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Before we tackle this problem, we will draw a line that is similar to the red

line in that it bisects the angle formed by one side and one diagonal of a square.
This does two things that are very helpful for us, first it introduces a symmetry
in the figure so we can go about our calculations a few different ways, and the
introduced line also makes a couple of nice triangles that we can work with.

You may remember from your geometry class that the ratio of sides to the
opposite angle’s sine is proportional in a triangle, this is called the law of sines!
( sin(a)
A = sin(b)
B )
Here is what we know:
• a=45 degrees since the diagonal of the square bisects the right angle formed
by the two sides, and the pink line bisects that 45 degree angle.
• c=90 degrees since the diagonals of a square meet at right angles.
• A=24 because we are given that.
Now we can use the law of sines for the first time to find side C’s length.
sin(45) sin(90)
= =⇒ C = 62.71
24 C
Since the interior angles of a triangle all add up to 180 degrees,
d = 67.5 degrees.
Notice now that the angle formed by the pink and yellow lines is equal to
the angle formed by the red and yellow lines due to the symmetry of the figure.
This allows us to find the angle opposite to g, which is equal to g.
g + 2d = 180 so,
g = 45 degrees.
we also know that g + b + c0 = 180 so,

c0 = 112.5degrees

Now we can find G with one last use of the law of sines,

sin(112.5) sin(45)
= =⇒ G = 48.
62.71 G
And We’re Done!

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