Chapter 3.CT, Problem 7CT

### Elementary Geometry for College St...

6th Edition
Daniel C. Alexander + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285195698

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### Elementary Geometry for College St...

6th Edition
Daniel C. Alexander + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285195698
Textbook Problem
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# In Î” A B C , m âˆ  C = 90 Â° Find : a) c if a = 8 and b = 6 â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ _ b) b if a = 6 and c = 8 l â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ â€‰ _

To determine

a)

To find:

The value of c.

Explanation

Procedure used:

In a right angle the sum of squares of two sides of a triangle is equal to the square of third longest side.

Given:

The given figure is,

Figure (1)

mâˆ C=90Â°, a=8

And,

b=6

Calculation:

Equate the sum of squares of two sides of the triangle is equal to the square of third longest side.

c2=a2+b2c=a

To determine

b)

To find:

The value of b.

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