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 Question 78929: in triangle abc, measure of angle a= 2x+3, measure b= 3x+5, and measure c= 5x+2. Solve for x and find the measure of eace angle. Click here to see answer by sprolden(40)

 Question 77711: Megan is using an equilateral triangle as part of a design on a sweatshirt. Each side of the triangle is 12 incches long. Megan is sewing a line of this triangle to the opposite vertex. Approximately how long will the line of sequins be? Click here to see answer by mathdoc315(6)

 Question 79660: P = 60 in. Find the length of each side. 7y, 2y+1, 3y+5 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 79658: Two sides of a triangle have lengths 6 and 8. What lengths are possible for the third side? Explain. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 80366: Hi, i need help with this question: A 12-foot ladder is leaning across a fence and is touching a higher wall located 3 feet behind the fence. The ladder makes an angle of 60 degrees with the ground. Find the distance from the base of the ladder to the bottom of the fence. (also it would be very nice to see how you solved for it, thank you) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 73466: True or false ? 1 - A scalene triangle is never isosceles? 2 - An isosceles triangle can b e equilateral? 3 - A scalene triangle is never right? 4 - All equilateral triangles are acute? Click here to see answer by vertciel(183)

 Question 80641: Line l is the perpindicular bisector of AB, where A has coordinates (-2,3) and b has coordinates (5,4). Find the distance between the x and y intercepts of l. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 81678: I have a figure of a triangle the measurements on all three sides are 3/4x,5/x^2,1/x^2. I have find an expression that represents its perimeter. I have my answer down as 9/4x^4 am I right? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 81682: The length of one of the equal legs of an isosceles triangle is 8 cm less than 4 times the length of the base. If the perimeter is 29 cm, find the length of one of the equal legs. I am having the challenge of what formula to use to solve this word problem. Could you please assist me. I have came up with the answers 5cm, 4cm, and 11 cm. Thank you. Click here to see answer by weepingwillowcats(10)

 Question 81849: The length of one of the equal legs of an isosceles triangle is 8 cm less than 4 times the length of the base. If the perimeter is 29 cm, find the length of one of the equal legs. I am thinking the formula would at least maybe start out as: 2(4x-8) + x = 29 ??? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 81860: A triangle has side lengths of 12 inches and 20 inches. Which of these could be the length of the third side? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 81959: The length of one of the equal legs of an isosceles triangle is 8 cm less than 4 times the length of the base. If the perimeter is 29 cm, find the length of one of the equal legs. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2058)

 Question 82008: Here is my problem: The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 1cm more than twice the shorter leg, and the longer leg is 9cm less than three times the shorter leg. Find the lengths of the three sides of the triangle. I know that (pythagorean theorem), so if a is the shorter leg, I would get: So if I follow what I think I know about solving equations, I wind up with which I can simplify down to . This is where I get stuck. I'm not sure how to solve for a with in the equation, and if I try to factor out the a I am getting a negitive, never ending number for a. Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 81997: Find the length x. Express your answer in simplified radical form. right triangle with one side c is 51ft, the other side a is 45ft and then there is the other side b that is an x. I came up with b=24 Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 82136: Right now im trying 2 work with finding: The Value of X,then classify the triangle by its angle measures Equation: 72,5x,x Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 81938: The captain of an ocean liner at point A observes a lighthouse at point P, as shown. After travelling for 8.2 km, the captain again observes the position of the lighthouse. Using the given information determine the nearest distance of approach of the liner correct to the nearest 0.01km. Find BD. The one angle is 23 degrees and other is 61 degrees we need to find BD. Thank You very much. I really don't know how to inser a picture or even draw it in here, and I don't think I can even do it in here, but thank you very much to whoever has time to answer my question it is really important to me. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 82140: The perimeter of an isosceles triangle is 37 inches. the lenghts of the two equal legs are 6 inches less than 3 times the length of the base. find the lengths of the three sides. Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 82330: I need some help with this one. Please help? Find the length x. Express your answer in simplified radical form. Right triangle side a 20cm side b 15cm and side c is x Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 82333: How do I do this? Find the altitude of the triangle. The shape is a triangle with sides that are 13 & 13 and the bottom is 10. Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 82307: How do you know if a triangle is a 3-4-5 triangle, such as a triangle with side lengths 3, 4, and 5? Click here to see answer by 303795(602)

