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phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1these are a bit tricky. The first thing to do is read the theorem. What facts do they want to show?

Sunshine447
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm not sure what you mean...

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1At the top of the page, it gives a theorem. What does the theorem say?

Sunshine447
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The segment joining the midpoints of two sides of a triangle is parallel to the third side and half its length.

Sunshine447
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1But what does that mean? I don't understand the theorem itself...

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes. there are two things the theorem says: 1) segment is parallel to the 3rd side 2) 1/2 its length those are the facts you have to prove. So those 2 facts should come at the end of the proof

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1But what does that mean? dw:1359066662711:dw

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you understand ? the segment connects the middle of each leg now back to the problem. Can you figure out which statements are the 2 facts the theorem has to prove? which statements mean 1) segment is parallel to the 3rd side 2) 1/2 its length

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Let's answer one at a time Of the statements I, II, III, IV, and V which one says segment is parallel to the 3rd side

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes. So statement I is one of the things that has to be proved. That means it can't be first. You don't start a proof by writing the conclusion first. Let's try to figure out what statement comes BEFORE statement I Statements IV and V talk about lengths, so I think those are for the other statement to prove. We will get to those later. Now of the statements that are left: II and III which one would you use to say you have parallel lines (proving statement I)

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1In other words, look at the reason for statement I. which of the other statements support that reason ?

Sunshine447
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.13 because it talks about having equal slopes?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes, so we have (so far) III, I if any of the answer choices have I before III we should cross it off the list

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1now look a the reason for statement III: by the slope formula do you know what the formula is for finding the slope? what do you need to know to use the slope formula?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1remember slope is change in y divided by change in x

Sunshine447
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1y=mx+b you have to know the y intercept and I forgot the other part

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that is the equation for a line in slopeintercept form. to find the slope m, you find the change in y divided by the change in x you need two points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) so you can find (y2y1)/(x2x1) which of the statements gives you 2 points so you can find the slope?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, now we have II, III, I we have to do the statements in that order. II gives us points that we use in III to find the slopes that we use in I to say the slopes are = so if any of the answers has II after either III or I, you should cross it off. Have you done that yet?

Sunshine447
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So it's D? Thanks!

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1double check. D has II at the end. But we know the order has to be II, III, I So I would cross off D

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1look for a choice that II, III, I in that order (and ignore IV and V)

Sunshine447
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1my bad, i meant to say B (typo)

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1OK, I was wondering how you could pick D. notice we did not have to figure out the order of statements IV and V but you should know that V is the conclusion: it says the segment is 1/2 the length of side AC. A conclusion comes last. so the other statements have to be in the order IV, V

Sunshine447
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay, can you help me with another?

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 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@phi can you help with another?
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