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Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry

Pythagorean Inequality

Directions: Use the whole numbers 1 through 6, at most one time each, to find three side lengths that are two-digits each and form an acute triangle. Source: Samantha Cruz

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Area of Three Triangles

Directions: Use the integers 2 through 10, at most one time each, as lengths of individual sides to form three triangles. What is the smallest total area of the three triangles you can create? What is the largest? Source: Dan Wulf

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Law of Cosines Triangle

Directions: Use the numbers 1-9 (using each number no more than once) to fill in the circles of a triangle. The sum of the numbers on each side of the triangle is equal to the length of that side. What is the triangle with the largest (or smallest) angle measure that you can make? Source: Erick Lee

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Finding the Length of a Right Triangle’s Altitude

Directions: The black triangle is a right triangle with legs 8 and 6. The vertices are at the points (0,0), (0,8), and (6,0). The red line segment is perpendicular to hypotenuse. Find the length of the red line segment. Source: Kate Nerdypoo

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