# Geometry Lesson 8.2 Special Right Triangles Name __________________________________ ```Geometry
Lesson 8.2 Special Right Triangles
Name __________________________________
Let’s take a look at isosceles right triangles.
 What are the measures of the angles of any isosceles right triangle? ______, _______, _______
 Find the length of the hypotenuses of the following isosceles right triangles.
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x 2  22  22
x 2  32  32
x2  8
x 2  18
x 82 2
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x  18  3 2
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Therefore, to find the hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle, simple multiply a leg by ________.
Theorem 8-5: 45&deg;-45&deg;-90&deg; Triangle Theorem: In a 45&deg;-45&deg;-90&deg; triangle, both legs are
______________ and the length of the hypotenuses is _______ times the length of a _______.
hypotenuse 
2  leg
Thus,
leg 
hypotenuse
2
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Examples: Find the value of each variable.
hypotenuse  2  leg
h  29
h9 2
a)
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hypotenuse  2  leg
x  22 2
x  2 2
x4
b)
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Practice: Find the values of the variables.
1)
2)
5)
6)
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leg 
c)
z
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4)
7)
4 2
2
z4
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3)
hypotenuse
2
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Now, let’s take a look at right triangles with acute angles of measures 30&deg; and 60&deg;.
Theorem 8-6: 30&deg;-60&deg;-90&deg; Triangle Theorem: In a 30&deg;-60&deg;-90&deg; triangle, the length of the ________________
is ___________ the length of the shorter leg. The length of the ___________ leg is ______ times the
length of the shorter leg.
longer leg = 3  shorter leg
hypotenuse = 2 shorter leg
Examples: Find the values of the variables. 
longer leg  3  shorter leg
hypotenuse  2 shorter leg
d)
8  2 x
y  3 x
4x
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hypotenuse  2 shorter leg
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f  2 d
longer leg  3  shorter leg
e)
5 3  3 d
5d
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11)
f  2 5 10
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Practice: Find the values of the variables.
8)
y4 3
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9)
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10)
12)
PUT IT TOGETHER!!
Practice: Find the values of the variables.
13)
14)
15)
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