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Steph_Rawr352
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What makes a triangle a “special” right triangle? How can special right triangles help me find side lengths?
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Steph_Rawr352 Group Title
What makes a triangle a “special” right triangle? How can special right triangles help me find side lengths?
 2 years ago
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Mertsj Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
if the angles are 454590 or 306090 Those are the special right triangles.
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razor99 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well cause it has 3 sides :p
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Steph_Rawr352 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
all triangles have 3 sides lol.. that would make them ALL special
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Mertsj Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Why don't you just tell us what triangle you are talking about and we will help you solve it.
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Steph_Rawr352 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well i dont have a specific triangle its just any right triangle.. i dont get this question either.. :L
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Mertsj Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
What is the question?
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Steph_Rawr352 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thats the question: What makes a triangle a “special” right triangle? How can special right triangles help me find side lengths? its kind of confusing to me.. :L i dont get what it means when it says "special" right triangles..
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jlynalt Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
There are certain equations that can help you find the side lengths. See the attached file for more info. "x" being your variable
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Steph_Rawr352 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so basically if the angles of a triangle are either 454590 or 306090 its "special" ?
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Mertsj Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
The thing that makes a right triangle a "special right triangle" is the measure of its acute angles. If the acute angles are both 45 degrees it is a "special right triangle". The sides have the unique relationship in that the legs are equal in measure and the hypotenuse is the leg multiplied by the square root of 2. There is a second "special right triangle." It too is special because of the measure of it's acute angles. If the acute angles are 30 and 60 degrees it is called special. This is because of the relationship between the measures of its sides. In this triangle, the short leg is 1/2 the hypotenuse and the long leg can be found by multiplying the short leg by the square root of 3.
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christina123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
LOL did you get this question from fvs? :] im on the same thing now .
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needhelp1111 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you give an example @Mertsj ?
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Mertsj Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1368219940512:dw
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