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1 Chapter 1.2Using Segments and CongruenceWhat are postulates, axioms, and theorems?Define the Ruler Postulate.Using the figure below, what is meant by coordinates, points, and distance?Using the figure to the right,What is the Segment Addition Postulate?
2 Apply the Segment Addition Postulate EXAMPLE 1Apply the Segment Addition PostulateMeasure the length of ST to the nearest tenth of a centimeter.SOLUTIONAlign one mark of a metric ruler with S. Then estimate the coordinate of T. For example, if you align S with 2, T appears to align with 5.4.ST = 5.4 – 2 = 3.4Use Ruler Postulate.The length of ST is about 3.4 centimeters.ANSWER
3 EXAMPLE 2Apply the the Segment Addition PostulateMapsThe cities shown on the map lie approximately in a straight line. Use the given distances to find the distance from Lubbock, Texas, to St. Louis, Missouri.SOLUTIONBecause Tulsa, Oklahoma, lies between Lubbock and St. Louis, you can apply the Segment Addition Postulate.LS = LT + TS = = 740The distance from Lubbock to St. Louis is about 740 miles.ANSWER
4 Use a ruler to measure the length of the segment to the nearest inch. GUIDED PRACTICEfor Examples 1 and 2Use a ruler to measure the length of the segment to the nearest inch.181.MN 1 in58ANSWERUse ruler postulate2.PQ 1 in38ANSWERUse ruler postulate
5 In Exercises 3 and 4, use the diagram shown. GUIDED PRACTICEfor Examples 1 and 2In Exercises 3 and 4, use the diagram shown.3.Use the Segment Addition Postulate to find XZ.SOLUTIONxz = xy + yzSegment addition postulate=Substitute 23 for xy and 50 for yz= 73AddANSWERxz = 73
6 GUIDED PRACTICEfor Examples 1 and 2In the diagram, WY = 30. Can you use the Segment Addition Postulate to find the distance between points W and Z?4.NO; Because w is not between x and z.ANSWER
7 Use the diagram to find GH. EXAMPLE 3Find a lengthUse the diagram to find GH.SOLUTIONUse the Segment Addition Postulate to write an equation. Then solve the equation to find GH.FG + GH=FHSegment Addition Postulate.21 + GH=36Substitute 36 for FH and 21 for FG.=15GHSubtract 21 from each side.
8 Compare segments for congruence EXAMPLE 4Compare segments for congruencePlot J(– 3, 4), K(2, 4), L(1, 3), and M(1, – 2) in a coordinate plane. Then determine whether JK and LM are congruent.SOLUTIONTo find the length of a horizontal segment, find the absolute value of the difference of the x-coordinates of the endpoints.JK = 2 – (– 3) = 5Use Ruler Postulate.
9 Compare segments for congruence EXAMPLE 4Compare segments for congruenceTo find the length of a vertical segment, find the absolute value of the difference of the y-coordinates of the endpoints.LM = – 2 – 3 = 5Use Ruler Postulate.JK and LM have the same length. So, JK LM.=~ANSWER
10 Use the diagram at the right to find WX. 5. GUIDED PRACTICEfor Examples 3 and 4Use the diagram at the right to find WX.5.Use the segment addition postulate to write an equation. Then solve the equation to find WXSOLUTIONvx = vw + wxSegment addition postulate144= 37 + wxSubstitute 37 for vw and 144 for vx107= wxSubtract 37 from each sideANSWERWX = 107
11 GUIDED PRACTICEfor Examples 3 and 46.Plot the points A(– 2, 4), B(3, 4), C(0, 2), and D(0, – 2) in a coordinate plane. Then determine whether AB and CD are congruent.Length of AB is not equal to the length of CD, so they are not congruentANSWER
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