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Isosceles Triangles

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Isosceles Triangles

Sec: 4.6

Sol: G.5

3

Leg

Leg

1

2

Base

An isosceles triangle is a triangle with two congruent sides.

The congruent sides are called legs and the third side is called the base.

Vertex

Base Angles

A

B

C

If two sides of a triangle are congruent, then the angles opposite those sides (base angles) are congruent.

If

What is the measure of

A

B

C

A

3x - 7

x+15

°

°

B

50

50

C

If two angles of a triangle are congruent, then the sides opposite those angles are congruent.

Example:

Find the value of x.

Since two angles are congruent, the

sides opposite these angles must be

congruent.

3x – 7 = x + 15

2x = 22

X = 11

Lesson 3-2: Isosceles Triangle

- Name Two Congruent Angles:
- Name Two Congruent Segments:

Corollaries:

4.3 A triangle is equilateral if and only if it is equiangular.

4.4 Each angle of an equilateral triangle measures 60°.

60°

60°

60°

Find the measure of angle 1 and 2:

Solve for X:

Classwork: WB pg 51 1-6

Homework: Worksheet 4-6