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two siues anu the incluueu angle of anothei tiiangle, then
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356 Chapter 5 Properties and Attributes of Triangles
Who uses this?
You can use properties of special
right triangles to calculate the correct
size of a bandana for your dog.
(See Example 2.)
A diagonal of a square divides it into two
congruent isosceles right triangles. Since
the base angles of an isosceles triangle are
congruent, the measure of each acute angle
is 45. So another name for an isosceles
right triangle is a 45-45-90 triangle.
A 45-45-90 triangle is one type of special
right triangle. You can use the Pythagorean
Theorem to find a relationship among the
side lengths of a 45-45-90 triangle.

a
2
+ b
2
= c
2
Pythagorean Theorem
x
2
+ x
2
= y
2
Substitute the given values.
2 x
2
= y
2
Simplify.

2 x
2
=

y
2
Find the square root of both sides.
x 2 = y Simplify.
In a 45-45-90 triangle, both legs are congruent,

## and the length of the hypotenuse is the length

of a leg times 2 .
AC = BC = AB = 2
Theorem 5-8-1 45-45-90 Triangle Theorem
1 E X A MP L E Finding Side Lengths in a 45-45-90 Triangle
A

By the Triangle Sum Theorem, the measure of the third angle of the
triangle is 45. So it is a 45-45-90 triangle with a leg length of 7.
x = 7 2 Hypotenuse = leg 2
Objectives
Justify and apply
properties of 45-45-90
triangles.
Justify and apply
properties of 30-60-90
triangles.
5-8
Applying Special
Right Triangles
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358 Chapter 5 Properties and Attributes of Triangles
In a 30-60-90 triangle, the length of the hypotenuse is

is 2 times the length of the shorter leg, and the length of
the longer leg is the length of the shorter leg times 3 .
AC = s AB = 2s BC = s 3
Theorem 5-8-2 30-60-90 Triangle Theorem
3 E X A MP L E Finding Side Lengths in a 30-60-90 Triangle
A

## 16 = 2x Hypotenuse = 2 (shorter leg)

Divide both sides by 2.
Longer leg = (shorter leg) 3
Substitute 8 for x.
8 = x
y = x 3
y = 8 3
B

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Divide both sides by 3 .
Rationalize the denominator.
Hypotenuse = 2 (shorter leg)
Substitute
11 3

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3
for x.
Simplify.

11

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3
= x

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3
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y = 2x
y = 2
(

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y =
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Find the values of x and y. Give your answers in simplest
3a.

3b.

3c.

3d.

If two angles of
a triangle are not
congruent, the shorter
side lies opposite the
smaller angle.
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