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  • 5 years ago

in a 30-60-90 triangle the shortest side ha a length of one what are the other two measurments?

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  1. anonymous
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    its an impossible problem,

  2. anonymous
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    how?

  3. anonymous
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    60,90

  4. anonymous
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    the other two sides have a variable

  5. anonymous
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    and its length not degrees

  6. anonymous
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    the other two sides are sqrt(3) and 2 for the hypotenuse. shortest side is opposite the 30 degree angle.

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    thanks.. can you help me again?

  8. anonymous
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    sure

  9. anonymous
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    its the same kind of problem but the side is 8

  10. anonymous
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    ok all 30-60-90 triangles are similar. so if the ratio of the sides is always 1:sqrt(3):2 and if the side corresponding to 1 is 8 we get 8, 8sqrt(3), 16

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    do you know about similar triangles?

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    not at all.. but the answer i got was 4, sqrt(3) and it was right

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    not if the smallest side of the triangle was 8. which side was 8?

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    if the hypotenuse was 8 then you would get 4, 4sqrt(3), 8

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    if the shortest side is = h, then by using Law of Sines: sin30/h = sin60/x where is x= longer side (another one; across from 60 degree angle); now: \[x=h*sqrt{\3\}\] now use Pythagorean Theorem to find c... let me know if there is a problem :)

  16. anonymous
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    oh man that was the problem m sorry my mistake

  17. anonymous
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    c=2h

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    was the shortest side 1 for the first problem you asked or was that hypotenuse also?

  19. anonymous
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    no the question i last asked had the hypotenuse of eight.. the first one was correct.

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    allright sounds good.

  21. anonymous
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    thanks

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