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anonymous
 4 years ago
Ok can anyone please help me understand the pythagorean theorom please ?
anonymous
 4 years ago
Ok can anyone please help me understand the pythagorean theorom please ?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the other two legs.

pokemon23
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1328570206293:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1328570208471:dw \[h=\sqrt{a^2+b^2}\] \[a=\sqrt{h^2b^2}\] \[b=\sqrt{h^2a^2}\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0All right i understand all that but where do the square roots come in like if i give you a problem would you be able to help ?

pokemon23
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0where c represents the length of the hypotenuse, and a and b represent the lengths of the other two sides.

pokemon23
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In any right triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are the two legs (the two sides that meet at a right angle).

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The square roots come in because the pythagorean theorem tells you the sum of the squares of the legs equal the square of the hypotenuse. You have to use the square root to find the number. \[(\sqrt{a^2})=a\]

pokemon23
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1328570575319:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1328570529625:dw how would i find the answers to that ?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Here, you wouldn't use the pythagorean theorem until you use some trig to find one side.

pokemon23
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for example in this question we need to find c^2 by finding c^2 we plug in the formula a^2+b^2=c^2 6^2+7^2=c^2 36+48=c^2 \[\sqrt{36}\]+\[\sqrt{48}\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\tan(60º)=\frac{9\sqrt{3}}{x}\] \[x=\frac{9\sqrt{3}}{\tan(60º)}\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0When you find x, now you can use the pythagorean theorem. \[y=\sqrt{x^2+(9\sqrt{3})^2}\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh man my teacher never told me we had to use tan to solve this answer

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, this is a special right triangle, so I suppose you don't have to use trig. It is a 306090 triangle, did your teacher tell you how to solve these?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/SpecialRightTriangles.topicArticleId18851,articleId18821.html Look at this link, it tells you the relationship between sides in special right triangles so you don't have to use trig.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i understand that now do you think you could give me a problem so i could try to answer it

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1328571722764:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for this one what do i have to find ?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the short leg would be 5 and the hyp would 25 ?
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