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kd0267
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 Posted - 06/03/2008 :  20:37:38 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??

Mrspi

USA
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 Posted - 06/03/2008 :  21:38:56 quote:Originally posted by kd0267In 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 = 431649And 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

Subhotosh Khan

USA
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 Posted - 06/04/2008 :  21:43:12 quote:Originally posted by kd0267In 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 meant522 + 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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