Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 10 - Radical Expressions and Equations - Mid-Chapter Quiz - Page 619: 2



Work Step by Step

Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing length. $a^2+b^2=c^2\longrightarrow$ substitute the given values $0.8^2+1.5^2=c^2\longrightarrow$ simplify exponents $0.64+2.25=c^2\longrightarrow$ add $2.89=c^2\longrightarrow$ find the square root of each side $\sqrt{2.89}=\sqrt{c^2}\longrightarrow$ simplify $1.7=c$
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