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bethjewell1996
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Can anyone on help me with this?! Find the lengths of the diagonals of this trapezoid.
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bethjewell1996 Group Title
Can anyone on help me with this?! Find the lengths of the diagonals of this trapezoid.
 one year ago
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just.chris Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sorry for the slow reply I may follow up with a sketch. But to solve for a diagonal make it a rectangle. Drop a line perpendicular to the x axis from point (b, c) then the length of one side of the rectangle is "a" (from the minus side) plus "b" from the positive side. The other side of the right angle is c. Then just apply the Pythagorean theorem to get the diagonal from (a, 0) to (b, c). Let me know if you need me to sketch it out.
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bethjewell1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This is where im really bad at math Im still lost
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just.chris Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'll try a drawing. Hang on.
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just.chris Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1355853842741:dw Let's find this diagonal.
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just.chris Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1355854027556:dw Is this enough? Now just apply the Pythagorean theorem using (a + b) as one side, c as the other and the diagonal as the hypotenuse.
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bethjewell1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Now I get it thank you :)
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just.chris Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You're welcome.
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