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 Question 173712: Janice bought a 13 foot inflatable snowman to display in her yard during the holidays. She bought a 22 foot rope to anchor to the top of the snowman. How far away from the base of the snowman should she stake the other end of the rope so the snowman doesn't lean? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 174131: Area of a sail: The area in square meters for a triangular square sail is given by A(x)=x^2+5x+6. Find A(5) If the height of the sail is x+3 meters, then what is the length of the base of the sail? I plugged in 5 in the x variables. A(5)= 5^2 + 5(5) +6 which will equal A(5)=56 Thus, the answer that I got was 11.2 meters. The second question is where I think I am off track. Starting with a^2+b^2=c^2 Do I plug in the 5? I was orignially using the 5 as the hypotenuse. My answers are coming out crazy. I have worked this problem for 2 hours now. I am ready to throw my computer. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 174158: One side of a rectangular stage is 2 meters longe than the other. If the diagonal is 10 meters, then what are the lengths of the sides? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 174426: c=x+8 b=x a=x+7 find x i tried everything i could..i cudnt find any solutions and it drove me crazy...help would be soo appreciated. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)
 Question 174426: c=x+8 b=x a=x+7 find x i tried everything i could..i cudnt find any solutions and it drove me crazy...help would be soo appreciated. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 174426: c=x+8 b=x a=x+7 find x i tried everything i could..i cudnt find any solutions and it drove me crazy...help would be soo appreciated. Click here to see answer by Electrified_Levi(103)
 Question 174426: c=x+8 b=x a=x+7 find x i tried everything i could..i cudnt find any solutions and it drove me crazy...help would be soo appreciated. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9716)

 Question 172215: The sidewalk on a college campus makes the shape of an L. The sidewalk was constructed such that the length of one side of the L is two times as long as the other side of the L. The length of the diagonal sidewalk that connects the ends of the L is 102 feet. Find values for both sides of the L. A^2 + B^2 = 102^2 A = 2B (2B)^2 + B^2 = 102^2 4B^2 + B^2 = 102^2 5B^2 = 102^2 5B = Sqrt(102^2) 5B = 102 B = 102/5 B = 20.4 A = 20.4*2 A = 40.8 40.8^2 + 20.4^2 does not equal 102^2 =( Click here to see answer by actuary(112)

 Question 168040: The screen size of a t.V is the length of the diagonal across the screen. The height of the screen = 16inches. The diagonal of the screen is 32inches. How to i find out the width? Click here to see answer by actuary(112)

 Question 175315: Hey how do you solve it when it's like this Leg A: 2x Leb b: x Hypothenose c: 32 I don't get it and the exponents always throws me off and whenever i check it, it comes out wrong, so please help me Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)
 Question 175315: Hey how do you solve it when it's like this Leg A: 2x Leb b: x Hypothenose c: 32 I don't get it and the exponents always throws me off and whenever i check it, it comes out wrong, so please help me Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 175482: Please, i need your help to understand how to solve the measurement of the hypotenuse. I understand a^2+b^2=c^6, but i dont understand how to solve for a missing side when rationalized into a radical. for example, a=18 b=? c=33 i know it should be 324+b^2=1089 -324 b^2=765 but what do i do next? i would greatly appreciate it if you helped me. thank you. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 175864: how to tell whether the triangle is a right triangle Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 176051: John made a small rectangular table for his workroom. The sides of the table are 36 inches and 18 inches. If the diagonal of the table measures 43 inches,is his table a true rectangle? explain your answer. can you please help me its so hard,and i just transferred in our school and i didn't know anything about pythagorean theorem. Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 176435: A rectangle has side length 30 mm and diagonal length 34 mm. Find the length of the other side of the rectangle to the nearest whole number. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 176467: Everybody knows that the Pythagorean Theorem works, and I can probably find a mathematical proof that is satisfying, but I want to know why, in ordinary, conversational terms, why it works! Thanks so much! Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 176568: Each of the following triples represents the side lengths of a triangle. Determine whether the triangle is right, acute, or obtuse. 1) 5,9,12 2) 7,24,25 3) 3,4,5 Find the area of each figure. Please leave your answer in radical form. 4) What is the length of a diagonal of a square with a side length of 5? Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 176570: Please try to answer the following questions if possible. I'm having problems trying to learn pythagorean theorem. Thanks Two side lengths of a right triangle are given. Find the missing side length. Leave your answers in radical form. 1) a=3,b=4,c=____. 2) a=46,b=73,c=____. 3) a=27,b=____,c=53. Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 176783: Could 2,3, and 6 represent the lengths of sides of a right triangle? Justify your answer. I hope I made it clear enough for you to understand. Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)
 Question 176783: Could 2,3, and 6 represent the lengths of sides of a right triangle? Justify your answer. I hope I made it clear enough for you to understand. Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1513)

