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The sides and classifications of a triangle are given below. The length of the longest side is the integer given. What value(s) of x make the triangle?
x,x, 8; right
Please provide an explanation as well.
Thank you.

  • Rae -

    apparently you want the legs equal, in which case

    x^2+x^2 = 8^2
    2x^2 = 64
    x^2 = 32
    x = √32 = 4√2

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