anonymous
  • anonymous
The ratio of the legs of a right triangle is 5 to 12. If the hypotenuse is 39, what is the area?
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ash2326
  • ash2326
@Elak Do you know Pythagoras?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
ash2326
  • ash2326
Let's assume one leg as x then other will be 12x/5 Do you agree?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
:)) ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
but why?
ash2326
  • ash2326
Let the other be y \[\frac x y= \frac 5 {12}\] Find y from this
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok Y=5/12x :)
ash2326
  • ash2326
Now use the pythagoras to find x, Can you do that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok sorry , 12x=5y y=12x/5 :)
ash2326
  • ash2326
oops :( I had missed that
ash2326
  • ash2326
Could you find x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
x^2+ (12x/5)^2= 39 isit right??? :((
ash2326
  • ash2326
39^2
ash2326
  • ash2326
@Elak Did you find x? it's easy
anonymous
  • anonymous
x=15 ???
ash2326
  • ash2326
Yes, I think you can find the area now?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes, yhank you very muuuch :)))
ash2326
  • ash2326
you did everything :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
but you help me, to think right ;)

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