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November 26, 2014

Posted by **Meli** on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 7:03pm.

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**drwls**, Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 8:02pmWhat variable do you want to find the value of? Since you say it has a hypotenuse, it must be a right triangle, so it is easy to calculate the third side length. It is

c = sqrt (c^2 - a^2) . Angles can be computed from arcsin a/c and arcsin b/c

What does splitting the triangle in two have to do with it? How is the splitting being done?

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**Emily**, Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 8:08pmIt wouldn't necessarily be a right triangle, would it?

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- MATH (correction) -
**drwls**, Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 8:08pmI meant to write

b = sqrt (c^2 - a^2)

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**drwls**, Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 10:40amThe word "hypotenuse", which they use, only refers to right triangles.

Unless the "variable" and the way the triangle is "split" are defined, I can't make any sense out of this problem, and how they expect geometric means to be used.

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