Elementary Geometry for College Students (5th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1439047901
ISBN 13: 978-1-43904-790-3

Chapter 3 - Section 3.2 - Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles - Exercises: 19

Answer

b=8

Work Step by Step

Given that triangle is right angle triangle where a=15 and c=17 and b has to be found formula for finding hypoteneus of right andle triangle is $a^{2}$+$b^{2}$=$c^{2}$ so after putting values of a and b, $15^{2}$+$b^{2}$=$17^{2}$ 225+$b^{2}$=289 $b^{2}$=64 b=$\sqrt 64$=8
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