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# Geometry Chapter 3 (Linder)

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reflexive property
a=a (any number is equal to itself)
substitution property
if a=b, then a can be substituted for b in any expression
addition property
if a=b, then a+c = b+c
subtraction property
if a=b, then a-c = b-c
multiplication property
if a=b, then ac = bc
division property
if a=b, and c doesnt equal 0, then a/c = b/c
coordinate
the points on an infinite number line that are numbered so that to every point there corresponds exactly one real number, and to every real number there corresponds exactly one point.
distance
a real number that illustrates betweenness of points
ruler postulate
the points on a line can be numbered so that positive number differences measure distances.
betweenness of points (definition)
a point is between two other points on the same line iff its coordinate is between their coordinates
the betweenness of points theorem
if A-B-C, then AB + BC = AC
degree
the unit of measuring angles (created by the Babylonians); each is 1/360 of a circle
rotation of rays
all of the positions in which a ray can be of a circle
half-rotation
all of the rays that correspond to a semicircular protractor (aka 180 degrees)
measure of the angle
the positive difference between the coordinates of the rays
protractor postulate
the rays in a half-rotation can be numbered from 0 to 180 so that positive number distances measure angles
acute
iff the angle is less than 90 degrees
right
iff the angle = 90 degrees
obtuse
iff the angle is more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees
straight
iff the angle = 180 degrees
betweenness of rays (definition)
a ray is between two others in the same half-rotation iff its cordinate is between their coordinates
the betweenness of rays theorem
if OA-OB-OC, then angle AOB + angle BOC = angle AOC
midpoint of a line segment (definition)
a point that divides the line segment into 2 equal segments
bisection of an angle (definition)
a line that divides the angle into two equal parts
congruent
"coinciding exactly when superimposed"; divided into two equal parts (which are called this term) e.g. line segments are... when they have equal lengths, or angles are.. when they have equal measures
corollary
a theorem that can be easily proved as a consequence of a postulate or another theorem
corollary to the ruler postulate
a line segment has exactly one midpoint
corollary to the ruler postulate
an angle has exactly one ray that bisects it
complimentary angles
iff two angles' sum = 90 degrees
complement
each angle of a complimentary angle to the other, found by subracting the other angle from 90
supplimentary
iff two angles' sum = 180 degrees
supplement
each angle of a supplimentary angle to the other, found by subtracting the other angle from 180
theorem of compliments of the same angle
compliments of the same angle are equal
theorem of supplements of the same angle
suppliments of the same angle are equal
opposite rays
when 2 rays point in opposite directions
linear pair
two angles are this iff they have a common side and their other sides are opposite rays
vertical angles
two angles are this iff the sides of one angle are opposite rays of the other
theorem of the angles in a linear pair
the angles in a linear pair are supplimentary
theorem of vertical angles
vertical angles are equal
perpendicular lines (definition)
two lines are this iff they form a right angle
theorem of perpendicular lines
perpendicular lines form four right angles
corollary to the definition of a right angle
all right angles are equal
theorem of the angles in a linear pair being equal
if the angles in a linear pair are equal, then their sides are perpendicular
parallel (definition)
two lines are this iff they lie in the same plane and do not intersect