A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 one year ago
A right triangle has a 24cm perimeter, and its hypotenuse is twice as long as it's shortest leg. To the nearest tenth of an inch. find the length of all three sides.
anonymous
 one year ago
A right triangle has a 24cm perimeter, and its hypotenuse is twice as long as it's shortest leg. To the nearest tenth of an inch. find the length of all three sides.

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1441158039904:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now we need the third side which we can fine by pythagoras

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0isn't it a 30 60 90 triangle?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i'm just confused how to find the lengths i wrote out an equation but it's confusing me

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the length of the long let is the length of the short leg times \(\sqrt{3}\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1441158247268:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you have \[x+2x+\sqrt{3}x=24\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok you are ahead of me

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[3x+\sqrt{3}x=24\] good

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now the question is, how do you solve for \(x\) right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah that's what i'm confused on

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0don't you multiply by one in the form of root three over root three?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0suppose \(\sqrt{3}=1.7\) and you had \(3x+1.7x=24\) what would you do?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.04.7x = 24, then you'd divide

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right and you got \(4.7\) by taking \(3+1.7\) you do the same thing here

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[(3+\sqrt{3})x=24\] then divide

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, how would i solve if i needed to keep everything in simple radical form ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it does but usually the teacher wants it in the other form

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=24%2F%283%2Bsqrt%283%29%29

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you can rationalize the denominator if you like

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, i think i get it. thank you
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
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
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 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.