hi,

i need to solve x^2-18x+53=0 to find length of hypotenuse. i am unsure how to do this so some help would be greatly appreciated!

would i do quadratic equation on it??

thanks

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- Apr 6th 2011, 07:37 AMandyboy179find hypotenuse
hi,

i need to solve x^2-18x+53=0 to find length of hypotenuse. i am unsure how to do this so some help would be greatly appreciated!

would i do quadratic equation on it??

thanks - Apr 6th 2011, 08:24 AMearboth
- Apr 6th 2011, 08:27 AMandyboy179
i can do that but i will give me two different answers for x however i only need one what do i do with both the answers?

- Apr 6th 2011, 08:28 AMTheChaz
Choose the positive answer, since the side length of a triangle can't be negative (up to obscure fields of study :) )

- Apr 6th 2011, 08:34 AMearboth