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# Hello forum people may I please have help : )

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The building was 34 feet tall and geroge was 15 away from it, how long of aladder would he need to reah the top?

Jun 19, 2019

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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

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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?

CharmingTeachers  Jun 19, 2019
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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

CPhill  Jun 19, 2019
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Oh so you must square the sum of the legs squared legs or aka square the sum of a^2 + b^2

CharmingTeachers  Jun 19, 2019
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Not "square" the sum of the squares of the legs....but....take the square root of the sum of the legs squared

CPhill  Jun 19, 2019
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Oh wow right that makes sense thanks a bunch for helping : )

CharmingTeachers  Jun 19, 2019
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off topic but did you call us forum people?

NoobGuest  Jun 19, 2019
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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?)

CharmingTeachers  Jun 19, 2019
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No I just found it funny. You sound like a person from another planet: HELLO I AM A ALIEN HELLO FORUM PEOPLES

NoobGuest  Jun 19, 2019
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XD I guess.

CharmingTeachers  Jun 19, 2019
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LOLOLOL HELLO FORUM PEOPLES.... still having a crack over that. its better when you do it in a robotic voice....

NoobGuest  Jun 19, 2019
edited by NoobGuest  Jun 19, 2019