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last question What is the value of x? Round your answer to the nearest tenth if necessary. http://static.k12.com/calms_media/media/1577500_1578000/1577938/1/c840947ced6d410d5858579e26880ce72f28d4db/MS_IMC-150120-130106.jpg

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  1. anonymous
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    @Whitemonsterbunny17 @Compassionate @KyanTheDoodle

  2. Godlovesme
    • one year ago
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    use the Pythagorean theorem \[a^2 + b^2 = c^2\]

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so 6^2 + 17^2=c^2

  4. Godlovesme
    • one year ago
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    no 17 is the c because it's the hypotenuse so it would be \[6^2 + x^2 = 17^2\]

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok

  6. anonymous
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    and 6^2 is 36 right

  7. Godlovesme
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    yes :)

  8. anonymous
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    and 17^2 is 289

  9. anonymous
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    36+x^2=289

  10. Godlovesme
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    you're doing great! :)

  11. anonymous
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    this is the part when i dont know what to do now

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    would i subtract 36 from 289

  13. Godlovesme
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    ok now subtract 36 from both sides

  14. anonymous
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    36-36+x^2=289-36

  15. anonymous
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    x^2=253

  16. Godlovesme
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    good job! now take the square root of 253

  17. anonymous
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    15.90

  18. Godlovesme
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    yep! c:

  19. anonymous
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    thank you

  20. Godlovesme
    • one year ago
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    anytime :)

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