Microsoft Mathematics Tutorial 5 – Using the Triangle Solver

This is the 5th tutorial in the Math and Multimedia’s Microsoft Mathematics Tutorial Series.  In this post, we use the Triangle Solver to construct triangles with specified side lengths and/or angle measures.

The Triangle Solver is very useful in constructing accurate triangle drawings. To construct the desired triangle, the user can specify the length of the sides or the measure of interior angles.

To display the Triangle Solver, click on the Triangle Solver icon on the toolbar. In the Triangle Solver dialog box,  type the side lengths and/or angle measures of the triangle you want to construct.  For example, triangle ABC where a = 4, c=5 and B = 30˚ (no need to insert the ˚ sign) will construct the triangle shown below. Notice that the Triangle Solver automatically computes the missing side lengths and angle measures. The blue numbers were typed by the user, and the green numbers were automatically computed.  » Read more

Microsoft Mathematics Tutorial 2 – Performing Basic Computations

This is the second tutorial in the Microsoft Mathematics Tutorial Series.  In this tutorial, we learn how to perform basic mathematical computation using Microsoft Mathematics.

There are three parts of Microsoft Mathematics used in numeric  computations: the calculator pad (green box) where the command buttons are located, the input box (yellow box) where the commands are typed, and the output boxes where the input, the step by step computations (if applicable), and the output of the computations are displayed. The input text box and the output boxes are located in the Worksheet tab.

Open Microsoft Mathematics to perform the computations below.  » Read more