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min jun takes a sheet of paper and cuts from one corner to the opposite corner, making two triangles. if the piece of paper is 8 inches long and 12 inches wide , what is the perimeter of one of the triangles

 Dec 3, 2018
edited by Guest  Dec 3, 2018
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The triangles will be RIGHT triangles with leg lengths of 8 and 12

Pythagorean theorem will give the length of the hypotenuse (which is the diagonal cut)

 

sqrt (8^2 + 12^2) = 14.42 in

 

The perimeter of ONE of these triangles is the sum of the sides    12 + 8 + 14.42 = 34.42 inches

 Dec 3, 2018

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