posted by Jewels on .
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.
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.
The hypotenuse is always the longest side and across from the right angle. So which letter does that match up with?
OOOOO OKAY so R is the longest side making R the hypotenuse
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