anonymous
  • anonymous
In a right triangle, the length of the hypotenuse is 20 inches and the length of one leg is 15 inches. What is the length of the other leg? A. 5 inches B. 5√7 inches C. √7 inches D. 25 inches
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anonymous
  • anonymous
|dw:1328069679628:dw| Pythagorean theorem is \[a^2+b^2=c^2\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[C ^{2}=A ^{2}+B ^{2}\] C is the hypotenuse
anonymous
  • anonymous
C=a+b (squared). 20 = 15 + ? 400 = 225 + ? 175 = b Time to square root. 25Z7 = answer :D

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anonymous
  • anonymous
the sqrt of 175 is not 25... if you reduce it, it is 5sqrt7 B
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks
anonymous
  • anonymous
It is indeed, my dear friend. The radical only signifies the simplification of Z25Z7, bringing the answer to 5Z7.

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