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  • one year ago

Find the length of the hypotenuse in the right triangle. 39in 52in. Please help me figure out how to do this problem.

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  1. anonymous
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    @butterflydreamer @GIL.ojei

  2. butterflydreamer
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    you want to use pythagoras' theorem...

  3. anonymous
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    How would I use that?

  4. butterflydreamer
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    do you know the formula? :)

  5. anonymous
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    No, but every time I try and look something like that up; I end up needing it explained anyway. Could you give me how to do it in retard form?

  6. butterflydreamer
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    sureee... So basic pythagoras' rule is |dw:1440764577440:dw|

  7. butterflydreamer
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    so if we're given that the sides are 39in and 52in then we have this triangle: |dw:1440764771740:dw|

  8. butterflydreamer
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    sooo what does 39^2 + 52^2 = ?

  9. anonymous
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    What I got was 4225, but that answer is not in any of my multiple choice options for the problem.

  10. butterflydreamer
    • one year ago
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    LOL yes, because that's our value for x^2 not "x". see how in the diagram i wrote: "x^2 = 39^2 + 52^2" x^2 = 4225 To find "x", you want to SQUARE ROOT 4225.

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh ok; see what did I tell you? I'm math retarded lol.

  12. butterflydreamer
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    haha it's okay :)! did you get it?

  13. anonymous
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    Yes I got 65in.

  14. butterflydreamer
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    excellent! :D

  15. anonymous
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    Thank you so much!

  16. butterflydreamer
    • one year ago
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    no problem :)

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