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Topic: Geometry Problem
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Nat Silver

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Re: Geometry Problem
Posted: Feb 19, 2008 1:41 AM
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Carl Barron wrote:
> Kaba wrote:

>>> Hi all,
>>> I need help with this problem:
>>> http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/8286/20080218181526nq7.gif
>>> The angle to find is ECD.
>>> The matter is solving it without trigonometric functions.
>>> With trigonometry or by drawing it you can see that the angle to find
>>> is 20° (sessagesimal) but I can't find it using a simple solution
>>> (properties of triangles, the parallel postulate and so on).
>>> Can you solve it?

>> Interesting problem, couldn't solve it either. I get 4 unknowns but only
>> 3 linearly independent equations.

> consider triangles BDC and ECD and their angles as well as
> intersecting and straight lines. Pretty easy no real equations
> just bookkeeping....


Sorry, but I cannot follow your steps.
Could you please show them?
Thanks in advance.





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