### Fighting the War on Drugs Using Geometry and Special Triangles

### Topic

Upholding a drug conviction

### Vocabulary

- Pythagorean theorem
- 30-60-90 triangles
- 45-45-90 triangles

### Student Exploration

#### How can geometry be used to catch drug dealers?

http://gothamist.com/2005/11/23/drug_dealers_wa.php

### Extension Investigation

Students can make up a similar story involving 30-60-90 triangles and 45-45-90 triangles and present their work to the class.