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    If the adjacent side of a right angled triangle is 5√3 and the opposite side is 8.8 what is the length of the third side (ie the hypotenuse)


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    Quote Originally Posted by gracey View Post
    If the adjacent side of a right angled triangle is 5√3 and the opposite side is 8.8 what is the length of the third side (ie the hypotenuse)


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    Use the Pythagorean Theorem: a^2+b^2=c^2 where c is the hypotenuse.
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    so 5√3 + 8.8 = c

    then what ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracey View Post
    so 5√3 + 8.8 = c

    then what ?
    5\sqrt{3}^2 + 8.8^2 = c^2

    75 + 77.44 = c^2

    \sqrt{75 + 77.44} = c

    c = 12.347
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