November 26, 2015

Homework Help: Algebra II

Posted by Kiara on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 4:07pm.

A student is asked to solve b2 + a2 = c2 for a and gives the following solution. Assume all variables represent positive Real Numbers.

b2 + a2 = c2
pb2 + a2 = pc2
b + a = c
a = c-b

Explain the mistake(s) made by the student and provide the correct solution.

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