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What are the values of a and b? Please Explain, Figure is below.



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telltoamit
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use pythagoras theorem

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I'm sorry but I don't get it.

telltoamit
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what dont u get

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Can you pls explain the Pythagorean theorem

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the side makin an angle of 90, in this case a and 2
the sum of their squares equals square of the other side

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Oh ok so the triangle next to 2 and a are equal?

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sorry??

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2 and a are equal? does that mean 32 and b are too?

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Use Pythagorus 3 times to get 3 equations in 3 unknowns, solve.

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How do i do that?

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2 and a are NOT equal

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oh ok

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I just explained what u have to do....

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ok

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\[a^{2} + 2^{2} = b^{2}\]

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oh ok that clears it

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cool

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thanks

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yw