   Chapter 4.3, Problem 44E Elementary Geometry For College St...

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Alexander + 2 others
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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

In square ABCD (not shown), point E lies on side D C ¯ . If A B = 8 and A E = 10 , find BE.

To determine

To find:

BE.

Explanation

Calculation:

Given: In square ABCD, point E lies on side DC¯. If AB=8 and AE=10

Step 1:

Let us draw sample figure of square ABCD with given specifications.

ABCD is square. So, AB = BC = CD = DA = 8

Step 2: Finding DE

By using Pythagorean Theorem

DE2=10064=36DE=36=6

Therefore,

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