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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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 one year 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.
 one year ago
 one year ago

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LoveToDance22Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
She said the length of the platform should be greater than 25 inches. Is Annie correct?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you know the pythagorean theorem?
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LoveToDance22Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yeah, a^2+b^2=c^2
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
in 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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