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Title: 2-D Shapes Are in the back of the Drapes!
Author: Kompelien, Tracy
Publisher: Abdo Group
Publication Date: 2006/09/01
Number of Pages: 24
Binding sort: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2006012570

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Chapter 2. POLYHEDRA 34 Therefore C'A2 = AB2 + BC2 + C'C2. Corollary. In a rectangular parallelepiped, all diagonals are congruent. 58. Parallel cross sections of pyramids. Theorem. If a pyramid (Figure 49) is intersected by a plane parallel to the base, then: (1) lateral edges and the altitude (SM) are divided by this plane into proportional parts; (2) the cross section itself is a polygon (A'B'C'D'E') similar to the base; (3) the areas of the cross section and the base are proportional to the squares of the distances from them to the vertex.

49. How many of the planes angles of a convex tetrahedral angle can he obtuse? Chapter 1. LINES AND PLANES 28 50. Prove that: if a trihedral angle has two right plane angles then two of its dihedral angles are right. Conversely, if a trihedral angle has two right dihedral angles then two of its plane angles are right. 51. Prove that every plane angle of a tetrahedral angle is smaller than the sum of the other three. 52. Can symmetric polyhedral angles be congruent? 53. Prove that two trihedral angles are congruent ifi (a) all their plane angles are right, or (b) all their dihedral angles are right.

1) A polyhedral angle homothetic to a given one with a positive homothety coefficient is congruent to it. Indeed, when the center of homothety is the vertex, the homothetic coincides with the given one; however, according to the lemma, the choice of another center gives rise to a congruent polyhedral angle. (2) A polygon homothetic to a given one is similar to it. Indeed. e. when the center of homothety lies in the plane of the polygon. Therefore this remains true for any center due to the lemma (since polygons congruent to similar ones are similar).

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