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  • 5 years ago

Find the length of the hypotenuse for a right triangle with legs of 5 and 12 units.

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  2. radar
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    Pythagorean theorem states where c is the hypotenuse (longest side) is:\[c ^{2}=a ^{2}+b ^{2}\]

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    \[c ^{2}=25+144=169\] \[c ^{2}=169\] \[c=\sqrt{169}=13\]

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    So, I got a huge number when I did it?..

  5. anonymous
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    Oh, wait, nm, I just cubed it. Wow.

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    It doesn't say what the units were so it is just 13 (units)

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    Did you follow what did with understanding?

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    I don't really understand where the 25 and the 144 come from?

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    I should of shown that the 25 is 5 squared the 144 is 12 squared like the theorem shows a squared and b squared

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    Oh!!! okay. I get it. Thanks :)

  11. radar
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    Good luck,bye

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