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Geometry ProblemLevel: Mathematics Education, High School, Honors Geometry, College.Click the figure below to see the complete problem 850.
angle B = angle A + 90By sine law, 2a/sin(A+90) = a/sinA So, tanA = 1/2By problem 848, it is approximately 26.5
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Bx perpendicular to the AB Bx and AC meet at point D. Then , angle DBC=angle A , and the triangles ABC ,DBC are similar.BD/AB=BC/AC=1/2. So ,AB=2AD .Therefore (problem 848) , angle A=26.5 degreesImage: http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6397/geogebra5.png
Construim AD ⊥ AC si luam punctul D astfel incat AD =a , D si B sa fie de o parte si de alta a dreptei AC.Vom obtine trapezul isoscel ABCD (problem 848) , angle A=26.5 degrees
Draw line from B, meeting AC in D, with angle(CBD) = 90°.Then angle(ABD) = angle(A), so triangle ABD is isosceles.AD = x, then BD = x and CD = 2a - x.Pythagoras in triangle BCD: (2a-x)² = x² + a², giving x = 3/4·a.BC = a, BD = x = 3/4·a, CD = 2a-x = 5/4·a.So triangle BCD is the well-known 3-4-5-triangle!Angle(BDC) = 2·angle(A)From the 3-4-5-triangle the angle is well-known, being (approx.) 53,13°.So angle(A) = 53,13° / 2 = 26,6° (approx.).
Problem 850Suppose CD perpendicular AB (the point D lies on AB).But <ABC=90+<BCD,so <BCD=<A.So Triangle ADC and triangle CDB is similar, therefore BC/AC=DC/DA=1/2, then <A=26.5(problem 848).