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Help me PLEASE I'm confused!!!
The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 1cm longer than the longer leg. The shorter leg is 7cm shorter than the longer leg. Find the length of the longer leg of the right triangle.Label each side of the triangle. Then substitute into Pythagorean Theorem.
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Help me PLEASE I'm confused!!! The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 1cm longer than the longer leg. The shorter leg is 7cm shorter than the longer leg. Find the length of the longer leg of the right triangle.Label each side of the triangle. Then substitute into Pythagorean Theorem.
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
at which step are u confused ?
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Aditi_SinghBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Shorter leg = x longer leg = x+7 hypotenuse = x+7+1 = x+8 Do you know how to proceed now ?
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arliraBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no I don't knowhow to continue
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arliraBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hartnn i dont know how to figure out what belongs to what leg
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
did u get @Aditi_Singh 's explanation ?
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elisichiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I'm guessing that x is the length of the longer leg, and that this can be written as: \[X^2+ (X7)^2 = X+1 \] Then, you can solve from there by expanding brackets and you get a quadratic equation: \[x^2 8x+48=0\]
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Aditi_SinghBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Almost Correct , but x^2 + (x+7)^2 = (x+8)^2 Apply Pythagoras theorem!
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elisichiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Wait no.. my answer makes sense. Doesnt it? \[x^2+(x−7)^2=(x+1)^2 \] \[= x^2+x^27x+49=x^2 + x+1 \] \[x^28x+48=0 \]
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Aditi_SinghBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
: , ofcourse it does makes sense. But here, your hypotenuse isn't (x+1) , it is x+8 ..
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elisichiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Im taking x as the longer leg, not the shorter one
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Aditi_SinghBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Okay, then the longer leg would be x , shorter length would be x7, and hyp would be x+1 .. Well done buddy :D , you were absolutely correct :D
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elisichiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Woohoo ;) High five for being right :D
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