anonymous
  • anonymous
WILL GIVE MEDAL!!! What is the side length of b in the triangle shown below?
Mathematics
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Nnesha
  • Nnesha
one question at time please
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha oops sorry would the answer be 32?

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Nnesha
  • Nnesha
answer 32 ? where is the question ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
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Nnesha
  • Nnesha
is it a right triangle ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha yes
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
alright Pythagorean theorem \[\huge\rm a^2 +b^2 =c^2\] plug in values and solve for missing side remember c is the longest side of right triangle which is hypotenuse
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha so 15^2+b^2=17^2
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
yes right solve for b
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha so then 225+b^2=289
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
yep
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha then do I do 289-225?
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
yep
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha I got 64 but 64 isn't one of my answer options...
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
yep b^2 = 64 you need b
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha sorry what do I do next? I haven't done this in a while..
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
so you have to take square root both sides to cancel out square of b
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha oh ya so 8 ok thanks
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
:-) np
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Nnesha is there anyway you would help me with 2 more problems? I can give you two more medals

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