – 10 = –12. –6 – 2 = –8. The simplified ratio is 1 foot 12 feet . In the slope-intercept formula. then the relationship of rise over distance is 7 . That means in slope-intercept equations. 9 443. 1 444. Since perpendicular lines have slopes that are negative reciprocals. If the ramp rises 3 feet for every 36 feet. then the relationship of rise over distance is 3 foot 36 feet . 446. – 14 must precede x in both 15 equations. the constant before the x-variable will be the same. c. Then reduce the top and bottom of the fraction by 4. 245 . The final slope is 2 . a line perpendicular to y = – 1 x + 4 2 must have a 2 slope. b.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 90 441. Positive slopes are non-vertical lines that rise from left to right.

Then reduce the top and bottom of the fraction by 2. The –2 final slope is 5. Subtract like coordinates: –3 – 0 = –3. The slope is – 3 . 449. 0 – 10 = –10. 450. see the graph below. Place the 5 vertical change in distance over the horizontal change in distance: 5 5 –3 . Horizontal lines have zero slope ( –18 = 0). 0 Set 92 For questions 451– 453. M x axis S Q l n m y axis 246 . 5. – 3 . Subtract like coordinates: –1 – 1 = –2. Place the vertical change in distance over the horizontal change in distance: – 10 .501 Geometry Questions 448. 0 (zero slope). 0 – (–5) = 5.

therefore ΔABC is a right triangle. its 42 + (–22). 1. ( 2)2 + ( 2)2. Slope BC is – 4 . slope of DA is ( –2 ). CA is horizontal because its slope equals zero. The slope of AB is (3 – 5) (–8 – (–6)) . you could draw figure ABCD in a coordinate plane and visually confirm that it is a parallelogram. The slope of AB is is (–1 – (–5)) (6 – 6) 4 0. Slope of CD is 6 . Again. The slope of line DA is or 0 10 . 456. or 0 –10 . The slope of CD 2 or 2 . Opposite sides AB and CD have the same slope but measure different lengths. which means they are parallel and congruent.501 Geometry Questions Set 93 454. or 10. or 2 2. From the calculations above you know that opposite AB and CD have the same slope and length. or 10. Also opposite lines BC and DA have the same zero slope and lengths. its length is 0 y coordinates. or 4. again. or 2 . its length is 0 1 y coordinates. The slope of BC is is (5 – 3) (4 – 2) . therefore they are parallel and noncongruent. Finally. The slope of BC or 0 . Figure ABCD is a trapezoid. 455. Horizontal and vertical lines meet perpendicularly. or 2 5. and •C is the difference of the x coordinates. The distance between •C and •D is (3 – 3) (–8 – 2) . or you could find the slope between each line. Slope AB is the difference of the difference of the difference of length is –4 0 . You could draw the figure. therefore figure ABCD is a parallelogram because opposite sides AB/CD and BC/DA are parallel and congruent. The distance between •B 22 + 22. The distance between •A and •B is 2 (5 – 5) (–6 – 4) . or 2 2. or you could find the slope and distance between each point. The distance between •D and •A is the difference of the x-coordinates. The slope of 4 (–5 – (–1)) (2 – 6) 4 (–5 – (–5)) CA is (6 – 2) . its length is x coordinates. BC is vertical 4 because its slope is undefined. they are parallel and congruent. or 4. You must prove that only one pair of opposite sides in figure ABCD is parallel and noncongruent. or 6. 247 .

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The Equation of a Line The standard linear line equation is ax + by = c. It has no exponents greater than one and at least one variable (x or y). 19 .

501 Geometry Questions Points on a Line Every point on a line will satisfy the line’s equation. plug it in. To find whether a point satisfies the equation. x −2x + 1y = −1 −2(1) + 1y = −1 −2 + y = −1 +2 +2 y= 1 −2(0) + 1y = −1 0 + y = −1 y = −1 −2(−1) + 1y = −1 +2 + y = −1 −2 −2 y = −3 y 1 1 0 −1 −1 −3 250 . use a single variable. Plug it in and solve for the unknown coordinate. Using a chart to monitor your progress will help you. To find points along a line.

