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  • 5 years ago

Find the missing length using the pythagorean theorem. a= 15 b= 1/5a c= ?

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  1. anonymous
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    c^2=a^2+b^2

  2. anonymous
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    How would you solve it?

  3. anonymous
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    Pythagorean is straight forward; as stated above.

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    What do you do with the "a" after 1/5?

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    You are given value of a.

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    So substitute 15 in for that a?

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    Substitute 15 for the "a" to get c^2=15^2+(15/5)^2 c^2 = 225+9 = 234 take square root to find c = \[\sqrt{234}\] Simplify by taking a 9 out to make it \[3*\sqrt{26}\]. This is your answer

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