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 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: ```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 (http://mathforum.org/~sarah/hamilton/ham.rttriangles.html) Relations and sizes - Right triangle facts (http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L4GL.html) Deadlychiapet-ga Search terms used: Pythagorian Theorem right triangle forumla```
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