## rebecca1233 2 years ago Two right triangles are congruent. Find the value of x.

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@Mertsj

4. Mertsj

Well, if they are congruent, the corresponding sides have the same measure. So the hypotenuse of the first triangle is equal to the hypotenuse of the second triangle. Write and solve that equation.

5. rebecca1233

can u help me ?

6. rebecca1233

can u write that please and ill try and solve it and if i do it wrong u can help me ?

7. Mertsj

What is the hypotenuse of the first triangle?

8. rebecca1233

33?

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What is the hypotenuse of the second triangle?

11. rebecca1233

9x-15

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13. Mertsj

Write the equation that says the first hypotenuse is equal to the second hypotenuse.

14. rebecca1233

idk how.. can u hlep me write it ..

15. rebecca1233

33 = 9x-15?

16. Mertsj

Solve that equation.

17. rebecca1233

k tell me if im corrrect

18. Mertsj

What did you get?

19. rebecca1233

16/3

20. Mertsj

yep

21. rebecca1233

then what

22. rebecca1233

divide so i get 5.333333 so just say 5?

23. rebecca1233

?

24. rebecca1233

am i right

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