−2) y intercept slope = rise = 2 run 2 y = 1x − 2 y axis Set 94 Choose the best answer. 457.501 Geometry Questions The Slope-Intercept Equation A special arrangement of the linear equation looks like y = mx + b.0). x axis rise run (0. In the linear equation y = –4x + 5. c.–4). b represents the y coordinate where the line crosses the y-axis. m represents the line’s slope. (–4.5). (5.0). b. (0. the y-intercept is a. d. 251 . (0.

x = – 1 y + 2 2 462.9) satisfy which equation? a. c. b. y = 6 x + 9 8 463. •B. •A (–4. y) satisfies the equation y = – 5 x + 5 . d. b. 1 a. and •C are collinear: •A (–3.3) satisfies the equation y = 2 x + b. y = 4 x + 3 3 b. y).–1). What is the value of b if (–2. 1 –2 –3 –1 461. •B a. b. c. y = 2x – 2 b.3). 3. 2 . What is the value of y if (1. y = –2x + 2 c. d. Convert the linear equation 4x – 2y = 4 into a slope-intercept equation. y = 3 x + 3 4 d. 1 –1 –3 –5 252 . 459.–9). The slope of linear equation y = 3 x– 1 is 2 a. and •C (8. (0. x = 1 y – 2 2 d. 2. Find the missing y value if •A. y = 3 x + 0 4 c. and •C (3. •B (0. –2 –1 3 4 12 2 460. a.501 Geometry Questions 458. 3 c. a. c. d.0). 3 2. d. b.

c. y = 10x – 2 y + 3 = 4x 5 470. d. b. –2) satisfies which equation that parallels 2 x + 4 y = 8 ? a. 466. y = –1x + 2 2 y = 2x + 2 y = –2x – 2 y = 1x – 2 2 1 1 1 465. For each set of equations below. y = 2x + y = 1x + 2 y = –2x – 2 y = –2x + 1 2 1 2 1 2 Set 95 A point of interception is a point in space shared by two or more lines. c. find the point of interception. y = – 5 x – 2 6 1 y = 1x + 1 468. line equations are equal. 1x + 2y = 4 5 2x –y= 1 2 253 . = 2x + 6 y = –1x – 1 3 3 1 2y 469. b. At a point of interception. y = 2 x + 4 1 y = –4x + 1 467. d. A (0. Which line perpendicularly meets line 1x + 2y = 4 on the y-axis? a.501 Geometry Questions 464.

477. What are the vertices of ΔABC? 472.501 Geometry Questions Set 96 Use the line equations below to answer questions 471 through 474. What is the perimeter of ΔABC? 474. x=0 y=0 y = x –3. What special parallelogram is quadrilateral ABCD? 479. What is the special name for ΔABC? 473. Show that diagonals AC and BD perpendicular. What are the vertices of quadrilateral ABCD? 476. What is the area of quadrilateral ABCD? 254 . 478. 471. Show that quadrilateral ABCD is a parallelogram. y = –1x – 3 3 y = 1x – 1 3 y = –1x – 1 3 y = 1x – 3 3 475. What is the area of ΔABC? Set 97 Use the line equations below to answer questions 475 through 479.

