## richardlong369 2 years ago Geometry question need help

1. richardlong369

HERE IS THE PROBLEM

2. Chris9k

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.

3. TheViper

$a^2+b^2=c^2$ by pythagoras theorem

4. richardlong369

So what does x =

5. TheViper

Therefore,$x^2+x^2=52mm$

6. TheViper

now,$2x^2=52mm$

7. TheViper

now,$x^2=52/2$ i.e.,$x^2=26$ therefore,$x=\sqrt{26}$

8. TheViper

Is that clear? :)

9. richardlong369

yes very much thanks

10. TheViper

You are welcome:)

11. TheViper

Nice question:)