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theopenstudyowl

  • one year ago

Show that the triangle with vertices a(0 2) b(-3 -1) and c(-4 3) is isosceles. Thanks!

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  1. freckles
    • one year ago
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    use distance formula if you can 2 sides that have the same length then you have shown it is isosceles

  2. freckles
    • one year ago
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    find the distance between (0,2) and (-3,-1) find the distance between (-3,-1) and (-4,3) find the distance between (0,2) and (-4,3) see if you have 2 of the 3 distances are the same

  3. theopenstudyowl
    • one year ago
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    if I do, does that prove that it is an isosceles triangle?

  4. freckles
    • one year ago
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    yes again if you can show 2 sides have the same length then you have shown it is isosceles .

  5. theopenstudyowl
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    ok awesome thanks!

  6. freckles
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    np :)

  7. freckles
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    @theopenstudyowl did you get through this?

  8. freckles
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    are you stuck anywhere?

  9. theopenstudyowl
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    yah, sqrt17 on two of the sides proves that it is an isosceles, thanks for the help too btw!

  10. freckles
    • one year ago
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    sounds great I got sqrt(17) for the last two segments I mentioned

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