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Q: math ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: math
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: dwe-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 11 Aug 2002 17:32 PDT
Expires: 10 Sep 2002 17:32 PDT
Question ID: 53398
a right triangle with one leg 2.968" and the other leg 3.504, what
will the hypotenuse be?
Subject: Re: math
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 11 Aug 2002 17:54 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hey there,

The Pythagorean Theorem is a^2 + b^2 = c^2 (a squared + b squared = c
squared), which you can use to find out the sides of a right triangle.

To answer your question:
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
2.968*2.968 + 3.504*3.504 = c^2
8.809 + 12.278 = c^2
21.087 = c^2

Once you have c^2, to find c (which is the length of the hypotenuse)
you can find the root of it.
Therefore, c = 4.592

For more info you can visit:
Hamilton's Math to Build On: Right triangles
Relations and sizes - Right triangle facts


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dwe-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I've been out of school a long time and you guys opened my eyes. I'll
be back Thanks.

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