Slope Triangle Rotation (VA)
- Tim Brzezinski
Interact with the applet below for a few minutes. Then answer the questions that follow.
Since a and b represent lengths of segments, their values are non-negative! Keep this in mind as you answer the questions below.
What is the slope of line j? Write this slope in terms of a and b.
What is the measure of the gray angle? How do you know this?
What is the sum of the measures of the blue acute angle and pink acute angle? Explain how you clearly know this to be true.
What is the slope of line k in the applet above? Write this slope in terms of a and b.
What can you conclude about 2 (non-horizontal & non-vertical) perpendicular lines drawn in the coordinate plane?