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anonymous
 4 years ago
Argue that a triangle with sides x squared  1; 2x; x
squared + 1 is a right triangle.? PLEASE i need help.
anonymous
 4 years ago
Argue that a triangle with sides x squared  1; 2x; x squared + 1 is a right triangle.? PLEASE i need help.

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0umm which is the hypoteneuse

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well i think you use the pythagorean theorem.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and ending result you would get 2x

Directrix
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Use the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem. We do not know that the triangle is right; therefore, it has no hypotenuse yet. The square of one side of the triangle must be equal to the sum of the squares of the other two if the triangle is right. Square the 3 side lengths to determine if two of the squares sum to the third.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok thanks directrix ill try that.

Directrix
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Find (x^2 1) ^2, then (2x)^2, and then (x^2 +1)^2. See what you get. I will check.

Directrix
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Should 2x be x^2 or perhaps (2x^2)^2? Just asking.

Directrix
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay. What did you get for these three quantities? Find (x^2 1) ^2, then (2x)^2, and then (x^2 +1)^2.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x^41 and 4x^2 and x^4+1

Directrix
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1(x^2 1) ^2 = x^4  2 x^2 +1 4x^2 Correct (x^2 +1)^2 = x^4 +2 x^2 + 1 Next Step: Will any two of these sum to the third. Note: Do not exponentiate over addition or subtraction. ( x + y) ^2 is NOT = x^2 + y^2. but does equal x^2 +2xy + y^2. You are thinking of (xy)^2 which DOES equal x^2 y^2
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