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Use the formulas a = x^2 – y^2, b = 2xy, c = x^2 + y^2 to answer this question. One leg of a right triangle has length 11 and all sides are whole numbers. Find the lengths of the other two sides. The other leg= And the hypotenuse=

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @dan815 @Preetha @Australopithecus

  2. NotTim
    • one year ago
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    are each length a particular variable?

  3. anonymous
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    your seeing everything i see... sadly

  4. Er.Mohd.AMIR
    • one year ago
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    here x2+y2 is must be hypotenuse and other two are legs and x2-y2=11 since if 2xy=11 not satisfy because side are in whole number

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so what is the missing leg and the hypotenuse?

  6. anonymous
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    so 121 is hypotenuse? and what is the other leg?

  7. Er.Mohd.AMIR
    • one year ago
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    (x2+y2)2=(x2-y2)2+(2xy)2 use Pythagoras theorem put x2-y2=11 gives x4+y4=121+2x2y2

  8. Er.Mohd.AMIR
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    find the triplet in which 11 is come like 3,4,5 make right triangle

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i already looked for it, and couldnt find a triplet for the number 11

  10. NotTim
    • one year ago
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    uh. is it closed now.

  11. Er.Mohd.AMIR
    • one year ago
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    with 11 a side right triangle is not possible with whole numbers of sides may be Q is misprinted or something else.

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