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The differences between the hypotenuse and the other two sides of a right triangle are 8 and 4.  Find the perimeter of the triangle.

 May 19, 2020

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hyp^2 =  (hyp-4)^2   + (hyp-8)^2

               h^2 -8h +16   + h^2 - 16h + 64

 

h^2 +24h -80 = 0      quadratic formula h = 4, 20      throw out 4      hyp = 20    leg1 = 12    leg2 = 16      20 + 12 + 16 = perimeter

 May 20, 2020
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hyp^2 =  (hyp-4)^2   + (hyp-8)^2

               h^2 -8h +16   + h^2 - 16h + 64

 

h^2 +24h -80 = 0      quadratic formula h = 4, 20      throw out 4      hyp = 20    leg1 = 12    leg2 = 16      20 + 12 + 16 = perimeter

ElectricPavlov May 20, 2020

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