kimyarrs
Find the lengths of the diagonals of this trapezoid.



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kimyarrs
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NotTim
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You're just suppose to give an expression?

kimyarrs
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I'm not really sure. It doesn't explain what it is I need to give.

NotTim
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That's a problem in itself...

NotTim
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is "diagonals" the lines that connect one corner of the trapezoid to the opposing corner?

kimyarrs
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From the top corner to the opposite bottom corner.

AravindG
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just use distance formula !!

NotTim
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Or, if distance doesn't work out...Slope(m)? Same thing really

kimyarrs
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Problem is, I have no idea what either of those things are.

NotTim
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slope=m=dw:1357718703164:dw

kimyarrs
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how do i plug the problem into that format?

NotTim
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(x,y)

kimyarrs
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..do you mind just answering it for me?

NotTim
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answer what

kimyarrs
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the question. like, the lengths of the diagonals? but only if you know how.

NotTim
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afraid of giving the wrong answer I am

NotTim
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anyways, look up slope formula. that might fit the bill. i've got work on my side...but if you have questions, holler

kimyarrs
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Oh okay, awesome! Thanks for helping.

NotTim
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ay

mathstudent55
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dw:1357795238155:dw

mathstudent55
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Slope will not help you here.

NotTim
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Really? the diagram allows for both i think...

mathstudent55
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How does a slope show length?

NotTim
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oooh.derr. just realized. holy ggeez. slope wouldnt work.