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In the 1 - 2 - Root 3 triangle, why isn't Root 3 the hypotenuse?

 Jun 9, 2021
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sqrt (3)  ≈   1.73

 

It  can't  be  the hypotenuse, brecause  2  is greater

 

Plus.....by the Pythagorean Theorem....

 

2^2    =  1^2  +  (sqrt (3))^2

 

4  =  1  + 3

 

So....2 is the hyp

 

 

cool cool cool cool

 Jun 9, 2021

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