## richardlong369 3 years ago How would i find the missing side lengths of this triangle

1. chels1226

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

2. richardlong369

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3. Brittni0605

set up an equation

4. richardlong369

Its not pathagorean thorem?

5. Brittni0605

No because you have two unknown sides.

6. richardlong369

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

7. Brittni0605

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

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9. richardlong369

ok i get that

10. richardlong369

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

11. Brittni0605

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

12. richardlong369

k

13. Brittni0605

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14. richardlong369

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

15. Brittni0605

16. richardlong369

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

17. Brittni0605

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18. Brittni0605

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19. Brittni0605

is that the same as the decimal you got?

20. richardlong369

no

21. Brittni0605

Its what im getting as a decimal.