buddy wrote:i need to know how to set up an equation for this: The smallest angle in a triangle is 64 degrees less than the largest angle. The remaining angle is 8 degrees more than thesmallest angle. What is the measure of each angle?
Start by naming things:
i) The smallest angle is defined in terms of the largest, so pick
a variable to stand for the measure of the largest angle.
ii) In terms of the variable in (i),
create an expression to stand for the measure of the smallest angle, being the measure of the largest angle, less sixty-four.
iii) In terms of the expression in (ii), create an expression for the measure of the middle-sized angle, being the measure of the smallest angle, plus eight.
iv) Sum the variable in (i) and the expressions in (ii) and (iii). Set the result equal to the angle-sum for
any triangle.
v)
Solve the equation you created in (iv).
vi) Back-solve for the requested information, using your definitions in (i), (ii), and (iii).
If you get stuck, please reply showing how far you have gotten. Thank you!