Posted by **ms. mysterious** on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 6:02pm.

ms. p gave us a ? that was a right angle triangle & 1 side was "15ft" and the other side was"9ft".then she told us the answer was "67ft" and she told us we had to figure out how she got the answer.

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 6:05pm
What question does "67 feet" answer?

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**tchrwill**, Monday, March 28, 2011 at 10:44am
If the two sides (not the hypotenuse) are 9 and 15, the hypotenuse is sqrt(9^2 + 15^2) = 17.49 ft.

If the hypotenuse is 15 and one of the two sides is 9, the other side is sqrt(15^2 - 9^2) = 12 ft.

67 ft. is not the answer.

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