Immediately. b. the number without a variable beside it is the y value of the y intercept coordinate pair. Subtract 4x from both sides: –2y = –4x + 4. the signs were not reversed on the right hand side. its x value is always zero. 461. 3 = (–1) + b. find the slope between •A and •C: 8 -4 –3 – 3 = –6. Plug the value of x into the equation and solve: y = – 5 (1) + 5 · y 12 2 = – 152 + 2 5 · y = – 150 · y = –2. To convert a standard linear equation into a slope. In the slope-y intercept equation.intercept equation. a. –1 – (–9) = 8. 255 . –5 is your unknown value. Plug the value of x and y into the equation and solve: 3 = 2 (−2) + 1 b. count right three spaces and down four spaces. y = 3 x + 3. Choices c and d are incorrect because they single out the x variable. -6 . In the slope-y intercept equation. You are at point (3. First. Find the slope between any two of the given points: (– 4 – 0) = – 4 . choices a and b are eliminated. 4 = b. b. Choice c is eliminated because –4 is actually the line’s slope value.–5).–5) is on the line connecting •A and •C. Divide both sides by –2: y = 2x – 2.–9). c. 460. 462. You are at point (0. (0 – 3) –3 or 3 .501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 94 457. From •A. the number preceding the x variable is the line’s slope. In this case that number is the entire fraction 2 . d. From this point. Point (0. 3 459. Choice b is incorrect because after both sides of the equation are divided by –2. Plug the slope and y value of •B into the 4 formula y = mx + b. count right three spaces and down four spaces. or 3 represents the slope. single out the y variable. •B is the y intercept. d. 4 463. d. 458. The unknown y value is also the intercept value of a line that connects all three points. When a line intercepts the y-axis.

rearrange the first equation so that only the variable y is on one side of the equal sign.5 x – 1x = 6 1 2 + 1. x = – 456 . Divide both sides by 2: y = – 1 x + 2. (– 13 . 469. (– 3 . Insert the value of x into one equation 13 1 2y and solve for y: 1 y = 2(– 37 ) + 6. y = 2 3 3 11 3 11 3. 467. 3 + 3. 15 7 6 1 . Line up equations and solve for x: – 5 x – 2 = 1x + 1. First. y = 2 (2x + 6).501 Geometry Questions 464. 466. First. y = 22 37 8 468. A line that perpendicularly intercepts this 2 line on the y-axis has a negative reciprocal slope but has the same y intercept value: y = 2x + 2. Insert the value of x into one equation and 2 3 solve for y: y = 1 (– 2 ) + 4. 23 256 . 465. 11 3 plug the x and y value into the second equation. then your solution is correct. Insert the value of x into one 2 22 7 22 . y = – 71 . If opposite sides of the equal sign are the same. 2 y = 4 13 . 5 for y: y = 10(– 456 ) – 2. To check your answer. Line up 5 equations and solve for x: 4 x – 3 = 10x – 2. y = – 50 – 46 92 46 . c. – 151 x = 3 . y = 4x + 1 12. convert the standard linear equation into a slope-y intercept equation. y= 8 13 . x = – 37 . First. convert the standard linear equation into a slope-intercept equation. (– 22 . First. 2 x + 2 11 1 1 4x = –3. 3 11 3 = 11 3. 2 13 5 71 = – 74 + 13 78 1 13 . 3 13 3x = – 337 . 22 ). Isolate the y variable: 2y = –1x + 4. (– 46 . A parallel line will have the same slope as the 2 given equation. Line up equations and solve for x: 2 x + 4 = –4x + 1. 3 ). 4 5x – 10x = 3 – 2.– 23 ). Line up equations and solve for x: 4x + 12 = – 1 x – 1 . equation and solve: y = – 15 + 1. Isolate the y variable: 1 y = – 1 x + 1 . x = – 2 . x = – 15 . rearrange the second equation so that only the variable y is on one side of the equal sign: y = 4 x – 3. = 8 3 = –4(– 2 ) + 1. Multiply both sides 4 2 8 by 4: y = –2x + 1 . 9 x = –3. 13 ). – 456 x = 1. b. 4x + 1 x = 3 3 3 –12 – 1 . y = – 1 + 4. however the y intercept will be different: y = –2x – 2. Insert the value of x into one equation and solve y = – 14462 .

