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Cory!
How can special right triangles help me find side lengths?
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i think you are referring to the 2 triangles below: |dw:1358265360763:dw|
so for example if you are given the left side triangle with longest side = 10 and shortest = 5 you know that other side = 5 sqrt3
similarly can you find the hypotenuse in following triangle |dw:1358265730213:dw|
But how can they help me find side lengths specifically?
well an example is above what is the length of x?