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Name: _________________________________ Period: ________ 5.1 Isosceles & Equilateral Triangles An altitude is a perpendicular segment from a vertex to the line containing the opposite side.

1. Prove: the altitude to the base of an isosceles triangle bisects the base.

2. An obelisk is a tall, thin, four sided monument that tapers to a pyramidal top. The Washington

Monument on the National Mall in Washington D.C. is an obelisk. Each face of the pyramidal top is an

isosceles triangle. The height of each triangle is 55.5 feet, and the base of the triangle measures 34.4

feet. Find the length, to the tenth of a foot, of one of the two equal legs of the triangle.

3. With your compass, carefully construct two circles- one with A as a center and AB as the radius, the

other with B as the center and BA as the radius. Label one of their intersections as point C. Use your

straight edge to construct ΔABC.

What kind of triangle is ΔABC? Write a paragraph proof.

Find each value.

4. 𝑚∠𝐴 = ______ 5. 𝐶𝐴 = _______

6. 7.

𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝐷𝐺 = ________ 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 ∠𝑇 = ______

8. 9. 𝑚∠𝐷 = ______

𝑡 = _____

𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 ∠𝐴𝐵𝐶 = ______ 10. 11.

𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 ∠𝐻 = ______ 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 ∠𝐴𝐶𝐷 = ______

𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 ∠𝐴𝐷𝐶 = ______

Name: _____________________________ Period: ________ 5.2 Bisectors and circumcenters

1. Create the perpendicular bisector of 𝐴𝐵, and create a point 𝑃 on the bisector. How far is the point P from A, and how

far is the point P from B?

2. Create the perpendicular bisectors of the triangles and label the circumcenter as point X. How far is point X from the

vertices of the triangle? Measure them and show you’re correct.

3. Create all 3 bisectors of the triangle and show that they meet at a single point. Then circumscribe the triangle.

4. A group of astronomy students are each

independently working on a project at the

University of Arizona. Jim is at the college of

optical sciences, Claire is at the Steward

observatory, and Carl is located at the University

of Arizona Library.

They all plan to meet and eat lunch on a warm

sunny day, but they all agree that they should all

travel the same distance to meet each other.

Determine the location where they should meet

for lunch.

5. A radio station in Hawaii has hidden a

treasure somewhere on the main island.

Every day they will give a clue as to how to

find their hidden treasure.

The first day the clue is: The treasure is not

near the coast.

The second day the clue says that the

treasure is located the same distance from

Mauna Kea, as it is from Mauna Loa.

The next day they give a clue that the

treasure is 28.5 km away from the town of

Mountain View.

Determine the location of the treasure.

Name: _______________________________ Period______ 5.3 Incenter and ∠ bisectors

1) Bisect ∠𝑃 angle with ray 𝑃𝐶⃗⃗⃗⃗ ⃗, show your construction marks.

a) Label point C on the angle

bisector

b) Construct the perpendicular

from point C to each ray of ∠𝑃

P c) Label the intersections B and K

d) Measure 𝐶𝐵 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐶𝐾

e) What do you notice?

2) Measure ∠D

a) Measure an equal distance (in cm)

on each ray of ∠D.

b) Label these points O and G

c) Create the perpendiculars from

each ray of ∠D through O and G.

d) Label the intersection of the

perpendiculars as point T

D

e) Draw 𝐷𝑇⃗⃗⃗⃗ ⃗

F) Measure the angles that are created ∠ODT and ∠GDT.

G) What do you notice?

Incenter

3) Find the angle bisector of each angle of the triangle. Show your work. The place the angle

bisectors intersect is the “incenter” and it is always INSIDE the triangle.

2) You should be able to use the incenter of the triangle to inscribe a circle inside the triangle

(this means the circle is inside of the triangle, the center of the circle is the incenter of the

triangle, and the edge of the circle should just touch each side of the triangle). The incenter is

equal distance to each side of the triangle. Draw each inscribed circle.

3) Legend has it that a treasure ship sank equidistant from the routes that create the Bermuda

Triangle. Use the map below, show all construction marks, and locate where the sunken treasure

lies.

Name: ____________________________Period: ________ 5.4 Medians and Centroids

Median of a triangle is a segment whose endpoints are a vertex of a triangle and the midpoint of

the opposite side. A

1) Find the median from vertex A

B

C

CENTROID : the point of concurrency of the medians of the triangle

2) Find the median of each side of the triangle. Label the centroid as point P. Show your work.

B

A

G

P

I

Name: ____________________________Period: ________ 5.4 Medians and Centroids

In the space below do the following constructions:

1) Construct a large triangle ΔRST, use compass & straight edge

2) Construct the circumcenter, label it A

3) Construct the incenter, label it B

4) Construct the Centroid, label it C

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5.5 Midsegments Mania

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In each triangle, M, N, and P are the midpoints of the sides. Name a segment parallel to the onegiven.

