## Emily778 Group Title Find the length of the missing side. The triangle is not drawn to scale. (1 point) 23 8 4 64 one year ago one year ago

1. Emily778 Group Title

2. jim_thompson5910 Group Title

a^2 + b^2 = c^2 x^2 + 15^2 = 17^2 solve for x

3. Emily778 Group Title

Wouldn't the "^2" for the X and the 15 multiply?

4. jim_thompson5910 Group Title

no they are separate

5. jim_thompson5910 Group Title

so you'll have x^2 + 225 = 289 after you square the 15 and the 17

6. Emily778 Group Title

oh.

7. Emily778 Group Title

what do I do with the square root?

8. jim_thompson5910 Group Title

how would you move that 225 over?

9. Emily778 Group Title

square root that instead of the x?

10. jim_thompson5910 Group Title

don't worry about the x for now, how would you move that 225 over to the right side?

11. jim_thompson5910 Group Title

any ideas?

12. johnweldon1993 Group Title

as @jim_thompson5910 has said...you have x^2 + 225 = 289 if we want to isolate x²...and get it all by itself on thaat left side....how would we move the 225 to the right side of the = sign?

13. Emily778 Group Title

@jim_thompson5910 I'm back. Can you help? :)