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:

Measuring angles

Finding the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles

Calculating the area of parallelograms and trapezoids

Knowing the formulas for the area and circumference of circles

Using the area formula for triangles

Working with right triangles using the Pythagorean theorem

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: ...