richardlong369
How would i find the missing side lengths of this triangle



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chels1226
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the first 2 sides of the triangle have to be greater than the third, when you add them together

richardlong369
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dw:1352937085768:dw

Brittni0605
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set up an equation

richardlong369
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Its not pathagorean thorem?

Brittni0605
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No because you have two unknown sides.

richardlong369
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So how would you find two unknown side lengths that are radicals ?

Brittni0605
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pythagorean theorem for this problem would look like: dw:1352937549063:dw

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This doesnt help you find the side lengths.

richardlong369
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ok i get that

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so how would you set up an equation to solve for the unknown side lengths

Brittni0605
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so since you know the degrees of your triangle you can set up an equation. I'll show u.

richardlong369
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k

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dw:1352937702279:dw

richardlong369
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i calculated it and it just gives me deciamls which i believe the answers come out to be radicals

Brittni0605
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They are radicals, your calc is giving equivalent decimals

richardlong369
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so how could i make them into radicals from decimal form?

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dw:1352938216737:dw

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dw:1352938297593:dw

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is that the same as the decimal you got?

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no

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Its what im getting as a decimal.