anonymous
  • anonymous
Just an answer please! One leg of a right triangle is 12, and the hypotenuse is 20. The length of the other leg is___
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@amistre64
anonymous
  • anonymous
C^2=a^2+b^2 . The pythagorean theorem. You know C. You know a. Find b.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Yep.
anonymous
  • anonymous
20^2 + 12^2 = Answer?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so 544 is the answer? @Dido525
anonymous
  • anonymous
No. In the Pythagorean theorem C is the hypotenuse and a, b are the legs of the triangle.
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[a^2 + b^2 = c^2\] с is the hypotenuse. Make sure that you plug in the numbers properly
anonymous
  • anonymous
So its 23 ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
No. Show us your work.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay 20^2 + 12^2 = 544 Squared root of 544 is 23.32
anonymous
  • anonymous
Careful! You plugged in the numbers wrong.
anonymous
  • anonymous
What? How?
anonymous
  • anonymous
The Hypotenuse is the c value. You accidiently said the hypotenuse is a.
anonymous
  • anonymous
The formula is c^2=a^2+b^2 . C is the hypotenuse. a is the leg of a triangle B is the other length
anonymous
  • anonymous
Leg sorry not length.
anonymous
  • anonymous
on my lesson it says a^2+b^2=c^2
anonymous
  • anonymous
Its the same thing written backwards :p .
anonymous
  • anonymous
I just chaged around where the terms are.
anonymous
  • anonymous
But it dosent matter. A^2+b^2=c^2
anonymous
  • anonymous
You know the c value which is the hypotenuse. You know the a value. You are trying to find b.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Do you understand?
anonymous
  • anonymous
then what the heck, you said C^2= blah blah right? So how did i plug it in wrong? 20^2 + 12^2 = 544
amistre64
  • amistre64
a=12, c=20, find b
amistre64
  • amistre64
12^2 + b^2 = 20^2
anonymous
  • anonymous
I didnt want to give it away :/ .
RadEn
  • RadEn
b^2 = 20^2 - 12^2 b^2 = (20+12)(20-12) solve for b
anonymous
  • anonymous
$$ a = \sqrt{20^2 - 12^2} = \sqrt{400 - 144} = \sqrt{256}= 16 $$
anonymous
  • anonymous
THANK YOU! :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
Dont give her the answer Sigh...
anonymous
  • anonymous
@mikelo40 it's better to solve problem yourself then to just copy answers from here or book, take your notes from the class, consult your teacher for problems with understanding, math is realy fun when you get it! good luck :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks for that at least.

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