I forgot how to set this up. Can you please help me with the equation:

In triangle ABC, the angle C is six times as large as angle A. The measure of angle B is 52 degrees greater than that of angle A. Find the measure of the angles.

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- Dec 2nd 2010, 03:06 PMJerry99Finding the sides of a triangle
I forgot how to set this up. Can you please help me with the equation:

In triangle ABC, the angle C is six times as large as angle A. The measure of angle B is 52 degrees greater than that of angle A. Find the measure of the angles.

Thanks - Dec 2nd 2010, 03:16 PMharish21
let: angle A= x degrees

then, angle B = (x+52) degrees

and, agngle C = 6x

$\displaystyle A+B+C=180$

so, $\displaystyle x+(52+x)+6x=180$

ffinsih it.. - Dec 2nd 2010, 03:17 PMGrep
All the angles add up to 180 degrees, so A+B+C=180. Figure out what B and C are relative to A, and substitute those values into the equation. You'll only end up with A's in there, and you can solve for A.

- Dec 2nd 2010, 03:36 PMJerry99
Thanks guys