janessia
Determine whether line segment FG is tangent to circle E.
True or False



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@jim_thompson5910

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you need to see if angle EGF is a right angle
so you need to determine if triangle EGF is a right triangle

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how do we do that?

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hmmmm pathagorean therom?


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or wait no not tht im stupid sorry lol

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if you can show that 17^2 + 26^2 = 30^2 is true, then it is a right triangle

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oh u can use that?

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no it's correct


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it's really the converse, but who cares lol

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yayy hold on

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its not a right angle

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good because
17^2 + 26^2 = 30^2
turns into
965 = 900
which is FALSE

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so FG is NOT a tangent

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ayyyeeee!!! lol im gettin it! i wish u could have been here to help me through the rest of the geometry cuz i failed it lol

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well you're doing great now, so that's good

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hay im bout to post another question i need help with i think i know how to solve it but im not sure