Elementary Geometry for College Students (7th Edition) Clone

Published by Cengage
ISBN 10: 978-1-337-61408-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-33761-408-5

Chapter 10 - Review Exercises - Page 495: 37

Answer

Since two sides of the triangle have the same length, $\triangle ABC$ is an isosceles triangle.

Work Step by Step

We can find the length of the side $\overline{AB}$: $L_{AB} = \sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2+(z_2-z_1)^2}$ $L_{AB} = \sqrt{(1-0)^2+(2-0)^2+(4-0)^2}$ $L_{AB} = \sqrt{(1)^2+(2)^2+(4)^2}$ $L_{AB} = \sqrt{1+4+16}$ $L_{AB} = \sqrt{21}$ We can find the length of the side $\overline{AC}$: $L_{AC} = \sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2+(z_2-z_1)^2}$ $L_{AC} = \sqrt{(0-0)^2+(0-0)^2+(8-0)^2}$ $L_{AC} = \sqrt{(0)^2+(0)^2+(8)^2}$ $L_{AC} = \sqrt{0+0+64}$ $L_{AC} = 8$ We can find the length of the side $\overline{BC}$: $L_{BC} = \sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2+(z_2-z_1)^2}$ $L_{BC} = \sqrt{(1-0)^2+(2-0)^2+(4-8)^2}$ $L_{BC} = \sqrt{(1)^2+(2)^2+(-4)^2}$ $L_{BC} = \sqrt{1+4+16}$ $L_{BC} = \sqrt{21}$ Since two sides of the triangle have the same length, $\triangle ABC$ is an isosceles triangle.
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