Intro to Trig: Day One

Warm Up A. Find the missing sides in these triangles:


B. The Hypotenuse of a Triangle is 6 ft, and the Bottom Side of the Triangle is 5.9 ft. What is the length of the missing side?

Important Stuff:

1. Complete the “Missing Side Worksheet.” The first triangle has been drawn on
there already.

2. Graph the equation x 2 + y 2 = 16 by finding points that satisfy the equation, and
then graphing them.

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Intro to Trig: Day One Name:________________________ 3. You should see the same shape appearing in Q1 and Q2. Here’s the really
important question: why is that shape appearing? What’s the connection 2 2 between x + y = 16 and that shape?

4. Graph the equations x 2 + y 2 = 9 and x 2 + y 2 = 25 .

5. If you’ve made it this far and haven’t realized that we’re dealing with circles, then go back and fix your work. If you’re on board, then work through this sequence of problems:

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Intro to Trig: Day One


6. Find the radius and the center of each of the circles whose equations are shown below:

Interesting Stuff: 7. The following diagram is used to prove the Pythagorean Theorem. Can you figure out how?

8. Complete the square on x 2 + 10 x and y 2 − 2 y to discover what the radius and 2 2 the center of x + 10 x + y − 2 y = 10 is.

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