On your paper, trace the triangle and the line of reflection. Then draw the image of the triangle after it is reflected across the line. Verify your reflection is correct by folding your paper along the line of reflection.
Find the perimeter of the image. How does it compare with the perimeter of the original figure?
Find the measure of both acute angles in the original triangle.
Review reflection using Math Notes box in Lesson 1.2.1.
The perimeter of the reflection is the same as the perimeter of the original because all transformations are congruent to the original (isometries).
You have learned many different trigonometry tools. Which is appropriate to the situation?
Because of the Triangle Angle Sum Theorem, α must be ≈ 32.9°.
Label the acute angles, like in the diagram below.