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Test 16, Sections6-1 to 6-4
Objective :  Solve oblique triangle problems.
Part 1: No calculatorsallowed(1–11) Problems 1–6 refer to ∆ XYZ. 1. Sketch ∆ XYZ. Label the angles and the corresponding sides. 6. Write Hero’s formula for ∆ XYZ.

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Problems 7–9 refer to ∆ ABC. 7. Sketch ∆ ABC if a = 3, b = 5, and c = 7.

2. Write the law of cosines for finding side x in ∆ XYZ.

8. Based on the side lengths from Problem 7, which angle is the largest: A, B, or C? What property from geometry allows you to tell this quickly? 3. Write the law of sines for ∆ XYZ.

9. Write the law of cosines for ∆ ABC that involves the largest angle. Then perform a calculation that will tell whether the largest angle is acute or obtuse.

4. Write the area formula for ∆ XYZ that involves angle X. Problems 10 and 11 refer to ∆ DEF. 10. Side d = 4 and side e = 6. If sin F = 0.2, find the area of the triangle.

5. Write a formula for the semiperimeter, s, of ∆ XYZ.

11. Is angle F acute or obtuse? How do you know?

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23. 24. using Hero’s formula. 16.Name: Date: Test 16. Find the measure of the largest angle of the triangle. What did you learn as a result of doing this test that you did not know before? 70 Section. Calvin finds that the area for A = 2° is about double the area for A = 1°. 14. Form A 17. Store the answer without rounding. perpendicular to both. and Cumulative Tests Precalculus with Trigonometry: Assessment Resources © 2007 Key Curriculum Press . If the area of the triangle is 150 cm2. 20. Show him that this is correct. Show that the answer agrees with the area in Problem 16. Find the area of the field using the area formula and the angle you calculated. Show Calvin that the area for A = 160° is not double the area for A = 80°. Show her that it is impossible. Sketch the triangle. Chapter. 22. Sections6-1 to 6-4 continued Part 2: Graphingcalculatorsallowed(12–24) Problems 12–14 refer to a triangle that has two sides of 50 ft and 70 ft and an included angle 57°. Find the area of the triangle. 4 cm. find the two possible values of A. 18. by attempting to find the measure of the largest angle using the law of cosines. 13. Find the length of the third side of the triangle. What is the maximum length of solar panel that can be placed from the eaves to the ridge. Solar panels will be placed on the face adjacent to the 23° angle. and 500 ft. 21. 19. 12. Roof Problem: The figure shows a 20-foot-wide building that is to be built with an asymmetrical roof. Surveying Problem (16–18): Surveyors measure a triangular field and find that the sides have lengths 250 ft. The statement “The area varies directly with the measure of the angle” is false. Describe to Calvin properly how the area varies with the angle. Find the area of the field directly. 300 ft. and 8 cm. 15. without hanging over either one? Variable Angle Problem (20–23): Calvin is asked to find the area of a triangle with sides 50 cm and 60 cm and a variable included angle A. Impossible Triangle Problem: Phoebe is asked to sketch a triangle with sides 3 cm.