Please help me work through the below problem, thanks in advance!
The perimeter of a certain isosceles right triangle is 16+16√2. What is the hypotenuse of the triangle?
first draw the triangle. If the hypotenuse is "b" and the 2 other equal sides are "a" then the perimeter is:
You know the angles of an isosceles right triangle, there are 2 45 degree angles and one angle
So the sine of pi over 4 is solve this for "a" and plug that into the original equation for the perimeter and use algebra to solve for "b".