Intro to Trig: Day Three

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Yesterday’s Stuff: 1. The center of a circle is at (3, 5), and its radius is 4. Michael says that the 2 2 equation of the circle should be ( x + 3) + ( y + 5) = 16 . Adam says it should be

( x − 3) 2 + ( y − 5) 2 = 16 . Michael says that Adam’s equation would have a center of (−3,−5) , because it has negative numbers in it.
Who is right? Why? Convince me that you’re right.

2. Each of the following is the equation of a circle. State the radius and center of each circle.

Important Stuff: 3. Solve for x:

4. Solve for a, b, x and y:

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Intro to Trig: Day Three

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5. The following diagram is used to prove that, for right triangles, a 2 + b 2 = c 2 .
Can you figure out how? Spoilers are below, if you want a hint or two.

A. Find the area of the BIG square.

B. Find the area of the smaller square, and the four right triangles.

C. The area of the BIG square should really be equal to the area of the smaller square and the four right triangles.

D. If you did it right, the Pythagorean theorem should be hiding in Part C.

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6. If you feel like it, can you find something similar to the Pythagorean Theorem for non-right triangles? There actually is a version of it.

7. To the right is an equilateral triangle where each side is 1. If you cut it in half, you get the triangle below it. Solve for the missing sides.

8. Solve for x, y, u and v.

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