A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

WILL GIVE MEDAL!!! What is the side length of b in the triangle shown below?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    one question at time please

  2. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    a*

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha oops sorry would the answer be 32?

  4. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    answer 32 ? where is the question ?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    |dw:1434054082020:dw|

  6. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    is it a right triangle ?

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha yes

  8. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    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

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha so 15^2+b^2=17^2

  10. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    yes right solve for b

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha so then 225+b^2=289

  12. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    yep

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha then do I do 289-225?

  14. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    yep

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha I got 64 but 64 isn't one of my answer options...

  16. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    yep b^2 = 64 you need b

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha sorry what do I do next? I haven't done this in a while..

  18. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    so you have to take square root both sides to cancel out square of b

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha oh ya so 8 ok thanks

  20. Nnesha
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    :-) np

  21. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Nnesha is there anyway you would help me with 2 more problems? I can give you two more medals

  22. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.