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**Mathegocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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I am supposed to find angle A with a bit of trig and geometric innovation.. but as my flu has only abated now, I have only made these observations..

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Mathegocart

Sorry to hear about your flu. Hope you're soon feeling better.

I find the key to many geometry problems is a good diagram. Based on those angles your is a bit lop-sided. Is this better?

It shouldn't take long to chase around those angles in right angled triangles. If my diagram isn't correct please would you specify the angles like this DAC = 90 etc.

Thanks,

edit: hhmmm. Mine cannot be right as DM = 10 and MA = 4. Please help correct mine.

Bob

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Get better fast and when you grow up move to a warmer climate like Florida.

bit of trig and geometric innovation

Unnecessary! You can solve for the angle at A easily. Lots of times when those types pose problems the only way they can make it difficult is by providing misleading diagrams. You can defeat that by drawing a good diagram. Either you can call forth the powers of Giotto within or you can use the Gebra.

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**Mathegocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Get better fast and when you grow up move to a warmer climate like Florida.

bit of trig and geometric innovation

Unnecessary! You can solve for the angle at A easily. Lots of times when those types pose problems the only way they can make it difficult is by providing misleading diagrams. You can defeat that by drawing a good diagram. Either you can call forth the powers of Giotto within or you can use the Gebra.

My headache is alleviating a little bit, atan(10/4).

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not know what to say... If CM and DA ain't straight lines then this could be a difficult problem...

If they are and I think the way the problem is stated they want them to be...

Then that is what I would do.

My headache is alleviating a little bit...

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