The building was 34 feet tall and geroge was 15 away from it, how long of aladder would he need to reah the top?
We can use the Pythagorean Theorem here.....the ladder represents the hypotenuse of a right triangle...so...
ladder length = √[ 34^2 + 15^2 ] = √ [ 1381 ] ≈ 37.16 ft
Thank you so very much for that So I see your squaring the legs and then the sum of those two squared number's squared is the lenght of the hynoptiuse?
Close.....the square root of the sum of the squares of the leg lengths = the hypotenuse
Look at it this way
leg 1^2 + leg 2^2 = hypotenuse^2 take the square root of both sides
√ [ leg 1^2 + leg 2^2 ] = hypotenuse
Oh so you must square the sum of the legs squared legs or aka square the sum of a^2 + b^2
Not "square" the sum of the squares of the legs....but....take the square root of the sum of the legs squared
Yep, I guess Just you guys seem like people of the forum so I decided to use the term forum people (Not offenseive I hope right?)
No I just found it funny. You sound like a person from another planet: HELLO I AM A ALIEN HELLO FORUM PEOPLES