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Polygon types

Postby caters on Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:28 am

Equilateral pentagon: all sides are equal and all sets of 3 adjacent angles are in a range of angles(doesn't have to be regular meaning it is also equiangular)

Pentagons can have 1-4 acute angles, 1-3 right angles,1-5 obtuse angles, and 1-2 reflex angles.
They all have to add up to 540
with a 4th right angle the last angle would be 180 degrees which is always a problem with pentagons. Thus a pentagon cannot have a 4th right angle.
Is there a way to figure out all the different angles possible in a pentagon with these 2 sentences about angles? And is this a sum of permutations or a sum of combinations?

I am assuming all angle measurements are integers that when you take the sum add up to 540.
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Re: Polygon types

Postby FWT on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:15 pm

caters wrote:Equilateral pentagon: all sides are equal and all sets of 3 adjacent angles are in a range of angles(doesn't have to be regular meaning it is also equiangular)

Pentagons can have 1-4 acute angles, 1-3 right angles,1-5 obtuse angles, and 1-2 reflex angles.
They all have to add up to 540
with a 4th right angle the last angle would be 180 degrees which is always a problem with pentagons. Thus a pentagon cannot have a 4th right angle.
Is there a way to figure out all the different angles possible in a pentagon with these 2 sentences about angles? And is this a sum of permutations or a sum of combinations?

I am assuming all angle measurements are integers that when you take the sum add up to 540.

Which "2 sentences"? What does the homework prob say EXACTLY?
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Re: Polygon types

Postby caters on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:03 pm

FWT wrote:
caters wrote:Equilateral pentagon: all sides are equal and all sets of 3 adjacent angles are in a range of angles(doesn't have to be regular meaning it is also equiangular)

Pentagons can have 1-4 acute angles, 1-3 right angles,1-5 obtuse angles, and 1-2 reflex angles.
They all have to add up to 540
with a 4th right angle the last angle would be 180 degrees which is always a problem with pentagons. Thus a pentagon cannot have a 4th right angle.
Is there a way to figure out all the different angles possible in a pentagon with these 2 sentences about angles? And is this a sum of permutations or a sum of combinations?

I am assuming all angle measurements are integers that when you take the sum add up to 540.

Which "2 sentences"? What does the homework prob say EXACTLY?



It says:
Pentagons can have 1-4 acute angles, 1-3 right angles, 1-5 obtuse angles, and 1-2 reflex angles.
The angles all have to add up to 540
With a 4th right angle you would have a quadrilateral
The angles are integers between 0 and 180 but not including 0 and 180

How many pentagons are there as far as angles?
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