Geometric Proof: Angle Sum Formula

Using a blank sheet of paper: • Fold the top left corner to the right side so it makes a crease through the bottom left corner • Fold down the top right corner to crease at the edge of the first fold. • Fold up the bottom right corner to crease at the edge of the first fold.

Geometric Proof: Angle Sum Formula
Record the given information • Label the measure of each angle using only your knowledge of triangles and the angles of a sheet of paper.

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b a

Geometric Proof: Angle Sum Formula

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Label each segment with an expression for its length • Find a segment with length sin(a+b) • Find a segment with the same length as sin(a+b) • Write an identity. • Use your diagram to write an identity for cos(a+b)

Algebraic Proof: Angle Difference and Double Angle Formulas
Now that you know the identities for sin(a+b) and cos(a+b), figure out the identities for: • sin(a-b) • cos(a-b) • sin(2a) • cos(2b)

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