1) M

NP

I H

G ___ || NP

2) M

NP

E D

C NP || ___

3)

M

N

P

X

WV XV || ___

4)

M N

PT

S

R MN || ___

Find the missing length indicated.

5) Find PQ

P

Q

24

E

FG

6) Find DC

DC

14S

T

U

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7) Find KL

K

L20

QR

S

8) Find WY

F G

W

X

Y

12

Solve for x.

9)

Z Y

x + 2E

F

G

x - 5

10)

G

H

x + 33

M

LK

x + 21

11)

C D

2x + 8L

M

N

2x - 2

12)

I J

12 + xC

D

E

2x - 12

Find the missing length indicated.

13) Find LN

V

W2x - 4

LM

N

2x - 12

14) Find FH

R

Q x + 11

FG

H

2x + 19

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Name: ___________________________ Period: ______ 5.7 Triangle Properties Quiz Review

1. Match the statements in the table with the words/phrases contained in the word bank

Circumcenter Incenter Centroid

Formed by the intersection of:

Type of circle

Special property

A

2. Using ∆𝐴𝐵𝐶 find:

a. The value of x

3x + 15

BA=24

b. Find the value of y

𝑚∠𝐶 = (2𝑦 + 12)°

B C

3. Find the value of x 4. Find the value of x

Word Bank:

Center of Mass Inscribed Angle Bisectors Circumscribed

Perpendicular Bisectors Equidistant from Vertices Medians No circle

Equidistant from Sides

5. Find the length of 𝑍𝑌 and 𝑆𝑄 6.

𝑍𝑌 =

𝑆𝑄 =

8. Oscar wants to open a restaurant, but he is concerned with the competition he faces from 3 competitors. If Oscar wants

to build his restaurant an equal distance away from his 3 competitors. Find the location which he should establish his

business. Show all construction marks. Explain your reasoning for why you constructed that location.

9. The safety department at a regional airport has decided to building to

house an emergency response team who will quickly get to the runway to

deal with a crashed aircraft. The inspector decides the building should be

the same distance from all the runways so that emergency vehicles can

quickly get to any of the three runways no matter where a plane may crash.

Determine the location of where to build the building and where to lay

pavement for the vehicles to get to each runway. Explain your reasoning

for why you constructed that location.

Use the square on the left to draw a shape similar to

the image (right). The goal is to produce 4 right

triangles with sides a & b with a hypotenuse c. Sides a

and b should be different lengths.

Do this by marking off equal distances on every side

of the square so that a square with side lengths of c are

formed inside.

Transfer the exact same drawing to the square on the left below. Once

you have drawn it for a second time, please cut out this top portion

and cut out your 4 right triangles and the square.

Name: __________________________ Period: _______ 5.9 Proving The Pythagorean Theorem

Redraw the triangle from above here. Assemble the cut out pieces here.

Using the 4 cut out triangle pieces, assemble them in the square on the right so that the larger square on

the right has 2 squares of different sizes in it with side lengths of a & b.

1. Once you have placed the pieces in the square on the right and the one of the left, explain why 𝑎2 + 𝑏2

must be equal to 𝑐2 in terms of the area they form. Be very specific. You are writing a paragraph proof.

2. Algebraic proof of the Pythagorean Theorem:

a) Use algebra to describe the area of the square on the right using the side

length:

b) Describe the area of the square in terms of all the 5 pieces that make up

the square. (There are 4 congruent triangles and 1 square)

c) What should be true about the area from part 2a, and from part 2b?

d) Use an equation to relating what you said is true in part 2c to show that 𝑎2 + 𝑏2 = 𝑐2

3. Garfield’s Proof: President Garfield proved the Pythagorean Theorem in a very similar manner to what

we did in problem 2, but he used this shape on the right.

Follow a similar process to what we did in problem 2

Name:_____________________________ Period: ________ 5.10 Pythagorean Theorem

You and your partners are the lead project designers for a large company. You are developing new technology that may

allow drones to deliver packages. You are currently testing the software on the drones, and you are verifying that they can

make several deliveries in one trip.

Part a: Use the distances of each street intersection to determine the total length of the flight path your drone will take

(marked with the dotted line). The drone starts at the lower left of the map. The map is on the reverse. Round to two

decimal places. Please label the side lengths of each right triangle.

Part b: Your drone can fly at 30 feet per second. If it stops at each delivery site (marked with an X) for 2 minutes. How

long (in minutes) will it take for the drone to complete the deliveries AND return home? Show your calculations

Part c: A car (which must travel using the streets) can average about 25 miles per hour on the surface streets of Tucson.

The vehicle will stop at each delivery location for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. In addition the car will have to wait

about 20 seconds at each intersection due to red lights. Calculate the time it would take a car to make the same delivery

route

The map: All units are in feet and indicate the distance between streets. Assume all street corners form right angles and

run parallel to each other.

657 ft 657 ft

534 ft

Name: _______________________________ Period: _________ 5.11 Pythagorean spirals

Video source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3JafYAW1wg Once you have made your spirals, turn the paper over and answer the questions on the back

After reviewing the video, start making your Pythagorean spiral on this paper. Use the spirals on the

right and left to guide you in your construction. You need a protractor and a ruler. The edge segments

of your spiral should be 1” Use the point provided as the center of your spiral. You should make 14

triangles and you should color them or place the spiral in a picture/scene, how are you inspired?

Hyp.

Number

Length

𝐻1

𝐻2

𝐻3

𝐻4

𝐻5

𝐻6

𝐻7

𝐻8

𝐻9

𝐻10

𝐻11

𝐻12

𝐻13

𝐻14

1. Label each hypotenuse 𝐻1, 𝐻2, 𝐻3 and so on, where 𝐻1 is the smallest hypotenuse you first constructed. Starting at 𝐻1 find its length. Then go

find the lengths of 𝐻2, 𝐻3, … until you have found the length of 𝐻14. Use the table on the front side to save your answers there. What pattern can

use to find the length of the 513th hypotenuse? What would that length be approximately?

2. Starting with the first triangle you constructed, find its area. Remember the area of a triangle is 𝐴 =1

2(𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑒)(ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡). Find the area of the 2

nd

triangle, and the 3rd

, 4th, and so on. What pattern could you use to find the area of the nth triangle? Write the formula for its area.

Name: _________________________ Period: ________ 5.12 Special Right Triangles

1) Each triangle above is an isosceles right triangle. Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of

the hypotenuse in simplified radical form.

2) How can you calculate the length of the hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle if you know the

length of the legs?

3) Each triangle below is an isosceles right triangle. Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of

the legs in simplified radical form.

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4) If you know the length of the hypotenuse, how would you find the length of the legs?

5) Find the missing side lengths 5√2

18 b 14√2

a = _________ b = ________ c

a c = _______

5) In the space above, use a compass and straight edge to construct a large equilateral triangle ΔABC.

What are the measures of each angle ∠A, ∠B and ∠C? _____________________

6) Construct the perpendicular bisector of 𝐴𝐵 through point C, label the point D where the perpendicular

bisector intersects 𝐴𝐵. What are the measure of ∠ADC and ∠BDC? ___________________

What is the measurement of ∠ACD and ∠BCD? _____________________ How do you know? _______

7) Is ΔADC ≅ΔBDC? _________________ If so, by which triangle congruence? _____________

8) Is 𝐴𝐷 ≅ 𝐵𝐷? How do you know? ______________________________________

9) How do 𝐴𝐶 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐴𝐷 compare? __________ Will that always be true? ______

10) To the right are two perpendicular lines. Place point M on the horizontal line. Measure a 600 angle

from M to the vertical line (extend if needed). Label that point P. You just made a 30-60-90 triangle.

In cm measure 𝑀𝑁 ______ and 𝑀𝑃 ______

How does the shorter side compare to the longer side of the triangle?

11) Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse 𝑀𝑃

12) Using the ratio of a 30-60-90 triangle, find the missing side lengths.

12

g g = _____

8 f = _____

d e

e = ______ f

d = ______

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5.13 Practice with Special Triangles

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Date________________ Period____

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Find all missing side lengths. Leave your answers as radicals in simplest form. Show yourwork.

1)

m

2

n45°

2)

6m

n

60°

3)

u 3 2

2

v

45°

4)

6

a b60°

5)

x y

3

2

30°

6)

mn

3

45°

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7)

3 2m

n

45°

8)

x 3

y

60°

9) 2 3

x

y60°

10)

14 3

3 a

b

60°

11)

10

45°

x45°

12)

7

45°

x60°

13) 860°

x

60°

14) 760°

x

60°

Name: _____________________________ Period: _________ 5.14 Triangle Properties Quiz Review

1) In ∆ABC, what point of concurrency is O?

2) O is equal distance from what part of the

triangle?

Point G is the incenter of ∆ABC

3) How is it created?

4) Point G is equal distance from what parts of

the triangle?

5) This young man is balancing the triangle on

its center of mass. What point is that called?

6) How do you construct the point of

concurrency in question 5?

7) Describe the construction. What is M?

8) Describe 𝐶𝐷.

9) Find the length of WY (diagram above).

10) Given 𝑚∠𝑄𝑆𝑅 = 𝑚∠𝑄𝑆𝑇 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑇𝑄 =

1.3 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑅𝑄 (diagram above)

11) PQ is the perpendicular bisector or ST. Find

the values of m and n

12) 𝑆𝑁 𝑇𝑁 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑉𝑁 are perpendicular bisectors

∆PQR. Find

NR

RV

TR

QN

13) Solve for n (above diagram)

14) Solve for n (above diagram)

15) 𝑃𝑄 is midsegment of ∆RST. What is length

of 𝑅𝑇 ?

16) Can 4, 7, 10 be sides of a triangle?

17) Simplify −3√24𝑥3

18) Simplify √12 + 2√48

19) Solve for x

20) Solve for y.

y

21) Solve for x

22) What is the perimeter of the triangle?

23) What is the area of the triangle?

24) Solve for x

25) Solve for x

26) Find x and y

5.15 Geogebra Construction Lab

Your work will be submitted to your teacher in a word document or a google doc via

email. You will copy and paste the images of your work from each activity into that file

and then send/share it to your teacher. For the subject line use “Geogebra Lab”

Geogebra Link: www.geogebra.org

Activity 1: To construct an Equilateral Triangle

1. Draw two points A and B using the New Point tool .

2. Draw the line segment AB using the Segment between Two Points

tool .

3. From A draw a circle through B using the Circle with Center through a Point tool .

4. From B draw a circle through A using the Circle with Center through a Point tool

5. Find one intersection C of the two circles using the Intersect Two Objects tool .

6. Draw the line segments AC and BC using the Segment between Two Points tool .

7. Hide the circles by right clicking them and deselecting Show Object.

Activity 2: To construct an isosceles triangle

1. Select the tool (Circle with Center through a Point) and construct a circle center A through point B. If

the labels are not showing, right click, select Properties and with the Basic tab open, click on Show Label.

2. Select the New Point tool and construct any point C on the circumference of circle c.

3. Select the Segment between Two Points tool and construct

[AC]

4. Construct [BC].

5. Right click on one side of the triangle, select Properties, and with the

Basic tab open, click on the drop down arrow beside the Show Label box.

Select Name and Value to show the name and length of this side of the

triangle. Repeat for the other triangle sides.

6. Drag each vertex of triangle ABC and note the length of its sides.

7. Hide the circle, by right clicking on it and clicking on Show Object.

8. Measure the 3 angles in the triangle using the tool. Drag any of

the vertices of the triangle ABC and observe how the angle measures change.

Activity 3: Constructing Medians and constructing the Centroid of a triangle

(A median is a line segment connecting any vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side)

1. Click on File and select New Window.

2. Draw a triangle using as above.

3. Using the ,and tools, construct the

medians of each side of the triangle.

4. Construct the intersection of the medians by

selecting the tool.

5. Drag any of the vertices of the triangle and note

that the 3 medians remain concurrent, at the

CENTROID.

Activity 4: Constructing Median and constructing the circumcenter and

circumcircle of a triangle

(A median is a perpendicular bisector of a line segment)

1. Click on File, New Window, and draw a triangle using as above.

2. Select i.e. Midpoint or Center tool and selecting each side of the triangle in turn, construct the

midpoints of each side.

3. Using the Perpendicular Line Bisector tool, select each side to construct perpendicular bisectors

(medians) of each side.

4. Select the Intersect Two Objects tool and then 2 of the medians to construct the circumcenter.

5. The equations of the 3 medians are shown in the Algebra window.

6. Hide the medians by right clicking on each one and clicking on Show Object. Drag the vertices to see

the circumcenter change position.

7. Click on the Circle through a Point tool , then the circumcenter (point of intersection of the

medians) and one of the vertices of the triangle

and construct the circumcircle, which passes

through the 3 vertices.

8. Drag the vertices of the triangle to confirm the

construction.

5.15 Geogebra Construction Lab

Activity 5: Constructing the bisectors of the angles and constructing the

incenter and incircle of a triangle.

1. Construct a triangle ABC in a new window. Select , the Angle Bisector tool. Select the points B, A

and C, in that order, to construct the angular bisector of <BAC. Repeat for the other two angles in the

triangle.

2. Select the tool and 2 of the angle bisectors to construct the incenter.

3. Hide the angle bisector lines.

4. Selecting the tool, draw a perpendicular line from the incenter D, to line AB or any of the 3 sides

of the triangle. With the tool selected construct the intersection E of side AB and this perpendicular

line.

5. Hide the perpendicular line. Select , and with D as center and E

as the point on the circle, construct the incircle.

6. Drag the vertices to confirm the construction.

Activity 6: Find the measurements of the interior angles of a polygon.

1. How does the method of constructing ABCD in steps 1 and 2 guarantee a quadrilateral that is a parallelogram?

2. What are two conditions that must be met for a quadrilateral to be a rectangle? Write a theorem that states the theorem.

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