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arlira
 2 years ago
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.
arlira
 2 years ago
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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hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0at which step are u confused ?

Aditi_Singh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Shorter leg = x longer leg = x+7 hypotenuse = x+7+1 = x+8 Do you know how to proceed now ?

arlira
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no I don't knowhow to continue

arlira
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hartnn i dont know how to figure out what belongs to what leg

hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0did u get @Aditi_Singh 's explanation ?

elisichi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'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: \[x^2 8x+48=0\]

Aditi_Singh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Almost Correct , but x^2 + (x+7)^2 = (x+8)^2 Apply Pythagoras theorem!

elisichi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Wait no.. my answer makes sense. Doesnt it? \[x^2+(x−7)^2=(x+1)^2 \] \[= x^2+x^27x+49=x^2 + x+1 \] \[x^28x+48=0 \]

Aditi_Singh
 2 years ago
Best 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 ..

elisichi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Im taking x as the longer leg, not the shorter one

Aditi_Singh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Okay, 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

elisichi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Woohoo ;) High five for being right :D
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