Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
Can anyone on help me with this?! Find the lengths of the diagonals of this trapezoid.
 one year ago
 one year ago
Can anyone on help me with this?! Find the lengths of the diagonals of this trapezoid.
 one year ago
 one year ago

This Question is Closed

just.chrisBest 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.
 one year ago

bethjewell1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This is where im really bad at math Im still lost
 one year ago

just.chrisBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'll try a drawing. Hang on.
 one year ago

just.chrisBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1355853842741:dw Let's find this diagonal.
 one year ago

just.chrisBest 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.
 one year ago

bethjewell1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Now I get it thank you :)
 one year ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.