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Hey can anyone help me with the pythagorean theorem

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  1. anonymous
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    \[a^2+b^2=c^2\]

  2. anonymous
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    A and b are sides of a triangle, while c is the hypotenuse.

  3. anonymous
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    i know that but what i mean is that it is a promblem i need help with

  4. anonymous
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    Ok what is it?

  5. anonymous
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    it says a ladder 58 feet long reachers a point on a building that is 42 feet above the ground. if the ground is horizontal. how many feet from the foot of the building is the foot of the ladder?

  6. anonymous
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    Ok so the ladder makes a triangle with a building. One side is 42ft, the other side is unknown, and the hypotenuse is 58ft. So based on this we plug these numbers into the equation. :)

  7. anonymous
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    ok i will try it

  8. anonymous
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    wait what side is 42?

  9. anonymous
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    brb

  10. anonymous
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    The height of the triangle is 42, but for the sake of the equation it doesn't matter whether you say 42 is a or b.

  11. anonymous
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    so you would have a²+42²=58² ??

  12. anonymous
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    Yes and then you solve for a. :)

  13. anonymous
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    yay, i graduate primary school :)

  14. anonymous
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    what the heck ok anyway i hace two more i need help with two also

  15. anonymous
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    can you solve for 'a' brookiecookie?

  16. anonymous
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    ya hold on im fiquring it out

  17. anonymous
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    u guys ready for the next promblem

  18. anonymous
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    Sure.

  19. anonymous
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    ok two vertical poles are 16 feet apart. what is the minimum number of feet in length of a rope that connects the top pf the 50 foot peole to the top of the 20 foot pole

  20. anonymous
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    anyone know

  21. anonymous
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    Yes. Draw a picture of the poles. Maybe you can see it better.

  22. anonymous
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    ok

  23. anonymous
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    ??? help

  24. anonymous
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    So we do the triangle thing again. We know one side is 16ft what is the length of the other side? We are solving for the hypotenuse.

  25. anonymous
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    for these, it always helps me see it, if i draw a picture - even if its just lines and numbers next to them so with the two poles and distance between the poles, you can see the difference in pole height

  26. anonymous
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    ok

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