# Algebra word problem

A 30 inch TV set has a width of 24 inches. What is its height?

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1. Use this formula for finding the height and width of a triangle when you know the hypotenuse. Let a = the height.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2
a^2 + 24^2 = 30^2
a^2 + 576 = 900
a^2 = 324
a = ?

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2. 324 divided by sqrt is 18?

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posted by Micah
3. Yep! 18 is correct.

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4. Thank you

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posted by Micah
5. You're welcome.

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