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Find the length of the missing side.
The triangle is not drawn to scale. (1 point)
23
8
4
64
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Find the length of the missing side. The triangle is not drawn to scale. (1 point) 23 8 4 64
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
a^2 + b^2 = c^2 x^2 + 15^2 = 17^2 solve for x
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Emily778Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Wouldn't the "^2" for the X and the 15 multiply?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no they are separate
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so you'll have x^2 + 225 = 289 after you square the 15 and the 17
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Emily778Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what do I do with the square root?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how would you move that 225 over?
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Emily778Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
square root that instead of the x?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
don't worry about the x for now, how would you move that 225 over to the right side?
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johnweldon1993Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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?
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Emily778Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@jim_thompson5910 I'm back. Can you help? :)
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