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ihatealgebrasomuch
Can someone please help me solve for x? **will draw the triangle**
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\(a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}\)
\(2^2+(x+3)^2=(3x+5)^2\)
@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?
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@ihatealgebrasomuch Got it ?
H is the hypotenuse B is the base and P is the Perpendicular
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
@satellite73 gave you the formula. @hba, I think you mislabelled.
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