D(5, 7), E(4, 3), F(8, 2), form the vertices of a triangle . what is m

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D(5, 7), E(4, 3), F(8, 2), form the vertices of a triangle . what is m

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HELP 😩

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Plot it out on graph and use the distance formula to get the three sides and then you can use Cosine Law to figure out the angles.

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Have you learned about Cosine Law?

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No & I have no paper . I'm doing Plato .

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here is the graph:

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😵😵 where the points ? Or how do I read this graph 😨

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They did not give you a distance for none of the sides so to me it looks like you need to find the sides and use Cosine Law, which you can find the sides using he distance formula
Here are your points https://www.desmos.com/calculator/zbzs1dzyyp

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I dont understand what the question means @Nixy, what is m

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Measurement of angle DEF ?

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& I would type cos .... I'm confused

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sorry, normally slope is indicated by the letter m, so wasnt sure!

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need to explain rationale for using cosine law to @Jade3115

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I'm being timed 😩 so I'm going to have to guess

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Timed?

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I've spent 15 mins on one question .

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distance formula = \( \sqrt{(x_2 - x_1)^2+(y_2- y_1)^2} \)
D(5, 7), E(4, 3), F(8, 2)
So from E(4,3) to D (5,7)
\( \sqrt{(5 - 4)^2+(7- 3)^2} \)
That will give you the distance from E to D and that is one side.

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Who is timing you?

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The computer

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Do I pit cos before that ? @nixy

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Jade, there is a lot of work to do with this problem and to me you have to KNow about the distance formula and Cosine Law so this is going to take a little bit.

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Ugh. Thanks anyway .

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Do you understand the distance formula?

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No. I don't understand none of this stuf . That's why I'm doing this now

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why use the distance formula when answers are degrees?

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😂😂

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You need the sides to get the degree. ONce you have the sides you can use Cosine Law to get the degrees

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okay @Jade3115 is suggesting that the angle you are looking for is opposite one of the sides.|dw:1435458749504:dw|

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ha!, what @Jade3115 forgot to mention was that you were not given the lengths of the sides or any angles.

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Sorry, I am at work so I am in and out :-) @BPDlkeme234 That is why I suggested to her to use the distance formula first to find the sides and then she can use Cosine Law to find the angles

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I have just become a fan of @Jade3115 knowing where she was going with this.

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Once she has the the sides she can use formulas like the following to find the angles
\[ \huge cos^{-1} E = \frac{b^2+c^2-a^2}{-2bc} \] To find the

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But this solution obviously mean calculating the sides, as @Jade3115 said. Her solution was right.

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How was her solution correct? She did not have a solution. I am the one that told her she had to calculate the sides and then told her how and from there she has to use Cosine Law to figure the angles. The only solution she had was to guess at a random answer.

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