imilee
What is the perimeter of the following polygon?
50 units
48 units
47 units
46 units



This Question is Closed

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
have you tried adding all the sides?
perimeter means sum of all sides..

imilee
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
dw:1339668880511:dw if 16 is the base that means the two smaller lines are 8 each

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
dw:1339668933137:dw

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
now use pythagorean theorem to find x
\[x = \sqrt{15^2 + 8^2}\]
\[x = \sqrt{225 + 64}\]
do you have a calculator? i dont

imilee
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
no i dont im sorry

waterineyes
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
x = 17..

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
it seems \[x = \sqrt{289}\]
\[x = 17\] i remembered lol

waterineyes
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
Perimeter is : 50

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
dw:1339669078571:dw now add 17 + 17 + 16

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
are you sure about that @waterineyes ? why don't you back your answers up /:)

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
do you get the solution @imilee ?

imilee
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
No, i have no clue how to

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
how to what? how to add 17 + 17 + 16?

waterineyes
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
Sorry, lgbasallote what do you mean by why you back your answers up??

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
i meant don't just give answers...back them up with solutions ;)

waterineyes
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
You are giving the solutions, so I thought I can give answers so that it becomes easy for the person who has asked the question..

imilee
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
SO the answer is 50...... ok all you guys had to say is what i needed to doooo..... 17+17+16. Thank for helping you two :)

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
for future note i think it's best if the askers get the answers by themselves ;) answers usually distract them from the solution

lgbasallote
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
2
@imilee how 17 was got is pretty important too ;)

waterineyes
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
ok i will take care of it...