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Can someone help me set this problem up i'm having a hard time In a right triangle, the hypotenuse is 1 inch longer than twice the shortest side. The third side is 7 inches longer than the shortest side. Find the length of each side.

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  1. Jaynator495
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  2. jim_thompson5910
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    x = shortest side `the hypotenuse is 1 inch longer than twice the shortest side` so we know the hypotenuse is 2x+1 inches long `The third side is 7 inches longer than the shortest side` which means the third side is x+7 inches long you should have something like this drawing |dw:1443218997010:dw|

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    agreed so far @Sooch ?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @jim_thompson5910 Yes, I was getting the sides confused. so now i plug them into the a^2+b^2+c^2=0 formula?

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    a^2 + b^2 = c^2 actually

  6. jim_thompson5910
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    |dw:1443219381373:dw|

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @jim_thompson5910 Got it! thank you so much

  8. jim_thompson5910
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    no problem

  9. Jaynator495
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