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  • 5 years ago

The hypotenuse of a 30-60-90 degree right triangle measures 12. What is the measure of the shortest side?

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    since the side opposite the 30degrees would be the smallest side. sin30=(shortest side)/12 And just simplify that to get. (\[(\sqrt{3}/2)(12) = 6\sqrt{3}\]

  2. momo
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    would the shortest side be half of the hypotenuse? so i was thinking 6

  3. anonymous
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    Actually. Sorry it is 6. For somereason I thought sin30 was equal to root3over2. But your right. The answer is 6. if you used the equation I gave you.

  4. momo
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    oh thank you :D

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