# Pythagoras Worded Problem Help

• Dec 1st 2009, 02:33 AM
user_5
Pythagoras Worded Problem Help
I have this question, but I do not understand the wording of it.
For part a, I have used pythagoras to find y

$(4y)^2=180^2+50^2$
$(4y)^2=34900$
$4y=186.8$
$y=46.7cm$

Therefore $y$ = 467mm

Can someone help me with part b?

Nevermind, I worked it out by picturing the bigger right-angled triangles.
• Dec 5th 2009, 09:34 AM
manhmanh17vn
this my way you rea]d and finish by youself.(Rofl)
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