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Operations with Radical Questions: What is the side length b if the hypotenuse is 13 and the leg is 12?

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  1. BillyBobJoe
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    Halp

  2. qweqwe123123123123111
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    sqrt( 13^2 - 12^2 )

  3. BillyBobJoe
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    Could you explain further? The possible answers are: A. 1 B. 17.7 C. 5 D. 1

  4. BillyBobJoe
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    I know how to use the Pythagorean Theorem (A^2 + B^2 = C^2), but I don't know how to get a leg's distance based off of the hypotenuse and another leg.

  5. qweqwe123123123123111
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    Well, what's 13^2? And what's 12^2? And what's the difference between them?

  6. qweqwe123123123123111
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    If the hypotenuse^2 = side1^2 + side2^2, then side2^2 would be hypotenuse^2 - side1^2

  7. BillyBobJoe
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    13^2 = 169 12^2 = 144 Would the answer be 25?

  8. BillyBobJoe
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    I know that isn't in the options. That's what I got.

  9. qweqwe123123123123111
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    Close... 25 is the answer squared. What we're after is the square root of 25, and THAT will be your answer! :-)

  10. BillyBobJoe
    • 3 years ago
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    Thank you! I understand the process now.

  11. BillyBobJoe
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    Square root of 25 is 5. Heheh.

  12. qweqwe123123123123111
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    Excellent!! Glad I could help! And thank you! :-)

  13. BillyBobJoe
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    No thank you, good sir. Have a fantastic day.

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