0).–3). The vertices of ΔABC are A (0. 2 + 2 2 2 2y = Set 95 471. Line up equations and 2 2 2 1 2 solve for x: 2 – 1 x = – 1 + 5 x. you would solve for each point of interception. and they both measure 3 lengths.5 square units. y = 2 – 1 x. d = 18.-3). and C (0. x = 0 (the y-axis) and y = 0 (the x-axis) meet at the origin. a = 4. The perimeter of ΔABC is the sum of the lengths of its sides: 3 + 3 + 3 2 = 6 + 3 2. therefore the origin is the first point of interception. and 0 = x – 3. 6 y= 19 12 . and •C (0. CA has no slope. AB has zero slope. 2 2 5 6 5 2 = 6 x. •A = 1 x + 5 x. rearrange both equations to read. “y equals”: 2y = 4 – 5 19 x. (0. First. ( 6 . ΔABC is an isosceles right triangle. d = 32 + 32. y = –3. in pairs.5 square units. Perimeter = 6 units + 3 2 units. 2y = – 5. One at a time.0). 12 ). Using the Pythagorean theorem or the distance formula. plug x = 0 and y = 0 into the equation y = x – 3 to find the two other points of interception: y = 0 – 3. 2 5 6 = x. 473. B (3. or undefined slope. –3 = x. Area = 4. 0). They are perpendicular. 472. or 1 2 (3 × 3). The area of ΔABC is 2 its height times its length. + 2y = 4. find the length of BC. AB and CA are three units long. Insert 24 6 the value of x into one equation and solve: 19 6. 1 474.0). •B (3. –y = 2 1 2 – 5 x. ΔABC is an isosceles right triangle. 257 .501 Geometry Questions 470. y = – 1 + 5 x. however. d = 3 2. Usually.

3 •A (0. 1 x – 1 = – 1 x – 1. the slope is the constant preceding x. d = 9 + 1. 478. The slope of a line is the change in y over the change in x. 10. therefore diagonals AC and BD are perpendicular. 3 3 3 3 3 y = – 1 (–3) – 3. and DA have the same slopes. (3. x = 0. find each point of interception: (–3. The (–2) slope of AC is –2 – – 3 .–1). – 1 x – 1 x = 1 – 3. In slope-intercept form.–3). 3 3 y = 1 (0) – 1. and BC. all four sides are congruent. – 2 x = –2. or –0 . Rhombus. y = –1. d = 10. 3 •B •C 1 3x + 1 x = 1 – 1. Area = 12 square units. – 1 x – 1 = 1 x – 3. 3 3 3 3 3 y = – 1 (3) – 1. AC is 6 units long while BD is 2 1 units long: 2 (6 units)(2 units) = 6 units. 3 3 y = 1 (0) – 3. x = 3. 6 –3 0 0 Lines with zero slopes and no slopes are perpendicular. d = (0 – –3)2 + (–3 – –2)2. – 2 x = 2. 3 2 3x = 0. – 1 x – 1 x = 3 – 1. The area of a rhombus is its base times its height or half the product of its diagonals. y = –2. Quadrilateral ABCD is a rhombus because opposite sides are parallel. d = 10. 3 2 3x = 0. d = (–3 – 0)2 + (–2 – –1)2. You can very quickly determine that AB and CD. y = 1 – 3. d = 10. d = (3 – 0)2 + (–2 – –3)2. 10. half the product of its diagonals is the easiest to find because the diagonals are vertical and horizontal lines. d = 9 + 1. x = 0. The length of each line segment is: mAB = mBC = mCD = mDA = 10. y = –1 – 1. In this case. y = –2. d = 9 + 1. 476. 3 (0. y = –3. d = 9 + 1. 477.–2).501 Geometry Questions Set 96 475.–2). d = (0 – 3)2 + (–1 – –2)2. In pairs. d = 10. 258 . x = –3. The slope of BD is –10––(–3) . – 1 x – 3 = 1 x – 1. or 2 . 10. 479. 1 x – 3 = – 1 x – 3. 3 •D 1 3x + 1 x = 3 – 3. and diagonals are perpendicular.

They are right similar triangles: their corresponding angles are congruent and their corresponding sides are in proportion to each other. .20 Trigonometry Basics Geometry provides the foundation for trigonometry. Look at the triangles on the next page.

etc. : : 3 5 : 6 10 : Create a ratio using any two sides of just the first triangle. or 16 20. Compare these two ratios to the next similar triangle.501 Geometry Questions S K 20 16 B 10 8 5 4 A 3 C J 6 L R 12 T 3 4 4 5 : 6 8 8 10 : 12 16. or 12 20. They are equal. 260 . Compare that ratio to another ratio using the corresponding sides of the triangle next of it. All three are equal. and they always will be.

