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 Question 113778: Use the distance formula to show that each set of points describes an isosceles triangle (a triangle with two sides of equal length). (-2, 4), (2, 7), and (5, 3) Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 114761: how long must a guy wire be to run from the top od a 20-ft pole to a point on the ground 8ft from the basse of the pole? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 116224: A television tower has a guy wire attached 6 meters from the top of the tower and secured to the ground 40 meters from the base of the tower. If the guy wire is 50 meters in length, how tall is the tower? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 116463: How do you find the hypotenuse? Secondly how do I find the hypotenuse to the nearest 10th? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 117154: Which of the following is an equation of the circle that has its center at C(2,3) and passes through A(5,7) in the standard (x,y)coordinate plane? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 117712: Find the area of a square oif sides measure 24 cm Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 117714: Find the perimeter of a square if the side measure 3 cm Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 117710: Find the area of a rectangle if it measures L=9 in and W=7 Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 117709: Find the area of a square if each if each side measures 10 cm Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 117713: Find the perimeter of a square of sides measure 6 in Click here to see answer by psbhowmick(529)
 Question 117713: Find the perimeter of a square of sides measure 6 in Click here to see answer by mwsmith2(2)

 Question 118985: Please help on this question, The Hypotenuse of a right triangle is 2.7 units long. The longer leg is 1.3 units longer thant the shorter leg. Find the lengths of the sides of the triangle. All I am able to figure out is the formula to use is a^2 + b^2 = c^2. Please help. I am lost from here. Thank you in advance, Cheryl Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 118990: The angle of depression from the top of a flagpole on top of a lighthouse to a boat on the ocean is 37 degrees, while the angle of depression from the bottom of the flagpole to the boat is 36.8 degrees. If the boat is 1 mile away from shore and the lighthouse is right on the edge of the shore, how tall is the flagpole? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 119148: Solving a science application. Suppose that a ball is thrown upward with an initial velocity of 80 ft/s. (the initial velocity is the speed with which the ball leaves the throwers hand. The spped will then decrease as the ball rises.) If the ball is released at a height of 77ft, the height equation may be written as follows: h= -16t^2+80t+5, round to the nearest hundredth of a second 77= -16t^2+80t+5 this is all i got, now I am lost, can someone please help me, thank you Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 119923: a dead tree was struck by lightening causing it to fall over at a point 10ft up from the base of the tree. if the fallen treetop forms a 40 degree angle with the ground, about how tall was the tree originally? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 120633: 6 squared + 7 squared = c squared Click here to see answer by praseenakos@yahoo.com(507)

 Question 120769: My husband is needing to know what size mat to get based on the answer to this question - if the bottom side is 50', the second side is 80', what would the third equal? This, of course, is in the shape of a triangle. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 121114: PLEASE ANSWER THESE TWO QUESTIONS, I'M NEW AT THIS. QUESTION 1- MEASURE THE DISTANCE OF THE DIAGONAL OF YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN TO THE NEAREST SIXTEENTH OF AN INCH, MEASURE THE HEIGHT OF THE SCREEN ALONG THE VERTICAL AS WELL. USE THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM TO FIND THE WIDTH ALONG THE HORIZOTAL.MY MEASUREMENTS ARE 21INCHES DIAGONAL AND 14 INCHES IN HEIGHT. QUESTION 2- IF F(T)=2T^2-4T-1, FIND F(2) AND F(-1) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 121931: A 15 feet ladder is 5 feet away from a wall. How far above the floor is the top of the ladder? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 121959: 1. A customer wants to make a teepee in his backyard for his children. He plans to use lengths of PVC plumbing pipe for the supports on the teepee, and he wants the teepee to be 12 feet across and 8 feet tall. How long should the PVC plumbing pipe be? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 122947: Find the distance between (12, –3) and (0, 2). i think its 13.42 but that doesnt sound right. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 123305: I am having trouble figuring this problem. Please help. Woody Woodpecker pecked at a 17-m wooden pole until it cracked and the upper part fell, with the top hitting the ground 10 m from the foot of the pole. Since the upper part had not completely broken off, Woody pecked away where the pole had cracked. How far was Woody above the ground? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 123308: Please help me with this one. The lengths of the diagnols of a rhombus are inthe ratio 2:1. If the perimeter of the rhombus is 20, find the sum of the lengths of the diagnols. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 123456: I cannot figure out the Pythagorean theorem when there is two variables and one regular number. I need to solve .I have(well I think) already between 5 2/3 and 5.7. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 123434: I cannot find out how to solve for X when there is two sides with variables and one with a number. I need to solve the pythagorean theorem with the Hypotenus equal to 18, Leg 1 equal to X and Leg 2 equal to 3X. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 123457: I cannot figure out the Pythagorean theorem when there is two variables and one regular number. I need to solve .I have(well I think) already between 5 2/3 and 5.7. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 124099: Working on my math homework and can't figure this one out. The lengths of the legs of a right triangle are x and 3x+y. The length of the hypotenuse is 4x-y. Find the ratio of x to y. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 125032: I am trying to do my homework and do not understand the statement below. We can use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems that involve right triangles. Provide an example of a day-to-day situation that involves right triangles and the use of the theorem. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 125342: I am trying to find the answer to the following: a. Using the pythagorean theorem, find the perimeter of triangle ABC if the hypotenuse is AB is 20 and the base CB is 16. (height AC is unknown) b. Using the pythagorean theorem, find the area of triangle ABC using the information from a above. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)
 Question 125342: I am trying to find the answer to the following: a. Using the pythagorean theorem, find the perimeter of triangle ABC if the hypotenuse is AB is 20 and the base CB is 16. (height AC is unknown) b. Using the pythagorean theorem, find the area of triangle ABC using the information from a above. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)
 Question 125342: I am trying to find the answer to the following: a. Using the pythagorean theorem, find the perimeter of triangle ABC if the hypotenuse is AB is 20 and the base CB is 16. (height AC is unknown) b. Using the pythagorean theorem, find the area of triangle ABC using the information from a above. Click here to see answer by cmerrill666(3)

 Question 125495: what is the equation of a horizontal line that passes through the point at (-2,-3)???? I do not understand this question could someone please help? thank u Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8893)
 Question 125495: what is the equation of a horizontal line that passes through the point at (-2,-3)???? I do not understand this question could someone please help? thank u Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 126357: if A is equal to 5 and B is equal to 2,what is the C equal to? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)
 Question 126357: if A is equal to 5 and B is equal to 2,what is the C equal to? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 127368: If a right triangle has legs of length 1 and x, what is the length of the hypotenuse? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 127950: Find the hypotenuse of a right triangle with legs of 4m and 5m. Round your answer to the nearest thousandth. Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 128847: A ladder 25 ft. long (AD) is leaning against a wall, reaching a point 20 ft. above the ground (CD). The ladder is then moved so that AB= 2(DE). Find BC. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 128908: a ladder that is 13m long is placed so that its foot it 3m from the base of a vertical wasll . how far does the laddr reach up the wall Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 129025: i need to find the diaganol of my computer monitor using a^2+b^2=c^2 L=13" W=8" D=???? Click here to see answer by oscargut(891)
 Question 129025: i need to find the diaganol of my computer monitor using a^2+b^2=c^2 L=13" W=8" D=???? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 129227: A right triangle has a leg measuring 5 inches and a hypotenuse measuring 8 inches what is the area? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 129827: 4)The flower garden has the shape of a right triangle. 34 ft of a perennial border forms the hypotenuse of the triangle, and one leg is 14 ft longer than the other leg. Find the lengths of the legs. What are the lengths of the legs? ______ft Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

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