Chapter 16

Geometry

Geometry is the study of points, lines, angles, shapes on the plane, and solids in space. In this chapter, you hone your geometry skills with a variety of problems that ask you to calculate the measurement of angles, shapes, and solids.

The Problems You’ll Work On

Here’s a list of the types of problems you work on in this chapter:

check.png Measuring angles

check.png Finding the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles

check.png Calculating the area of parallelograms and trapezoids

check.png Knowing the formulas for the area and circumference of circles

check.png Using the area formula for triangles

check.png Working with right triangles using the Pythagorean theorem

check.png Finding the volume of some common solids

What to Watch Out For

The following information will be useful to you as you work on the problems in this chapter: ...

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