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Angle-side
Relationship
Dan Klingsberg
Honors Geometry
May 29, 2012
1)
To find the values in this table, I dropped an altitude down from angle Y to XZ. This
created two right triangles, and I used the Pythagorean Theorem and my knowledge of special
right triangles to then find the length of XY. I used a calculator to work out the final numbers.
Angle Z Measure of XY
0 1
30
2.05,
q
1 5 4 5 )
2
+ ( 1
p
3
2
45
2.83,
q
(3 2) 4 2)
p
2
2
+ ( 3
p
2
2
60
3.61,
q
(1 5 ) 5
p
3
2+
+ 2
2
90 5
120
6.1,
q
1 5 4 5)
p
3
2
+ ( + 1
2
135
6.48,
q
(3 2) 4 3 2)
p
2
2
+ ( + (
p
2
2
150
6.77,
q
1 5 4 5 )
2
+ ( + 1
p
3
2
180 7
2)
I used a geometry program called Cinderella to find these. I drew XZ, then two circles
from X and Z using the lengths of XY and ZY as the radii of the circles. The point where the two
circles intersected was point Y, then i could finish drawing the whole triangle and measure angle
Z.
Measure of XY Angle Z
1 0
2 29
3 48.2
4 68
5 90
6 117.3
7 180
3)
; < P =
q
(jVLO()j ) 4 FRV()j ) 3
2
+ ( j 3
2
Unless ,in which case 70 0 2 9
; < P =
q
(jVLO()j ) 4 FRV()j ) 3
2
+ ( j 3
2
4-1)
This was the same process as step 1, only using 5 and 12 for the measures of ZY and
ZX instead of 3 and 4.
Angle Z Measure of XY
0 7
30
8.07,
q
2 5 12 5 )
2
+ ( 2
p
3
2
45
9.27,
q
(5 2) 12 2)
p
2
2
+ ( 5
p
2
2
60
10.44,
q
(2 5 ) 5
p
3
2
+ 9
2
90 13
120
15.13,
q
14 5 2 5 )
2
+ (
p
3
2
135
15.93,
q
(5 2) 12 2)
p
2
2
+ ( + 5
p
2
2
150
16.52,
q
2 5 12 5 2)
2
+ ( + 2
p
3
2
180 17
4-2)
Again, this was the same process as step 2, using the geometry program, but with
different values.
Measure of XY Angle Z
7 0
8 29
9 42.8
10 54.9
11 60.4
12 78
13 90
14 103
15 117.8
16 136.5
17 180
4-3)
; < P =
q
(jVLO()j ) 12 FRV()j ) 5
2
+ ( j 5
2
Unless , in which case 70 0 2 9
; < P =
q
(jVLO()j ) 12 FRV()j ) 5
2
+ ( +j 5
2
5)
; < P =
q
(jVLO()j =<) P =; FRV()j =<) P
2
+ ( j P
2
Unless , in which case 70 0 2 9
; < P =
q
(jVLO()j =<) P =; FRV()j =<) P
2
+ ( +j P
2
I found the equations in step 3, 4-3, and 5 by working out all of the previous problems,
only using instead of the given measures for angle Z. I found pretty quickly that YA (see
diagram) could be found by multiplying sin() with the measure of ZY. Then, ZA could be found
by multiplying cos() with the measure of ZY. After that, I could use the Pythagorean Theorem to
find the measure of XY, in terms of ZY, ZX, and .
Diagram: