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Math Example--Solving Equations--Solving Equations Using Angle Properties: Example 9

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# Solving Equations Using Angle Properties: Example 9

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Equations

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This example demonstrates solving equations using angle properties, specifically focusing on parallel lines cut by a transversal and alternate interior angles. When parallel lines are cut by a transversal, alternate interior angles are congruent, meaning they have the same measure.

In this scenario, we have one known angle of 43° and an unknown angle x. However, angle x and angle y are alternate interior angles and are congruent. This means that x and teh 43° angle are same side interior angles, which are supplementary. We set up this equation:

x + 43 = 180

x = 137°

This method of solving angle equations relies on understanding geometric properties of parallel lines and applying basic algebraic techniques. It's crucial to recognize various angle relationships formed by parallel lines and transversals, such as alternate interior angles, corresponding angles, and same side interior angles. By identifying these relationships, we can formulate equations and solve for unknown angles. This process not only reinforces geometric concepts but also strengthens logical reasoning skills. In practical applications, such problems are essential in fields like architecture, engineering, and computer graphics, where understanding and calculating angles formed by parallel structures is crucial for creating accurate designs, efficient algorithms, and realistic visual representations.

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Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.C.10, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.1 |
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Grade Range | 9 - 11 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Geometry• Angles and Planes• Definition of an AngleAlgebra• Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities• Applications of Equations and Inequalities |

Copyright Year | 2022 |

Keywords | angles, solving equations |