Scientific calculators also have functions for the trigonometric ratios. they are called adjacent or opposite to an angle in the right triangle. Instead.501 Geometry Questions Unlike the Pythagorean theorem. then you will remember the order of each ratio: “O Heck. trigonometric ratios do not call the legs of a right triangle a or b. Consult 261 . Another Hour Of Algebra”) Using a Trigonometric Table Trigonometric ratios for all acute angles are commonly listed in tables. (If you can remember this phrase. A A adjacent ∠A opposite ∠B O opposite ∠A o BO = h AB a AO = h AB o = BO a AO B O adjacent ∠B o AO = h AB a BO = h AB o = AO a BO B Sin ∠A Sin ∠B Cos ∠A Cos ∠B Tan ∠A Tan ∠B Each combination of sides has a special name: Sine ∠ = opposite leg hypotenuse . or Sin ∠ = o h a h o a Cosine ∠ = Tangent ∠ = adjacent leg hypotenuse . or Cos ∠ = or Tan ∠ = opposite leg adjacent leg .

485 0.545 0.921 0.515 0.788 0.470 0.424 0.906 0.829 0.682 0.900 0.342 0.934 0.404 0.287 0.625 0.656 0.407 0.839 0.629 0.695 0.927 0.588 0.602 0.649 0.899 0.766 0.727 0.946 0.848 0.276 0.306 0.554 0.700 0.933 0.956 0.857 0. Angle 16° 17° 18° 19° 20° 21° 22° 23° 24° 25° 26° 27° 28° 29° 30° 31° 32° 33° 34° 35° 36° 37° 38° 39° 40° 41° 42° 43° 44° 45° Sin 0.423 0.309 0.940 0.707 Cos 0.869 0.326 0.731 0.292 0.810 0.510 0.384 0.866 0.781 0.445 0.000 262 .675 0.454 0. Part of a trigonometric table is given below.438 0.643 0.819 0.530 0.951 0.809 0.961 0.601 0.755 0. and not the radian setting.325 0.577 0.391 0.574 0.466 0.839 0.364 0.559 0.875 0.707 Tan 0.966 1.669 0.375 0.754 0.616 0.799 0.500 0.743 0.501 Geometry Questions your calculator handbook to make sure you have your calculator in the degree.719 0.344 0.891 0.914 0.777 0.358 0.488 0.532 0.883 0.

In ΔABC.501 Geometry Questions Example: Find each value. or tan). AB is 5 inches and BC is 10 inches.900 Example: Find m∠A. Cos B = 0.731 Solution: a.719 b. cos 44° = 0. m∠A = 41° b. cos A = 0. m∠A = 43° Angles and Their Trigonometric Ratio A trigonometric ratio can determine either of a triangle’s acute angles. cos. then find the decimal equivalent on the trigonometric chart under the trigonometric function you used (sin. First.500 m∠B = 60 263 . cos 44° b. tan 42° = 0. tan 42° Solution: a. a. choose the trigonometric function that addresses the angle you are looking for and uses the sides given. a. What is the rotation of ∠B? Cos B = adjacent hypotenuse Cos B = 5 10 Divide the ratio into its decimal equivalent. sin A = 0.656 b. Vertex A is a right angle.

501 Geometry Questions How to Find a Side Using a Trigonometric Ratio and Angle If one side and an angle are given in a right triangle and a second side is unknown. Sin 30 = opposite hypotenuse CA 20 CA 20 Sin 30 = 0. In ΔABC. Select the appropriate trigonometric function and find its decimal value on the chart. BC is 20 inches and ∠B is 30°. ∠A is a right angle. Then solve.500 = 10 = CA 264 . determine the relationship of both sides to the given angle. Find the length of side CA.

