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    Geometry only

    Using only basic geometry (no trig), find the value of angle x.

    Good luck,
    Maud

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    Last edited by kweaver; 2014-04-27 at 13:43.

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    Wow! Was that a guess or did you have a working proof? Either way, it was not the correct answer. Sorry!


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    I spent a fair amount of time working it out.
    It required constructing a parallelogram that incorporated the original triangle, parallel to the base and one side...
    I didn't do it the way you illustrated.

    I'll have to recheck my work (pretty scribbled at this point) and see what I did wrong.

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    I drew the attachment.

    I found x = 30.

    Then, rethinking I found a conflict that x could also be 20.

    I can't see where I boofed.
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    Interesting approach but it seems like the parallelogram didn't buy you much information. Wondering if you created the parallelogram at point D instead, you could have found the angles needed to solve for x? Valiant effort" Worked on this for 3 days. I wasn't sure if I was correct until I added up the angles as a check.

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