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anonymous
 3 years ago
WXY is a right triangle.
A. True.
B. False.
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anonymous
 3 years ago
WXY is a right triangle. A. True. B. False. (Picture below.)

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LukeBlueFive
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1False, since the square of the hypotenuse is not equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. From the Pythagorean Theorem: \[34 ≠ 18 + 18 = 36\]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wait, false or true then?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0True, because it has a right angle. Like a 'L' shape.. It has 18 and 18 angles

LukeBlueFive
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The Pythagorean Theorem states that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Since this is not the case with this triangle, it must not be a right triangle, since the theorem holds for all right triangles.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wait? Yes it is.. o.o

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It is a right triangle! o.o

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh wait.. :3 NO it's not. :) Your are correct, my bad..

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Aaaaaah. Yep, t'was false. Thanks guys! (:

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah. I just scanned the photo and saw the right angle not a right triangle. :P

LukeBlueFive
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Taking the Pythagorean Theorem: \[hypoenuse^2 = 2 \times sides^2\] And our specific example: \[2 \times \sqrt{18}^2 = 2 \times 18 = 36\] This is not equal to \[\sqrt{34}^2 = 34\] Therefore, this is not a right triangle, it just greatly resembles one.
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