Posted by Jewels on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11:41pm.
I need help... I don't need the answer just how I would figure this out.
Identify the hypotenuse of the triangle by giving its letter.
It is a triangle with the left and bottom lines of the triangle as a right angle. The longest line of the triangle is the top.
q, p, and r
q and p are a part of the right angle side. r is the longest part.
I am having trouble starting this problem and figuring it out.
AS I SAID, PLEASE NO ANSWERS. JUST HOW WOULD I SOLVE IT.

Math  Jessica, Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11:47pm
To find the hypotenuse you need to know the pythagorean theorem where a^2 + b^2 = c^2. Here a and b are the sides of the triangle that make the right angle and c is the hypotenuse. If you plug it in to that equation you should have your answer.

Math  Jen, Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11:47pm
The hypotenuse is always the longest side and across from the right angle. So which letter does that match up with?

Math  Jewels, Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11:48pm
OOOOO OKAY so R is the longest side making R the hypotenuse

Math  Jen, Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11:49pm
Good job!

Math  Jewels, Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11:56pm
Thank you... I was under the intention that I had to find something from it being a 90 degree angle lol. It has been awhile since I took geometry. Not too long but still a great refresher. :D