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**1 Similar Right Triangles
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Geometry Mrs. Spitz Spring 2006

Standard 3:

Students will understand geometric concepts and applications.

2 (except 5th period).6. .2.1. 9 Postulates and Theorems. Use a geometric mean to solve problems such as estimating a climbing distance.1. and 8. I need to see notes from 7.5(except 2nd period).4. 8. Assignment: pp. Algebra Review for extra credit is due by the end of the week. 8. 8.3. 531-532 #1-34 Today¶s assignment: Ch. 8. 7.7. 9 Definitions. and Binder Check. 8.Objectives/Assignment Solve problems involving similar right triangles formed by the altitude drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle. 8. Ch.

Proportions in right triangles In Lesson 8. you learned that two triangles are similar if two of their corresponding angles are congruent.4. For example P PQR ~ STU. Recall that the corresponding side lengths of similar triangles are in proportion. S U T R Q .

What special property do they share? Explain. 2. Cut along the altitude to form two right triangles. On one of the right triangles. Compare the triangles. . 3. 4. Do in pairs or threes 1. Cut an index card along one of its diagonals. Tape your group¶s triangles to a piece of paper and place in labwork.Activity: Investigating similar right triangles. draw an altitude from the right angle to the hypotenuse. You should now have three right triangles.

A plan for proving the theorem appears on page 528. you may have discovered the next theorem. You are asked to prove the theorem in Exercise 34 on page 533. .What did you discover? In the activity.

Theorem 9. then the two triangles formed are similar to the original triangle and to each other. C A D B CBD ~ ABC. ACD ~ ABC.1 If the altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle. CBD ~ ACD .

begin by showing that ACD $ B because they are both complementary to DCB. To show that ¨CBD ~ ¨ACD.A plan for proving thm. Then you can use the AA Similarity Postulate. C A D B . Each triangle has a right triangle and each includes B. Prove: ¨CBD ~ ¨ABC. 9. You can use similar reasoning to show that ¨ACD ~ ¨ABC. The triangles are similar by the AA Similarity Postulate. altitude CD is drawn to hypotenuse AB.1 is shown below: Given: ABC is a right triangle. ¨ACD ~ ¨ABC. ¨CBD ~ ¨ACD Plan for proof: First prove that ¨CBD ~ ¨ABC.

The diagram shows the approximate dimensions of this cross section.Ex. Identify the similar triangles. Find the height h of the roof. A. . 1: Finding the Height of a Roof Roof Height. A roof has a cross section that is a right angle. B.

1 m h triangles so that the corresponding angles and X W sides have the same orientation.Solution: Y You may find it helpful to sketch the three similar 3. Y h XYW ~ YZW ~ XZY. Z .5 m Y X W 3. Mark the congruent angles. Notice that some sides appear in 5.3 m Z 5.1 m . For instance XY is the hypotenuse in XYW and the shorter leg in XZY.5 m more than one triangle.

7 The height of the roof is about 2. Use the fact that XYW ~ XZY to write a proportion.1 6. Substitute values. 6. .5(3.1) h § 2.7 meters.3h = 5.5 = = XY XZ 3. Cross Product property Solve for unknown h.3 Corresponding side lengths are in proportion. YW ZY h 5.Solution for b.

1. C A B D B C C D B D A A C .Using a geometric mean to solve problems In right ABC. you know that CBD ~ ACD ~ ABC. altitude CD is drawn to the hypotenuse. forming two smaller right triangles that are similar to ABC From Theorem 9.

A C Shorter leg of ACD . When you write a proportion comparing the legs lengths of CBD and ACD.Write this down! C A B D B C C D A D B Notice that CD is the longer leg of CBD and the shorter leg of ACD. BD CD = CD AD Longer leg of ACD. Longer leg of CBD. you can see that CD is the geometric mean of BD and AD. Shorter leg of CBD.

Their side lengths are also geometric means.Copy this down! C A B D B C Sides CB and AC also appear in more than one triangle. as shown by the proportions below: C D B D Hypotenuse of ABC. Shorter leg of ABC. A BD CD = CD AD Shorter leg of CBD. Hypotenuse of CBD A C .

Copy this down! C A B D B C Sides CB and AC also appear in more than one triangle. Their side lengths are also geometric means. as shown by the proportions below: C D B D Hypotenuse of ABC. A BD CD = CD AD Longer leg of ACD. Longer leg of ABC. Hypotenuse of ACD A C .

the altitude from the right angle to the hypotenuse divides the hypotenuse into two segments.3: In a right triangle.Geometric Mean Theorems Theorem 9. The length of each leg of the right triangle is the geometric mean of the lengths of the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse that is adjacent to the leg. the altitude from the right angle to the hypotenuse divides the hypotenuse into two segments. The length of the altitude is the geometric mean of the lengths of the two segments Theorem 9.2: In a right triangle. A C D B BD CD AB CB AB AC = = = CD AD CB DB AC AD .

What does that mean? x 6 3 5 6 x = x 3 5+2 y 7 y = = y 2 y 2 18 = x2 ¥18 = x ¥9 · ¥2 = x 3 ¥2 = x 14 = y2 ¥14 = y .

3: Using Indirect Measurement. To estimate the height of a monorail track. . Your friend lines up the top edge of the square with the track and the bottom edge with the ground. your friend holds a cardboard square at eye level. You measure the distance from the ground to your friend¶s eye and the distance from your friend to the track.Ex. MONORAIL TRACK.

2 to write a proportion involving XY.75 is the difference between the track height h and your friend¶s eye level. Then you can solve for h.In the diagram. XY = h ± 5. . Use Theorem 9.

.5 Test should be Wednesday or Thursday before you go on Spring Break ± don¶t miss it. Grades are due soon after.3 and 9. take it before you leave. There are quizzes after 9.Upcoming: March 17 is the last day of the Third Quarter. If you are leaving early somewhere.

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