## kimyarrs 2 years ago Find the lengths of the diagonals of this trapezoid.

1. kimyarrs

2. NotTim

You're just suppose to give an expression?

3. kimyarrs

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

4. NotTim

That's a problem in itself...

5. NotTim

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

6. kimyarrs

From the top corner to the opposite bottom corner.

7. AravindG

just use distance formula !!

8. NotTim

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

9. kimyarrs

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

10. NotTim

slope=m=|dw:1357718703164:dw|

11. kimyarrs

how do i plug the problem into that format?

12. NotTim

(x,y)

13. kimyarrs

..do you mind just answering it for me?

14. NotTim

15. kimyarrs

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

16. NotTim

afraid of giving the wrong answer I am

17. NotTim

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

18. kimyarrs

Oh okay, awesome! Thanks for helping.

19. NotTim

ay

20. mathstudent55

|dw:1357795238155:dw|

21. mathstudent55

22. NotTim

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

23. mathstudent55

How does a slope show length?

24. NotTim

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