1. angle of the triangle

calculate the largest angle of a triangle in which one angle is eight times each of the others.

nedd help...

2. Originally Posted by hi00000
calculate the largest angle of a triangle in which one angle is eight times each of the others.

nedd help...
Let these angles are $\displaystyle a,b,c$.

$\displaystyle a+b+c=180^o$

$\displaystyle a=8b$

$\displaystyle b=8c$

Therefore,
$\displaystyle a=64c$

The largest angle is $\displaystyle a$.

Erm....I'm not sure....Please tell me either I'm right or not....

3. the question is frm my maths book ..it says the answer is 144 ...

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5. Originally Posted by hi00000
the question is frm my maths book ..it says the answer is 144 ...
Maybe the question means:

$\displaystyle a+b+c=180$

$\displaystyle a=8b=8c$

Then $\displaystyle a=144^o$

Very sorry, my english is not so good.

6. Angles in a triangle

Hello hi00000
Originally Posted by hi00000
calculate the largest angle of a triangle in which one angle is eight times each of the others.

nedd help...
If the smaller angles are both $\displaystyle x^o$, then the largest angle is $\displaystyle 8x^o$. So:

$\displaystyle x +x+8x =180$

$\displaystyle \Rightarrow 10x = 180$

$\displaystyle \Rightarrow x = 18$

So the largest angle is $\displaystyle 8\times 18 = 144^o$.

7. Originally Posted by hi00000
calculate the largest angle of a triangle in which one angle is eight times each of the others.

nedd help...
$\displaystyle a=x$
$\displaystyle b=8x$
$\displaystyle c=8x$

$\displaystyle x + 8x + 8x = 180$
$\displaystyle 17x = 180$
$\displaystyle x = 180/17 = 10.588$
Largest angle $\displaystyle = 8x = 84.70$

8. Originally Posted by razemsoft21
a=x
b=8x
c=8x

x + 8x + 8x = 180
17x = 180
x = 180/17 = 10.588
Largest angle = 8x = 84.70
Should be

a=8x
b=x
c=x

Because there is only one largest angle that is 8 times larger than the other two angles.

9. sorry SengNee

Originally Posted by SengNee
Should be

a=8x
b=x
c=x

Because there is only one largest angle that is 8 times larger than the other two angles.
you may be right, But the original writer says
"the question is frm my maths book ..it says the answer is 144 ... "
depending on understanding the question
the idea of solving it depend on (the sum of angles of any triangle is 180 degrees."