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    1. Find the hypotenuse of a right triangle with sides 5 inches and 10 inches.

    2. If one side of a right triangle is 12 and it's hypotenuse
    is 13, what is the length of the other side?

    3. One eighth of the square root of 7 less than a number is 2. What is the number?

    Please help me to figure this out. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticprincess View Post
    1. Find the hypotenuse of a right triangle with sides 5 inches and 10 inches.
    Hello,

    use Pythagorean theorem: a + b = c with c as hypotenuse:

    5 + 10 = 125 = c ==> c = 5 sqrt(5)

    Quote Originally Posted by poeticprincess View Post
    2. If one side of a right triangle is 12 and it's hypotenuse
    is 13, what is the length of the other side?
    Same method as above:

    13 = 12 + b ==> b = 169 - 144 = 25 ==> b = 5

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    3. One eighth of the square root of 7 less than a number is 2. What is the number?

    Please help me to figure this out. Thanks.
    x is the number you are looking for:

    (1/8) sqrt(7) - x = 2 ==> x = (1/8)sqrt(7) - 2 ≈ -1.66928...
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    Thanks a lot earboth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticprincess View Post
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    thanks for the advice
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