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kd0267
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Posted - 06/03/2008 :  20:37:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In Math we have to figure out if a right triangle has all the necessary lengths. It says that 522 + 657 = 839.1263 [3 repeating]. I know this is right, but how do I show the work??

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Mrspi
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Posted - 06/03/2008 :  21:38:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kd0267

In Math we have to figure out if a right triangle has all the necessary lengths. It says that 522 + 657 = 839.1263 [3 repeating]. I know this is right, but how do I show the work??





It's surely not true that

522 + 657 = 839.126333333....
because 522 = 272484, and 657 = 431649
And the sum of 272484 and 431649 definitely not equal to 839.12633333.....


It would probably help us if you typed the problem you're working with EXACTLY as it appears in your assignment (or test preparation booklet). When we can see what is given, and what you are asked to do, we can probably do a better job of trying to help you.

Edited by - Mrspi on 06/03/2008 21:40:51
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Subhotosh Khan
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Posted - 06/04/2008 :  21:43:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kd0267

In Math we have to figure out if a right triangle has all the necessary lengths. It says that 522 + 657 = 839.1263 [3 repeating]. I know this is right, but how do I show the work??





I suppose you meant

522 + 657 = ~(839)

There is nothing to show work. You cannot show work when you claim (2+3) = 5. Can you?

Okay so this problem is little more complicated - the logic is same.

However, as MrsPi suggested, be careful and complete when you deal with math - otherwise nothing can be proven.
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