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ihatealgebrasomuch

  • 3 years ago

Can someone please help me solve for x? **will draw the triangle**

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  1. ihatealgebrasomuch
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1353973213886:dw|

  2. geoffb
    • 3 years ago
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    \(a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}\)

  3. anonymous
    • 3 years ago
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    \(2^2+(x+3)^2=(3x+5)^2\)

  4. geoffb
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1353973382413:dw|

  5. ihatealgebrasomuch
    • 3 years ago
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    @geoffb i know, but there is a certain way to do it when solving for x that i didnt learn due to absence. can someone please show me the way to find x?

  6. hba
    • 3 years ago
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    (Use Pythagoras Theorem) |dw:1353973381648:dw|

  7. hba
    • 3 years ago
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    @ihatealgebrasomuch Got it ?

  8. hba
    • 3 years ago
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    H is the hypotenuse B is the base and P is the Perpendicular

  9. ihatealgebrasomuch
    • 3 years ago
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    i know the pythagorean theorem, but i dont understand how to solve this problem. i tried but the answer i got was completely wrong from the teachers @hba

  10. geoffb
    • 3 years ago
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    @satellite73 gave you the formula. @hba, I think you mislabelled.

  11. ihatealgebrasomuch
    • 3 years ago
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    i know, that you'd get 4+(x+3)^2 = (3x+5)^2 i did the math and got something like √3/2 , but the answer is x = -(3/2) + (√3/2) and i dont understand why

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