Posted by Punkie on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:39pm.
In a right triangle I need to find the length of the missing side.
If..
a = ?
b = 1
c = sqrt(5)
I would know what to do if the square root wasn't there or if it were a perfect square but it's not, please help...
(P.S. if I need to I have to keep it in radical form)

Math  Ana, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:55pm
a=2
a^2=c^2b^2
a^2=(√5)^2  1^2
a^2= 5 1
√a^2 = √4
a=2

Math  Punkie, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:58pm
Thank you so much, I understand how to get rid of my square root now

Math  Ana, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:04pm
Good, you're welcome.
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