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Unformatted text preview: SOLVING RIGHT SOLVING RIGHT TRIANGLES TRIANGLES OBJECTIVES: OBJECTIVES: 1. identify right triangles 1. identify right triangles 2. Define the ratio of the 2. Define the ratio of the trigonometric functions in trigonometric functions in terms of the sides of a right terms of the sides of a right triangle ABC. triangle ABC. 3. Formulate two equations, 3. Formulate two equations, using reciprocal functions, using reciprocal functions, to find the measure of one to find the measure of one side of a given right side of a given right triangle. triangle. 4. Solve right triangles 4. Solve right triangles given the measures of one given the measures of one angle and one side using angle and one side using scientific calculator. scientific calculator. 5. Show attentiveness to 5. Show attentiveness to details. details. How will you solve for the How will you solve for the measure of the third angle of a measure of the third angle of a right right given the measure of given the measure of one angle? one angle? B C A 70 = 180 (90 + 70 ) = 180  160 = 20 A C B 51 = 180 (90 + 51 ) = 180  141 = 39...
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 Spring '09
 Equations, Angles

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