A triangle has two corners with angles of # (2 pi ) / 3 # and # ( pi )/ 6 #. If one side of the triangle has a length of #12 #, what is the largest possible area of the triangle?
If we convert the two angle measures into degrees, we are given:
Based on the fact that triangle's angles must add up to 180 degrees, the third angle must be 30 degrees.
Our triangle's angles are 30, 30, and 120. This means that we have an isosceles triangle. It also means that we can get two different areas based on which side is 12.
Option 1: If the side with a length of 12 is opposite either 30 degree angle, then by the isosceles triangle theorem, the side opposite the other 30 degree angle must also be 12.
We'll use this triangle to illustrate our problem, with sides AB and BC being the two sides with lengths of 12, and BC as the side opposite the 120 degree angle, B.
If we construct an altitude in the triangle as shown, we create two congruent (proven by the hypotenuseleg theorem), 306090 right triangles.
Using the 306090 theorem, we know that side AB is double the length of side BM. Since AB is 12, BM is thus 6.
We also know (based on the said theorem) that side AM is the length of BM, multiplied by
With these measurements, we now have a base (side AC,
Option 2: If the side opposite the 120 degree angle is 12, we can apply the same logic as we did in option one. This time however, AC is 12.
Once more using the 306090 and congruency rules:
AM = MC= 6
BM *
BM =
Since we already have our base (side AC, 12), and height
(BM,
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To find the largest possible area of the triangle with angles of ( \frac{2\pi}{3} ) and ( \frac{\pi}{6} ), and one side of length 12, follow these steps:

Identify the given side of the triangle, which has a length of 12.

Use the Law of Sines to find the lengths of the other two sides of the triangle: [ \frac{a}{\sin(A)} = \frac{b}{\sin(B)} = \frac{c}{\sin(C)} ]

Substitute the known angle and side length into the Law of Sines: [ \frac{12}{\sin(\frac{\pi}{6})} = \frac{b}{\sin(\frac{2\pi}{3})} ]

Solve for ( b ): [ b = \frac{12 \cdot \sin(\frac{2\pi}{3})}{\sin(\frac{\pi}{6})} ]

Calculate the length of side ( b ).

Use the formula for the area of a triangle given two sides and the included angle: [ A = \frac{1}{2} \cdot a \cdot b \cdot \sin(C) ]

Substitute the known values of sides ( a ), ( b ), and angle ( C ) into the formula: [ A = \frac{1}{2} \cdot 12 \cdot b \cdot \sin(\frac{\pi}{3}) ]

Calculate the area of the triangle.
By following these steps, you can determine the largest possible area of the triangle given the specified conditions.
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