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anonymous
 4 years ago
The area of a right triangle is 4. The sum of the lengths of the two sides adjacent to the right angle of the triangle is 9. What is the length of the hypotenuse of the triangle.
anonymous
 4 years ago
The area of a right triangle is 4. The sum of the lengths of the two sides adjacent to the right angle of the triangle is 9. What is the length of the hypotenuse of the triangle.

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asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Just form some equations using the information that you are given.

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1e.g. area = \(\frac{1}{2}ab=4\)

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and you are also told a+b=9

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and you know from Pythagorus that \(c^2=a^2+b^2\)

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1do you need more help or do you know how to proceed from here?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Please let me know if you need any further help on this.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.065 is apparently wrong

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1where did you get 65 from?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that was my final answer

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think what you found was \(c^2=65\)  you now need to take its square root.

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the hypotenuse cannot be a negative number. so the answer should be:\[c^2=65\]therefore:\[c=\sqrt{65}\approx8.06\]

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1did you understand the process? that is more important than just getting the right answer.

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok  I'll be more than glad to explain it to you further if you wish.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nah, im ok. thanks though. i appreciate it.

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you are more than welcome  anytime :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im gonna post some other questions i need help with though
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