 Question 82473: Here is my question. Find the hypotenuse of a right triangle with legs of 20 inches and 48 inches. What formula do I use for this? L1 X L2=H OR BASE X HEIGHT/2 Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 82481: HERE AT WORK I AM TRYING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM AND ITS HURTIN MY HEAD! PLEASE HELP. I AM CUTTING A 15 DEGREE ANGLE ON A MACHINE. FROM THE TOP OF THE PIECE TO THE BOTTOM OF WHERE THE DEGREE MUST END IS 1.75 INCHES. I CAN'T SEEM TO FIGURE OUT HOW FAR IN THE SHORT SIDE IS. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 83091: 1.) A tent opening is triangular in shape. The area of the opening is 12 square feet and the height is 48". What is the width of the bottom inches? Next,.... 2.) A tent opening is triangular in shape. The area of the opening is 12 square feet and the bottom is 6 ft. What is the height of the opening in inches? I really need help figuring out how to work these problems. Thanks. Click here to see answer by chitra(359)

 Question 83354: given that a right triangle has the length of 8cm and an angle of 45 degrees, what do the other sides of the triangles add up to be, and what can you tell from looking at this triangle. Click here to see answer by vertciel(183)

 Question 83353: if you are given an isosolese triangle with the angle 50 given for a , what are all the possible degrees for angle b and c Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)
 Question 83353: if you are given an isosolese triangle with the angle 50 given for a , what are all the possible degrees for angle b and c Click here to see answer by Kalmetam(43)

 Question 83569: find area of a ideal triangle 3x4x5 Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9719)

 Question 84108: Working on a puzzle. Assume an equilateral triangle. I'm given 2 points: Point A: -13, -116 Point B: 7, -75 How do I determine the 3rd point? Thanks Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 84103: Working on a puzzle. Assume an equilateral triangle. I'm given 2 points: Point A: -13, -116 Point B: 7, -75 How do I determine the 3rd point? Thanks Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 84102: Working on a puzzle. Assume an equilateral triangle. I'm given 2 points: Point A: -13, -116 Point B: 7, -75 How do I determine the 3rd point? Thanks Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 84309: A triangle has sides 2x – 5, 3x + 1, and 4x + 2. Find the polynomial that represents its perimeter. Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 84565: I need help solving the following word problem: Anne is pulling on a 60-foot rope attached to the top of a 48-foot tree while Walter is cutting the tree at its base. How far from the base of the tree is Anne standing? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 85449: The diagonal of a rectangle is 8cm and the diagonal makes a 45 degree angle with a side. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by scianci(186)
 Question 85449: The diagonal of a rectangle is 8cm and the diagonal makes a 45 degree angle with a side. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 85452: If a tree casts a shadow of 40m while the angle of elevation of the sun is 50 degrees, the heght of the tree Click here to see answer by scianci(186)

 Question 85453: Find the diagonal of a rectangle with L = 8 and W = 4 Click here to see answer by scianci(186)

 Question 85454: Tan A = 0.8746, AC=8, Find BC Click here to see answer by scianci(186)

 Question 85457: If Cos A = 0.3420 and CA = 10, find BA Click here to see answer by scianci(186)

 Question 85459: Find the leg of a right triangle if one leg is 8 and the hypotenuse is 12 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 85460: Find the diagonal of a cube whoses sides are 4 units Click here to see answer by scianci(186)

 Question 85455: Find the diagonal of a rectangle with L = 8 and W = 4 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 85464: Find the diagnoal of a square whose sides are 6 units Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 85462: Find the diagonal of a cube whose sides are 4 units Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 85461: Find the leg of a right triangle if one leg is 8 and the hypotenuse is 12. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 85341: The Mall manager plans to put table in the plaza for customers who eat at the food court. How many square yards of the courtyard can be used to create a dining area? (assume the planters are identical and each is a right triangle.) it come out of Challenge the HASP Page 54 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)