Section 6.2.  Scan the section again.  Answer the following questions.  Send an e-mail with subject line MA251 to selliott@utm.edu .

1) Fill in the blanks:  In Example 8, we express s in terms of x by observing from the _______ ________ in Figure 15 that [a certain proportion holds].

Similar triangles

Michael Blankinship


2) Fill in the blanks:  In the NOTE after example 8, Dr. Stewart points out that we do not have to place the vertex of the pyramid at the ______ .

origin
Elina Geut


3) Fill in the blank:  In Example 9, the cross section has the shape of a _________ .

triangle

Jacob Buttrey