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The volume of a prism which has an altitude of 10 units and has a right triangle base with a hypotenuse of 13 units and a leg of 12 units is:

A) 780 units cubed.

B) 600 units cubed.

C) 325 units cubed.

D) 300 units cubed.

pwolfey  Nov 2, 2017

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First, we have to find the missing leg length by using the Pythagorean Theorem:

132 = 169, 122 = 144, 169 - 144 = 25, 52 = 25. So, base area = 30 units2.

30 times 10 = 300. The answer is 300 units3.

helperid1839321  Nov 2, 2017
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Best Answer

First, we have to find the missing leg length by using the Pythagorean Theorem:

132 = 169, 122 = 144, 169 - 144 = 25, 52 = 25. So, base area = 30 units2.

30 times 10 = 300. The answer is 300 units3.

helperid1839321  Nov 2, 2017

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