anonymous
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Jorge wants to build a support in the shape of a right triangle. He has one 9-foot board and one 4-foot board. What are the two possible lengths he needs for the third board? Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
pythagoras?
anonymous
  • anonymous
8.06?
anonymous
  • anonymous
what?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
|dw:1332834667204:dw| ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I see... so the drawing above is the first scenario... the other scenario is...
anonymous
  • anonymous
|dw:1332835265643:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
So yeah, Pythagorean Theorem First scenario: \[a^2+b^2=c^2\]\[4^2+b^2=9^2\]Solve for b. Second scenario: \[a^2+b^2=c^2\]\[4^2+9^2=c^2\]Solve for c.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Would you like me to explain further, or have you got it from here?
anonymous
  • anonymous
that's wut i intially thought idk if its right or not
anonymous
  • anonymous
That's the only other way it could work. With lengths of 4 and 9, we know 4 could never be the hypotenuse.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yea
anonymous
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Although it looks as though abie may have left...
anonymous
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agreed

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