Sin A = 16 for which of the following triangles? 12 a. 12 C 16 B c. 480.501 Geometry Questions Set 98 Choose the best answer. Trigonometric ratios are rounded to the nearest thousandth. A 16 12 C B d. A 16 C 12 A B b. A 16 C 12 B 265 .

Tan A = 12 for which of the following triangles? 13 a. A 13 C 12 B 266 .501 Geometry Questions 481. 12 C 13 B c. A 13 C 12 B d. A 13 12 C B A b.

b. Cos B = 33 for which of the following triangles? 13 a. d. Sine Cosine Tangent none of the above 267 . A 13 33 C B d.501 Geometry Questions 482. Which trigonometric function can equal or be greater than 1.000? a. A 33 C 13 B 483. c. A 13 C 33 B c. 13 33 A 33 C 13 B b.

What is the sum of trigonometric ratios Sin 54 and Cos 36? a.536 488. A plane ascends at a 40° angle.961 1. What is the sum of trigonometric ratios Sin 33 and Sin 57? a. b. 80.237 1.501 Geometry Questions 484. 35° c.276 0. Round the answer to the nearest tenth. When it reaches an altitude of one hundred feet. The beam reaches the wall 13. above the ground.384 489. 119.000 1. 44° b.6 feet c.618 1. b. use the trigonometric chart. Sin 45 and tan 45 Sin 30 and cos 60 Cos 30 and tan 45 Tan 60 and sin 45 487. What is the measure of the angle formed by the beam and the ground? a.922 268 . c. d. b. What is the sum of trigonometric ratios Cos 16 and Cos 74? a. a. d.3 feet b.000 1. c. 64. 0. 0. beam leans against a wall. c. b. 0. 76. d.545 1. d.1 feet d. how much ground distance has it covered? To solve.9 ft. Which set of angles has the same trigonometric ratio? a. c.090 1. A 20 ft.809 1. 46° 486.2 feet 485. 55° d.

3. 0. 493.824. 4. Set 99 Circle whether each answer is True or False. True or False 269 . 22. True or False 495. 36. Which trigonometric ratio has the same trigonometric value as Sin A? a. cos 45. d.000. c. Sin B b. Tan A 491. d. In ΔABC. b. 0. Sin ∠B = 17 . The hypotenuse of ΔABC is a. Cos ∠C is 36 . Cosine A c. True or False 496. The sum of the sine of an angle and the cosine of its complement is always greater than 1. them m∠A = 21˚. 494. b. In ΔABC. 14 492.611. 17. d. In ΔABC. c. If Sin ∠A = 358. and tan 45 are equal. 485. b. Tan ∠A = 4 . 5. Cosine B d. 2 445.501 Geometry Questions 490. 9. The hypotenuse is 22 a. In ΔABC. c. vertex C is a right angle. 14. The trigonometric ratio of sin 45. The hypotenuse of ΔABC is 3 a.

Trigonometric ratios are rounded to the nearest thousandth.501 Geometry Questions Set 100 Use the figure below to answer questions 497 through 500. What is the length of y? 499. What is the value of x? 270 2x B . What is the length of x? 498. What is the sum of Sin A and Sin G? C x 40° B 8 F a 4 Set 101 Use the figure below to answer question 501. A 20° 5 40° C 501. A 12 Given: EB = x G E H y 27° D 497. What is m∠A? 500. Trigonometric ratios are rounded to the nearest thousandth.

