meganemma1995
given right triangle ABC, with right angle at C. If a=5 and b=12 use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve for C.



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jim_thompson5910
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I think you meant to say c instead of C
C is 90 degrees, which is given

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a^2 + b^2 = c^2
5^2 + 12^2 = c^2
25 + 144 = c^2
169 = c^2
c^2 = 169
c = ???

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so would it be 11, 13, 84.5, or 119?

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the square root of 169 is ____

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13!


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thanks! i'll give you a medal :)

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c^2 = 169
c = sqrt(169)
c = 13
