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Isosceles triangle angles

  1. Aug 12, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find x

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    2. Relevant equations
    a+b+c=180



    3. The attempt at a solution
    So RP=RQ, the base angles are x and (146-x), normally the base angles are the same but in this scenario they are different.
    x+146-x+?=180
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2016 #2

    DrClaude

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    How can you build a isosceles triangle with unequal base angles???
     
  4. Aug 12, 2016 #3
    ?=34
     
  5. Aug 12, 2016 #4

    Ray Vickson

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    Why do you say that x and 146-x are different? Wouldn't that depend on the value of x?
     
  6. Aug 12, 2016 #5
    I marked this solved
     
  7. Aug 12, 2016 #6

    SammyS

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    What's your solution ?
     
  8. Aug 12, 2016 #7
    x+146-x+x=180
    x+146=180
    x=34,
    180-34=146
    146/2=73
    x=73
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016
  9. Aug 12, 2016 #8
    Really? Check your algebra. Also, your equation is incorrect.
     
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