A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
jhonathanceballos
 3 years ago
The figure below shows a partially completed construction of an obtuse isosceles triangle. Points P and L represent two vertices of the triangle.
http://oi45.tinypic.com/2466fd0.jpg
Where should the point for the third vertex lie?
between O and L and on the arc
between O and L and beyond the arc
between O and M and beyond the arc
between O and M and on the arc
jhonathanceballos
 3 years ago
The figure below shows a partially completed construction of an obtuse isosceles triangle. Points P and L represent two vertices of the triangle. http://oi45.tinypic.com/2466fd0.jpg Where should the point for the third vertex lie? between O and L and on the arc between O and L and beyond the arc between O and M and beyond the arc between O and M and on the arc

This Question is Closed

apoorvk
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay Jhony, you know what an obtuse angle is  right?

apoorvk
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Am sorry I got away  yeah so  Obtuse means an angle greater than 90 degrees  now moving point away from O, towards M would *increase* <LPO, rendering it obtuse. So  any thoughts now?

jhonathanceballos
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yeah it should be between O and M and beyond the arc right?

jhonathanceballos
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so im right? @apoorvk

apoorvk
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay now  I want it to remain isosceles. so if the third vertex is exactly on the arc, then the two sides would be equal, since they are the radii of the same arc! So  which option finally?

jhonathanceballos
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1wait,i was wrong? @apoorvk

apoorvk
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Actually two things have to be defined  one where the point has to be in respect to L and O, and where with respect to the arc (beyond, on or before the arc). Read your options!

jhonathanceballos
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so its not between O and M and beyond the arc? @apoorvk

apoorvk
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Its definitely between O and M  but where  on the arc or beyond it?

jhonathanceballos
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i think its beyond the arc. @apoorvk

apoorvk
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Beyond the arc would render the two sides unequal  so the triangle won't be isosceles!
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.