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Textbook Problem

17-22 Pythagorean Theorem In the given right triangle, find the side labeled x .

Chapter A, Problem 20E, 17-22 Pythagorean Theorem In the given right triangle, find the side labeled x.

To determine

To find:

The side labeled x.

Explanation

Given:

The given right triangle is,

Figure (1)

Approach:

For a right angle triangle the Pythagorean Theorem is,

c2=a2+b2 ……(1)

Here, a is the perpendicular of the triangle, b is the base of the triangle and c is the hypotenuse.

Calculation:

Consider figure (1), the side labeled x is the base.

Substitute 3x for a, x for b and 20 for c in equation (1), to calculate x.

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