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mattster9321
 3 years ago
If the area of the triangle is 36cm2, what is the length, in cm, of leg xy. i missed class and i cant figure it out
mattster9321
 3 years ago
If the area of the triangle is 36cm2, what is the length, in cm, of leg xy. i missed class and i cant figure it out

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PhoenixFire
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Leg xy is where? Can you draw a picture? What's the height of the triangle?

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it doesnt give me one i can try and draw one

PhoenixFire
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2\[A={1 \over 2}bh\] dw:1354695650945:dw

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1354695794159:dw

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thats what it gives me

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0XY is on the bottom by the way forgot to add all that

PhoenixFire
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1354695885781:dw

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no it is not. all it gives me is the area which is 36cm2

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i want to say its 12 but not sure

winterfez
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0since 36 is a perfect square.\[ \frac{ 1 }{ 2}(12)(6)=36cm^{2}\]

winterfez
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the base has to be 12

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thats what im thinking

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it gives me 5 different answers to pick from 6,9,12,18,24

PhoenixFire
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2No. \[(0.5)(24)(3)=36\]

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so your saying 24 would be the length of leg xy?

tamtoan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@winterfez, that's incorrect, since 72 = 36x2 = 9x8= 18x4 and so on.. , many possibilities , i think phoenixfire leads him on the right track, need more info on this to solve.

winterfez
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well for this question you need to know either the height or the base

PhoenixFire
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Could be a lot of different numbers. You're missing information.

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i can take a picture of the diagram on my cell and upload it for you guys to see the diagram given to me

winterfez
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{ 1 }{ 2}bh=36cm ^{2}\] I don't think you can find from this equation. Like PhoenixFire point out you need to know 1 more information for either base or height

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0give me a few i will upload a photo with everything given to me

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that is what they have given me to work with

PhoenixFire
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Leg XY is twice as long as YZ. That's the info we needed. Let b=XY and h=2b \[A={1 \over 2}2b^2=b^2\]\[\sqrt{36}=b=6\] Your leg XY=6 and YZ=12

tamtoan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1phoenixfire, you got the other way around :) XY is twice as long as YZ :)

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry bout that. my bad. this is my first time using this site. i thought i mentioned it. but thank you very much PhoenixFire, tamotan, and winterfez.

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the length of leg xy is 24?

PhoenixFire
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I see. b=2h h=YZ \[A={1 \over 2}2h^2=h^2\]\[h=\sqrt{36}=6\] \[b=2h=2(6)=12\] XY = 12

PhoenixFire
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2My bad for that mistake. haha, Thanks @tamtoan

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0alright so its 12 like i thought lol:) i was confused. normally im good at math. but missing class and then getting this confused me

tamtoan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1np phoenixfire :) i made mistakes all the time :) sometimes it's too easy that we are careless, anyway, good night all, bed time for me :)

mattster9321
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank you both for helping me. i did become fans and i think gave a medal? but thanks alot!!!
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