richardlong369
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HERE IS THE PROBLEM
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You just need to use Pythagorean theorem.
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
a and b are sides of the triangle and c is the hypotenuse.
since your two sides are the same it becomes
x^2 + x^2 = 52^2
Now solve for x.
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\[a^2+b^2=c^2\] by pythagoras theorem
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So what does x =
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Therefore,\[x^2+x^2=52mm\]
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now,\[2x^2=52mm\]
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now,\[x^2=52/2\]
i.e.,\[x^2=26\]
therefore,\[x=\sqrt{26}\]
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Is that clear? :)
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yes very much thanks
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You are welcome:)
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Nice question:)