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anonymous
 4 years ago
steps to solve for x
anonymous
 4 years ago
steps to solve for x

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1351740959275:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a^2 + b^2 = c^2 where c is the length of the hypotenuse.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what do i put for a and b

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you know what a hypotenuse is?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, that's right. Of the two remaining sides, it doesn't matter which one you call "a" or "b", just as long as neither is the hypotenuse because the hypotenuse is "c", or in your diagram, "x". So, you could change the formula to a^2 + b^2 = x^2 because it is understood that that is x. Once you add together the squares of "a" and "b", you THEN take the square root to get x.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you please show me so i can use it as an example

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, but you will fill in the "a" and the "b". You are looking for steps as indicated in your problem. x^2 = a^2 + b^2, so x = sqrt(a^2 + b^2). As for actual steps: 1) square "a" and "b" separately, 2) add the resulting values to get one number, 3) take the square root of that number and then you have "x".

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i don't understand like that i need this as an examlpe

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What's "a" and what's "b"? They are in your diagram.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good. So, x^2 = a^2 + b^2 becomes x^2 = 7^2 + 32^2. Now, square 7 and 32 separately and get two numbers, one for each. Add them to get one number. Take square root of that one number and you get "x".

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i got 6.2 which i dont think is right

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Your post came before I posted, so first go back to my last post.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's 1073, not 1075, but you were close. 1073 is x^2, so you take the square root of 1073 to get x.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1351732095243:dwIs your diagram supposed to look like this?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no the 32 is a degree

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0use sin sin(32) = 7/x

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That changes everything. sin 32 = 7/x. x = 7 / sin 32.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0whats the final answeR?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0just gave it. look for the "x ="

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thats not a answer choice

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then do the sin 32 and use the number

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I did the sine and found that the answer is one that is listed.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you determine sin 32?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That was for the student to get the answer, surdawi.
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