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# if the area of right triangle ABC is 4, and the hypotenuse $\overline{AB}$ is 12, then what is 2A?

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if the area of right triangle ABC is 4, and the hypotenuse $\overline{AB}$ is 12, then what is 2A?

Jan 22, 2021

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2A = 13.

Jan 22, 2021
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Unless I am seriously misinterpreting the question, this question is nonsensical. A is a vertex of the triangle, so 2A makes no sense.

Jan 29, 2021
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@Guest: 2A is A multiplied by 2

Jan 29, 2021
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Yes, I am aware that in algebraic notation, 2A reprents A multiplied by 2, but I really do not understand what the question is asking currently. I must be missing something because you all are answering as if there is no comprehension gap. I must be missing something obvious. I am trying to be helpful, but I cannot until I understand the problem clearly.

What is A in this particular question? Is it a length of one of the legs of the triangle? Is it the measure of an angle? Is there a hidden diagram I am missing right now? I see a guest wrote 2A = 13 without any explanation whatsoever, so I know I am missing something. I am sorry for being an inconvenience.

Guest Jan 30, 2021