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## chaseep 2 years ago what is the length of leg S of the triangle below (can someone please solve this)

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1. chaseep

2. Decart

$a ^{2}+b ^{2}=c ^{2}$

3. radar

Use the pythagorean formula which states the sum of each side squared is equal to the square of the hypotenuse. Do you know which side is the hypotenuse?

4. chaseep

no i dont :( nidnt know how to solve it

5. radar

The longest side is the hypotenuse, it is also the side that is opposite the right (90 degree) angle.

6. radar

In your triangle it is the one that is given a measure of $\sqrt{18}$

7. radar

Do you want to solve this problem?

8. chaseep

okay !

9. radar

What is the hypotenuse squared? In other words what is:$\sqrt{18}\sqrt{18}$

10. radar

Next square the side that is given (3). that is what is 3*3 ? That would be 9.

11. radar

Waiting for the $\sqrt{18}\sqrt{18}= ????$

12. radar

$\sqrt{18-9}=\sqrt{9}=3$ A A A A A

13. chaseep

okay so now that you solved tht one i can hopefully do the rest becuase now i have an example to go off of thank you

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