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ILoveComputers1
 one year ago
a=x, b=x, c=50 solve for x (hint: this is an isosceles triangle)
ILoveComputers1
 one year ago
a=x, b=x, c=50 solve for x (hint: this is an isosceles triangle)

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is 50 supposed to be one of the angles?

ILoveComputers1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1They give me a triangle, and it's showing the pythagorean theorem. So it is finding the sides not angles.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1439787827242:dw Like this?

ILoveComputers1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes just like that. dw:1439787916367:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well then just us Pythagrian theorem

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x^2 + x^2 = 50^2 solve for x

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1start by the definition of isosceles that two sides of the triangle have equal length. if that is our unknown, then the third side would be 50

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1439788089504:dw

ILoveComputers1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So then I would get 2x^2= 50^2 x^2=25^2 x=25

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1439788184602:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1439788232741:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we utilize a few algebraic acrobat using a few formulas like the pythagorean theorem but we must recognize that there is now a fourth side and perhaps we can use simpler formula to solve for x

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1one of these suggestion is to bisect the side with length 50 instead of x and it may be easier to work with, because of known facts that come with it dw:1439788720560:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Let me redraw dw:1439788819981:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we are following the constraints or clue that our triangle is an isosceles so we will use isosceles right triangle :D

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\(\large \sqrt{a^2 + b^2 } =c \rightarrow \sqrt{x^2 + x^2} = c = \sqrt{2x^2} \) \(\large \sqrt{2x^2}= 50 \) the rest of the solutions are easy to work with
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