# If an isosceles trapezoid has sides of lengths 5, 8, 5, and 14. How do you find the measure of the angle between one of the legs and the shorter base?

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Oct 29, 2015

angle

#### Explanation:

Drop vertical lines from the intersection of the legs and short base down perpendicular to the large base. This will form two right triangles with sides 3-4-5. [Note: draw a sketch on paper so you can see the problem]

The angle formed by the leg (5) and the new vertical line (4) can be found using cosine:

Now, to this add

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