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- Study angles that are formed by parallel lines.
- Discover techniques for proving and constructing parallel lines.
- Make converse and parallel line statements.
- Learn about the concave and convex categories of polygons.
- Define and illustrate indefinite proof and regular polygons.
- Calculate the perimeter and discover the number of diagonals in polygons.
- Measure a regular polygon's area as well as the angles of triangles.
- Find the sum of a polygon by measuring its angles.
1. Angles Formed by a Transversal
When you have a pair of parallel lines and a transversal, something very interesting happens to the angles that are formed. You can see this happen in real life at street intersections and such. Watch this video lesson to learn about all of this.
2. Parallel Lines: How to Prove Lines Are Parallel
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can prove that two lines are parallel just by matching up pairs of angles. Learn which angles to pair up and what to look for.
3. Using Converse Statements to Prove Lines Are Parallel
Because a pair of parallel lines produces unique angle characteristics, we can use this information to our advantage. Watch this video lesson to see how we turn this advantage into converse statements to help us prove parallel lines.
4. Constructing a Parallel Line Using a Point Not on the Given Line
Watch this video lesson, and you will learn how to draw parallel lines with just a compass and a straightedge. Also, learn why you would want to be able to do this in real life.
5. The Parallel Postulate: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about an important postulate in Euclidean geometry, called the Parallel Postulate. It sounds kind of hard, but this lesson explains it in simple terms and provides several examples of it as well.
6. What Are Polygons? - Definition and Examples
Watch this video lesson to see how the shapes that you grew up with are all related. Learn why the shapes of bricks, stars, and street blocks are considered polygons while the sun, moon, and rolling hills are not.
7. Regular Polygons: Definition & Parts
What makes a polygon a polygon? And what shapes are considered polygons? In this lesson, find out the answers to these questions and more as we learn all about polygons and their parts.
8. How to Find the Number of Diagonals in a Polygon
At first, you might think that the diagonals of a polygon are pretty useless, but watch this video lesson to learn how diagonals are used in real life. You will learn the formula to find how many diagonals a polygon has as well as how to use it.
9. Finding the Perimeter of Polygons
In this video lesson, you will learn the process you need to take to find the perimeter of polygons. You will also learn that there is a shortcut if your polygon is a regular polygon.
10. Measuring the Area of Regular Polygons: Formula & Examples
Watch this video lesson to learn why a regular polygon makes your life easier when it comes to finding the area inside one. Learn the one formula for area that will work for any type of regular polygon.
11. Measuring the Angles of Triangles: 180 Degrees
Watch this video lesson to see why a triangle's angles always add up to 180 degrees. Also, learn how you can use this unique fact about triangles to find an unknown angle in a triangle.
12. How to Measure the Angles of a Polygon & Find the Sum
Watch this video lesson to learn the one formula that lets you find the measure of angles in any regular polygon. Also, learn how you can tell if you are working with a regular polygon or not.
13. The Sum of Interior Angles of a Pentagon
Do you know how many sides a pentagon has? You'll learn this and why the interior angles of all types of pentagon always add up to the same value. You'll also learn a formula you can use for any shape you come across.
14. How to Find the Perimeter of a Hexagon
This lesson explains how to find the perimeter of a regular and an irregular hexagon. Once we know the process, we'll look at some examples of this shape in nature and an application of finding a hexagon's perimeter in our own lives.
15. How to Find the Perimeter of a Trapezoid
Trapezoids are a special type of geometrical figure. In this lesson, learn the steps to find the perimeter of a trapezoid through examples. You will also learn the different definition of trapezoid in the U.K.
16. How to Find the Perimeter of an Isosceles Trapezoid
An isosceles trapezoid is a special case of a trapezoid. This lesson reviews the steps to find the perimeter of an isosceles trapezoid through the use of problems and practical applications.
17. Identifying Lines in Space
In this lesson we will define the vector, parametric, continuous (or symmetric) and implicit equations of the line in space, and we will solve a problem.
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