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 Article posted June 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM GMT • comment • Reads 67 It is sad to think that we have only one more class before our final, that means only 2 more classes of geometry ever! It's scary yet wierd to think about. I feel like its still October and I should be asking that question on what do you call a straight line thats really not straight. This will also be my last blog ever! I enjoyed our class this year, it was always a fun class. Anyways, remembering the fact that our final is coming up, it would be a good idea for another review question, so here it is: Q: What is the definition of a vector? A: A vector one dimensional ray that is specified by its magnitude and direction   Best of luck to everyone on the test tomorrow and the final! I will always remember this class :) Article posted June 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM GMT • comment • Reads 67
 Article posted June 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM GMT • comment • Reads 19 With finals just around the corner (only 7 more classes!!) everyone is cramming, stressing and worrying about everything! So for my blog this week it would be fitting to post a question that could be used as review along with an answer. Q: Triangle ABC is a right triangle, angle A being the 90 degree angle. If a=18 and c=7, what is the cosine ratio of angle B? A: COS(B)=7/18 Article posted June 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM GMT • comment • Reads 19
 Article posted May 21, 2012 at 01:00 AM GMT • comment • Reads 22 We've been learning a lot about areas of different shapes and we just finished the week off with a test covering all of them. My favorite problems were were the ones that involved regular polygons because you had to use your knowledge of all other subjects. For theformula, A=(1/2)ap, and p=ns. The a is the apothem which you needed to figure out sometimes by using knowledge of special right triangles and the pythagorean theorem. It was a difficult chapter but it was especially interesting to figure out where all the formulas for the areas of these shapes comes from. Article posted May 21, 2012 at 01:00 AM GMT • comment • Reads 22
 Article posted May 17, 2012 at 04:40 PM GMT • comment • Reads 20 Last week we learned about special kinds of right triangles. There a 45, 45, 90's as well as 30, 60, 90's. The numbers are the measures of the angles in the triangle. For 45, 45, 90, both legs are the same length, and the hypotenuse is the elngth of the leg times the root of 2. An easy way to remember that, is that there are 2, sides the same, so the hypotenuse is times the square root of 2. For 30, 60, 90's the hypotenuse is double to short leg. The long leg is the short leg times the root of 3. An easy way to remember this one is that it has a 3 in 30, and each one of the 3 angles is a different measure, so the long leg is the short leg times the square root of 3. Article posted May 17, 2012 at 04:40 PM GMT • comment • Reads 20
 Article posted May 7, 2012 at 12:30 AM GMT • comment • Reads 50 This week we began working with the pythagorean theorem. I think most of us have used this theorem before but we have begun applying it in new ways! I like the homework for this because it is more algabraic and I enjoy algebra math. I also like having to think of new ways to solve the theorem. In class on Thursday we did a worksheet on finding the root, or kinda how theorems like the 30, 60, 90, or 45, 45, 90 work - I like finding new ways to think and challenging myself with them. Article posted May 7, 2012 at 12:30 AM GMT • comment • Reads 50
 Article posted April 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM GMT • comment • Reads 35 This past week in class we were, in a way, re-introduced to radicals. I think all of us know what square roots are but a lot of us forget how to solve them. In Algebra we are working with more complicated radicals so it helps me to have the subject in both classes. I think solving any kind of radical is an easy concept for me, the only thing I forget sometimes is that when you have a negative as one of your solutions, you have to exlude it if your talking about the length of a figure because you can't have a negtive length! Article posted April 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM GMT • comment • Reads 35