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LoveToDance22
 3 years ago
Annie made a platform for a stage. The platform has to be in the shape of a right triangle so that it fits in the center of the rectangular stage. In the picture shown below, the rectangle shape represents the stage and the shaded triangle represents the platform.
LoveToDance22
 3 years ago
Annie made a platform for a stage. The platform has to be in the shape of a right triangle so that it fits in the center of the rectangular stage. In the picture shown below, the rectangle shape represents the stage and the shaded triangle represents the platform.

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LoveToDance22
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1She said the length of the platform should be greater than 25 inches. Is Annie correct?

jim_thompson5910
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you know the pythagorean theorem?

LoveToDance22
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yeah, a^2+b^2=c^2

jim_thompson5910
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1in this case, a = 45, b = x and c = 51 so a^2 + b^2 = c^2 45^2 + x^2 = 51^2 Solve for x to find the length of b (the missing side length of the triangle)
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