The trigonometric ratios sine and cosine never equal or exceed 1. The trigonometric ratio cosine is the length of the side adjacent to an angle over the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle). a = 119. 483. The question seeks the length of a leg adjacent to ∠40. Observe the ratios formed by a 30-60-90 triangle: Sin A is opposite over hypotenuse. 271 . 484. the longest side of a right triangle. 2 times 0. The problem provides the lengths of two legs and an unknown angle. b.2 feet. c. is always their denominator. Only the trigonometric ratio sin uses the lengths of two legs. What is opposite ∠A is adjacent to ∠B.618. d. The trigonometric ratio sine is the length of the side opposite an angle over the length of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle).839 = 100afeet . b. The trigonometric ratio Tangent can equal and exceed the value 1. Cos B is adjacent over hypotenuse. Your only option is the trigonometric ratio tan.000 because the hypotenuse is never its denominator. 487. The trigonometric value of tan 40 is 0. The trigonometric ratio tangent is the length of the side opposite an angle over the length of the side adjacent to the angle. 485. a. and then use sine or cosine. d. b.9 by 20 and match the answer on the chart.000 because the hypotenuse.839: 0. The ratio is exactly the same. sin 52 and cos 38). 486.809 is 1. You could solve for a hypotenuse using the Pythagorean theorem. Divide 13. But the least amount of work uses what the question provides. 482. 481. The value of sin 54 is the same as cos 36 because they are the sine/cosine of complementary angles. The sin and cosine of opposite or complementary angles are equal (example: sin 21 and cos 69.501 Geometry Questions Answers Set 98 480. a.

Cos 44 + Cos 46 = 1.248. 272 . 5 = c. b. that creates an entirely different ratio from sin A. True. Again.0. However. Look up the trigonometric values of sin 33 and sin 57.0. 493. 495. you could trace the trigonometric values of sin 33 and cos 33. 491. 492. the sum of either the sines or the cosines of complementary angles always exceeds 1. Individually. the answer is the denominator of the given fraction. d. 490. Try it: Sin 17 + Sin 73 = 1. c. Choice d is the same ratio expressed as decimals. the hypotenuse and longest side is always the denominator. Add their values together. Choices b and d are the same angle as the given. Sin 17 + Cos 73 = 0.501 Geometry Questions 488. but the sine of an angle and the cosine of its complement do not always exceed 1. and add them together. Look up the values of cos 16° and the cos 74°.584. Cosine is the length of the side adjacent to an angle over the length of the hypotenuse. c. Sine is the length of the side opposite an angle over the length of the hypotenuse. Set 99 494.358. add them together and arrive at the same answer because cos 33 is equivalent to sin 57. c. Only choice c uses the side opposite ∠A (except it is called the side adjacent ∠B).0. if your trigonometric chart does not cover 57°. It must be solved by using the Pythagorean theorem: 32 + 42 = c2. The trigonometric ratio tan does not include the hypotenuse. False. Choice a uses the side adjacent to ∠A.414. look up the values of cos 16° and the sin 16°. 489.438. Look on the chart or use a scientific calculator to verify that sin 21˚ = . consequently. If your chart does not cover 74°. Cos 44 + Sin 46 = 1. 25 = c2. b. the trigonometric values of sine and cosine never exceed 1.

x ≈ 14. FG is a hypotenuse while HF is a side adjacent to ∠a. Using the angle given (you can use ∠A.500. Cos a = adjacent/hypotenuse.766 plus 0. m∠a = 60. 499. 0.266.266. Tan 27 = opposite/adjacent.152 .152 . 498. or 1. 0.303 is 7.152.342 = 0. Cos a = 4 . a a a (to the nearest thousandth) ≈ 14. the trigonometric ratio tan equals 1. Only sine and cosine have the same trigonometric ratio value at 45°. 0.024. Tan 40 = opposite/adjacent.855.303. False. Set 101 501. Tan 40 = 1a2 .400x. you could use ∠C). Judging the relationships of each side to ∠D (again. it measures 50°). AE is opposite ∠B.501 Geometry Questions 496. m ∠a = 60.500. 2x 273 .839 = a (to the nearest thousandth) ≈ 14.510 = 7. CE is opposite it and DE is adjacent it. sum ∠ 1. Sin 20 = 5 . and BE is adjacent ∠B. 8 500.024. At 45°. 12 a . as ∠B’s complement. x ≈ 0. Set 100 497. Half of BE is CE. or half of 14. y ≈ 14. Cos a = 0. Tan 27 = 7.303. The sum of sin 50 and sin 30 is 0.

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