the hypotenus is 5. And the other sides are labeled "X"
My instructions are to find "X"
How do I do this?
Pythagorean theorem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
if hypotenuse(c) = 5 and the other sides are (a and b) x, then by pythagorean theorem:
$\displaystyle 5^2 = x^{2} +x^{2}$
or,
$\displaystyle 25 = 2x^{2}$
Can you find x now?