 Question 176785: Could 5, 12, and 13 represent the lengths of sides of a right triangle? Justify your answer. hope i made it clear enough for you to understand; Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 176786: Could 9, 12, and 15 represent the lengths of sides of a right triangle? Justify your answer. hope i made it clear enough for you to understand; Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 176787: Could 10, 15, and 20 represent the lengths of sides of a right triangle? Justify your answer. hope i made it clear enough for you to understand; Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1513)

 Question 176791: A 12 ft ladder is 6 ft from a wall. how high on the wall does the ladder touch? Im new to this questions any help on steps to solve a problem like this I would appreciate it. Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1513)

 Question 176784: Could 8, 12, and 13 represent the lengths of sides of a right triangle? Justify your answer. hope i made it clear enough for you to understand; Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34673)

 Question 176918: Need help solving this problem Solve for x: (The following is all the info I have about this right triangle.) Leg a is x Leg b is 4x Leg c is ? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 177391: PLease help. I think I have this one figured out, but I have a question about the end. The problem is: In a right triangle, find the length of the side not given. One side is a, the other side is 1 and the hypotneuse is the square root of 5. So I used the formula of a^2+b^2=c^2 and plugged in the numbers. a^2+(1)^2=the square root of 5^2. my question is would that become the problem: a^2+1=5 ? Thank you Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 178155: a rectangular parcel of land is 60ft wide. the length of a diagonal between opposite corners is 15ft more than the length of the parcel. what is the lenght of the parcel? (round answer to one decimal place.) Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 178157: a woman driving a car 12ft long is passing a truck 32 ft long. the truck is traveling at 50mi/h. how fast must the woman drive her car so that she can pass the truck completely in 6 sec. (Use feet and seconds instead of miles and hours.) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34673)

 Question 178213: Find the value of k so that the distance between (k,5) and (5,9) is 5. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34673)

 Question 178194: In a right triangle, let the short leg's lenght be A and the longer leg's length be B. Find A if B is the (square root of three) times as long as A and the hypotenuse is 20. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34673)

 Question 178590: Solve the equation by factoring. 7x^2 + 1 = 8x x = (smaller value) x = (larger value) Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 178639: What do you do if an squared root of an number comes out as an dismal and the question says to put it in the simplest form? Do I have to round the whole number or do I have to do the dismal? If I do have to dismal, How many numbers do I put down? If you don't get that question, Here's the question I have to do and how far I have gotten: Find the missing length. Write your answer in the simplest form. A=5 b=2 c=? 5 squared + 2 squared 25+ 4 29=c squared the root 29 is 5.3851. . . How do I put that dismal into the simplest form? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 178943: A tree 36' tall breaks forming a triangle. From the base of the tree along the ground to the tip is 24'(lets call this (b)leg). I know the (a)leg + the hypotenuse is 36' but how can i find the new value for the (a)leg using the pythagorean theorem. I solved it by just plugging in numbers but that took forever. Sure could use your help, confused. Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 178970: Find all real solutions of the equation. x divided by 2x+6 minus x-9 divided x+5 = 1 x = ____ (smaller value) x = ____(larger value) Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 178970: Find all real solutions of the equation. x divided by 2x+6 minus x-9 divided x+5 = 1 x = ____ (smaller value) x = ____(larger value) Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 179621: Help! I can work all of the other problems just fine, but this one is really throwing me off... Given a right triangle... leg a is unknown leg b is "x" and the hypotenuse is "2x" ... I am trying to find the value of leg a and no matter what, I can't get it. The teacher provides us with answers and she arrives at the answer of "square root of 3" ... I'm so confused. I don't know how she arrived at her answer. Any help will be appreciated! I'm going crazy trying and trying, erasing over and over again... Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 179835: The distance from the origin to the point(11,-13)is. a. 4.9units b.11 c.13 d.17 Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 180057: what is the lenght of a side of the smallest square plate on which a 20-cm chopstick can fit along a diagonal without any overhang? round your answer to the nearest tenth of a centimeter Click here to see answer by HyperBrain(694)

 Question 180259: 6) If the sides of a dinning room are 21 feet by 18 feet, what is the length of the diagonal? 7) I have 60 inches of width and have 48 inches of height in my entertainment center. I am going HDTV shopping, what is the biggest diagonal TV that I can get? ** I don't know if i'm in the right category, but thanks a million.** Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 180452: WHAT IS THE HIPOTENUSE ON 12 AND 15 Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 180457: YOU A REDY GIVE ME THE SOLUTION ABOUT HIPOTENUSE 12 AND 15 BUT INEED ESPECIFIC STEP TO DO IT MYSELF HOW TO OBTAIN THE RESULTS . THANK. SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP THAT QUICK. Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 180561: guy wire, how long is a guy wire reaching from the top of a 18ft pole to a point on the ground 12ft from the pole? what is the exact length? ? feet Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 180767: an apartment building casts a shadow. From the tip of the shadow to the top of the building is 100 m. The tip of the shadow is 72 m from the base of the building? How tall is the building? thnakyou Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)